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Procurement Webinar
12/01/2022

Strategic Procurement in NYC, NYS [Webinar Recording]

This is a recording of the live webinar event held on 12/15/2022 Join the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) Manhattan Center and the CT Small Business Development Center (CT SBDC) to learn about contracting as a Connecticut-based business with New York City and New York State, including: Procurement opportunities and how to find them. Getting […]

Procurement Webinar
12/01/2022

Strategic Procurement in NYC, NYS for CT Businesses (Dec. 15)

Live webinar event: December 15, 2022, 1 PM Join the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) Manhattan Center and the CT Small Business Development Center (CT SBDC) to learn about contracting with New York City and New York State, including: Procurement opportunities and how to find them. Getting certified as a Minority or Women-Owned business with […]

07/27/2022

COVID EIDL Borrower Info Session (Dec. 6)

Live webinar event: December 6, 2022, 1 PM COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) deferment periods are approaching an end. As such, business owners must start preparing to make payments. The following are key points and resources for all COVID EIDL borrowers. Register to join SBA for an informative webinar on your COVID Economic Injury […]

07/27/2022

Marketing: Understanding Your Customers [Webinar Recording]

This is a recording of the live webinar event held on 9.29.2022 You’ve built a small customer base, and now you need more customers to grow your business. You know you should be marketing and using social media. But, your budget is tight, and you don’t want to waste your time and money on things […]

07/27/2022

COVID EIDL Borrower Info Session (Nov. 1)

Live webinar event: November 1, 2022, 11 AM COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) deferment periods are approaching an end. As such, business owners must start preparing to make payments. The following are key points and resources for all COVID EIDL borrowers. Register to join SBA for an informative webinar on your COVID Economic Injury […]

07/27/2022

COVID EIDL Borrower Info Session (Oct. 4)

Live webinar event: October 4, 2022, 11 AM COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) deferment periods are approaching an end. As such, business owners must start preparing to make payments. The following are key points and resources for all COVID EIDL borrowers. Register to join SBA for an informative webinar on your COVID Economic Injury […]

07/27/2022

Marketing: Understanding Your Customers (Sept. 29)

Live webinar event: September 29, 2022, 11 AM You’ve built a small customer base, and now you need more customers to grow your business. You know you should be marketing and using social media. But, your budget is tight, and you don’t want to waste your time and money on things that won’t bring you […]

Veteran Business Resource Fair and Expo (In-Person Event)

The Connecticut Small Business Development Center is proud to participate in the Veteran Business Resource Fair and Expo organized by the Department of Veterans Affairs. We invite you to join us for a ribbon cutting of renovated Building 50 and Veteran Business Resource Fair. Building 50’s focus is on supporting Veterans and Veteran Service Organizations. […]

07/27/2022

Keeping Your Business Cyber Secure [Webinar Recording]

Cybercriminals target businesses of all sizes. Knowing some cybersecurity basics and putting them into practice will help you protect your business and reduce the risk of a cyber attack. At the CT Small Business Development Center, we can support you in developing your NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) Cybersecurity Framework, which in our […]

07/27/2022

CT Small Business Boost Fund [Webinar Recording]

On Monday, July 25, 2022, Governor Lamont announced the launch of a new, low-interest loan program supported by the Connecticut Department of Economic & Community Development, the CT Small Business Boost Fund. The program gives small business owners access to flexible funding for capital expenditures and working capital and connects them with support services like […]

07/27/2022

CT Small Business Boost Fund – Multiple Dates

Live webinar series: Tuesdays 11 AM & Thursdays 1 PM (Links Below) On Monday, July 25, 2022, Governor Lamont announced the launch of a new, low-interest loan program supported by the Connecticut Department of Economic & Community Development. The program gives small business owners access to flexible funding for capital expenditures and working capital and […]

07/27/2022

Keeping Your Business Cyber Secure (August 11)

Live webinar event: August 11, 2022, 11 AM Cyber criminals target businesses of all sizes. Knowing some cybersecurity basics and putting them into practice will help you protect your business and reduce the risk of a cyber attack. At the CT Small Business Development Center, we can support you in developing your NIST (National Institute […]

06/30/2022

Employee Retention Tax Credits [Webinar Recording]

This is a recording of the live webinar event held on June 28, 2022 With the various relief programs available during the pandemic, this important tax credit introduced with the CARES Act has become overlooked by many. If you are a small business with 500 employees or less, your business may be eligible to receive […]

06/30/2022

Patent Basics with US Patents & Trademarks Office (July 26)

Live webinar event: July 26, 2022, 11 AM Whether you are an entrepreneur, inventor, new or existing business owner, you may be considering patenting a product, process, or tool. If you have done any digging, or you have done this before, you know it can get expensive very quickly. Join us and USPTO’s Primary Patent […]

06/01/2022

Employee Retention Tax Credits – There’s Still Time! (Jun. 28)

Live webinar event: June 28, 2022, 11 AM With the various relief programs available during the pandemic, this important tax credit introduced with the CARES Act has become overlooked by many. If you are a small business with 500 employees or less, your business may be eligible to receive up to 50% of qualifying wages […]

02/21/2022

Intellectual Property: Pro Bono Resources [Webinar Recording]

Intellectual Property: Pro Bono Resources This is a recording of the live webinar event held on 02.17.2022 Don’t let the legal costs of protecting your ideas and work stop you from moving forward. The Connecticut Small Business Development Center welcomes the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and UCONN Law School IP Clinic to overview […]

01/04/2022

Implementing the New CT Paid Leave Program In Your Small Business [Multiple Dates]

The new CT paid leave law has gone into effect as of January 1, 2022. Is your small business prepared? The Connecticut Small Business Development Center along with experts from The Human Resources Consulting Group will present an informational webinar on how to continue running your business as this new law gets implemented. For many […]

02/23/2022

Global Supply Chains in a Post Covid-19 World (Feb. 23)

Global Supply Chains in a Post COVID-19 World February 23, 2022, 11 AM to 12:30 PM The Rhode Island SBDC in partnership with the Connecticut SBDC invite you to the following event: Due to the COVID pandemic and the worldwide decisions following, there are many unprecedented challenges that all businesses are facing. We are offering […]

02/17/2022

Intellectual Property: Pro Bono Resources [That Means Free!] (Feb. 17)

Intellectual Property: Pro Bono Resources February 17, 2022, 11 AM to 12:00 PM Don’t let the legal costs of protecting your ideas and work stop you from moving forward. The Connecticut Small Business Development Center welcomes the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and UCONN Law School IP Clinic to overview the free resources available […]

Implementing the New CT Paid Leave Program [Webinar Recording]

This webinar held live on Dec. 21st contains updates related to new documents and templates released by the CT Paid Authority in mid-December. The new CT paid leave law goes into effect on January 1, 2022. Is your small business prepared? The Connecticut Small Business Development Center along with experts from The Human Resources Consulting Group will […]

Copyright Basics: Considerations for Entrepreneurs [Webinar Recording]

This is a recording of the live webinar event held on Nov. 18, 2021 If you are an entrepreneur, you cannot afford to ignore copyrights. Join experts from the USPTO’s Office of Policy and International Affairs to learn the basics of copyright protection and receive insights into copyright registration and enforcement. Then, CTSBDC will discuss the support […]

11/03/2021

Get Your Small Business Ready for Holiday’s With Google

Is your business ready for online shopping this holiday season? Connecticut Small Business Development Center is hosting a series of webinars with Grow with Google to help small business owners update their online presence. Feature Your Business and Products to Shoppers Online with Google Learn how to sell your products online. We’ll walk through listing […]

10/27/2021

5 Pages Every Business Website Needs

Is your business website working for you? Join CTSBDC Business Advisor Mary Kay Della Camera and Web Developer John Tusch for this helpful overview of the importance of strong content and what pages business owners should consider when developing their own website or working with a developer. John will provide the top 5 pages businesses […]

10/15/2021

Cybersecurity Standards Act: What Does It Mean for My Small Business? [Webinar Recording]

On June 24, 2021, the “Act Incentivizing The Adoption Of Cybersecurity Standards For Businesses” (Public Act No. 21-119 ) (“Cybersecurity Standards Act”) was passed and goes into effect on October 1, 2021. Cyberattacks are on the rise across the world and it is important for your business to protect itself against potential risks. With this […]

10/21/2021

Cybersecurity Standards for HIPAA-Compliant Businesses [Webinar Recording]

As a healthcare organization, it is imperative that you are familiar with HIPAA guidelines and how they can affect your business. For Cybersecurity Awareness Month, Connecticut Small Business Development Center hosted an informational webinar with Charles IT to cover HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules, new guidelines for 2021, and how the new Cybersecurity Safe Harbor […]

10/28/2021

CMMC Security: Compliance & Common Pitfalls [Webinar Recording]

If you are working with the Department of Defense, or you are looking into becoming a DoD contractor, you will need to ensure your business can comply with the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC). This certification has its own framework that is more robust than other cybersecurity models. Join Connecticut Small Business Development Center and […]

11/18/2021

Copyright Basics and Considerations for Entrepreneurs

If you are an entrepreneur, you cannot afford to ignore copyrights. Join experts from the USPTO’s Office of Policy and International Affairs to learn the basics of copyright protection and receive insights into copyright registration and enforcement. Then, CTSBDC will discuss support available to small businesses looking to obtain a copyright. This webinar is designed […]

07/27/2021

Growing Your New London Business

Growing your business can bring on a unique set of challenges. Whether you’re looking to purchase a commercial space or negotiate terms with your landlord, there is assistance available to you to help navigate these changes. The City of New London, Develop New London, Southeastern CT Enterprise Region (seCTer), and CTSBDC hosted a panel discussion […]

07/22/2021

Protecting Your Intellectual Property Series [Webinar Recording]

You have invested your time and resources to develop your innovations and designs. As you move from idea to product, make sure your ideas remain in your hands. U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) specialists will join us for a series of webinars focused on protecting your innovations and explaining the resources available to you. […]

03/23/2021

Women in Business: Juggling Entrepreneurship with Real Life

March 23, 2021 @ Noon Connecticut Small Business Development Center will host a panel of female entrepreneurs to discuss how they have navigated the unique challenges their business has faced during the pandemic.  This panel will offer all hardworking small business owners the opportunity to listen and learn from their struggles and successes. Register now

02/12/2021

Get Your Local Business on Google Search and Maps [Webinar Recording]

Reach more customers online with Google (This is a recording of the live webinar held on 12-9-2020) Showing up when customers are searching online is more important than ever. Ensure customers can find accurate, updated information about your local business on Google Search and Google Maps, no matter which device they use. In this workshop, […]

Grow with Google [Recording]

Showing up when customers are searching online is more important than ever. And as more customers shop online make sure your business is properly prepared.  Help them find accurate and up-to-date information about your local business on Google Search and Google Maps, no matter which device they use.  In this workshop, you will learn how […]

Business Resiliency Part 4: Recovery

The third part of this series focuses on recovery, encouraging business owners to shift their mindset to start looking at external processes around employees and public safety. CTSBDC Business Advisor Shelly Koehler, in partnership with Manchester’s WORK_SPACE, shares real-time examples and worksheets designed to get you planning to not only consider what recovery looks like […]

Business Resiliency Part 3: Implement

The third part focuses on Risk Management, Training Staff, and understanding the types of controls you can setup in your place of business from physical barriers to changing hours of operation, with specific COVID-19 examples. CTSBDC Business Advisor Shelly Koehler, in partnership with Manchester’s WORK_SPACE, shares real-time examples and worksheets designed to get you planning […]

Business Resiliency Part 2: Plan

In the second part of the series, learn how to create a Business Impact Analysis, and Emergency Plans as you work towards forming a Business Continuity Plan that helps you allocate your resources in the best way possible to limit the impact of a disruption to the best of your ability. CTSBDC Business Advisor Shelly […]

Business Resiliency Part 1: Identify

The first of this four-part series focuses on understanding the key resources that help your business operate and on “Keeping the Lights On.” CTSBDC Business Advisor Shelly Koehler, in partnership with Manchester’s WORK_SPACE, shares real-time examples and worksheets designed to get you planning to not only consider what recovery looks like right now, but to […]