All Events

05/13/2021

Restaurant Revitalization Fund Overview [May 13]

May 13 @ 9:30am In this webinar we will present information related to: Eligibility details including which entities qualify and what is required Understanding the amount you would qualify for depending on how long you’ve been in business The covered period, which is how long you have to use the funds How you can use […]

05/06/2021

Restaurant Revitalization Fund Overview [Recording]

This webinar provides an overview of the Restaurant Revitalization Fund grant program, including: Eligibility details including which entities qualify and what is required Understanding the amount you would qualify for depending on how long you’ve been in business The covered period, which is how long you have to use the funds How you can use […]

05/06/2021

Fondo de Revitalización de Restaurantes: Prepárese [Grabación]

A discusión del programa Restaurant Revitalization Fund, que incluye: Detalles de elegibilidad, incluyendo las entidades que califican y los requisitos; Como determinar la cantidad para la que calificaría según el tiempo que lleva en el negocio; El período cubierto o el período de tiempo en el que necesita usar los fondos; Cómo puede utilizar los […]

04/20/2021

Overview: Restaurant Revitalization Fund [Recording]

Join the U.S. SBA Connecticut District Office, the Connecticut Restaurant Association, and CTSBDC to learn about the soon-to-be-launched Restaurant Revitalization Program. In this recording we review eligibility, the covered period, eligible expenses, estimating grant amounts based on revenues as well as the time the applicant has been in operation, and required documentation. There is no […]

04/15/2021

Applying for Paycheck Protection Program Funds [Recording]

This webinar offers a full review of eligibility requirements for those looking to apply for the first or second draw and steps to understand how to apply. With the PPP application deadline extended until May 31, there is still time to apply. The Economic Aid Act (Dec. 2020) expanded uses of funds, and Executive action […]

04/20/2021

State and Federal Export Resources for Connecticut Firms [Recording]

While the U.S. exports some $2 trillion in goods and services to world markets annually, there is vast opportunity to increase both the number of U.S. exporters and the markets they are selling to— particularly among small and medium-sized firms.  With more than 95% of the world’s consumers located outside of the U.S., your firm […]

03/25/2021

Shuttered Venue Operators Grant – Program Review (Recording)

The U.S. Small Business Administration announced that the application portal for the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program will open on April 8. With a total of $16.25 billion available through this program these hard-hit businesses will have access to the awaited emergency funds. As a reminder, all potential SVOG applicants will need to be registered […]

03/18/2021

Paycheck Protection Program – Where We Are

In this recorded webinar, we focus on reviewing the most recent information on the Paycheck Protection Program, including the revision to the calculation for Schedule C filers, the elimination of restrictions on applying for those with federal student debt and small business owners with prior non-fraud felony convictions. Congress has passed the $1.9 trillion COVID […]

03/04/2021

Paycheck Protection Program Updates – [Webinar Recording]

Upon directive from the new administration, the SBA has updated guidelines related to enhancements, clarifications, and ensuring access to PPP for the smallest businesses. Based on these, the SBA will: Establish a 14-day, exclusive PPP loan application period for businesses and nonprofits with fewer than 20 employees Allow sole proprietors, independent contractors, and self-employed individuals […]

How to Start Your Business [Webinar Recording]

Connecticut Small Business Development Center partners with aspiring entrepreneurs to turn their business dreams into a reality. Join CTSBDC Microenterprise Business Advisor Mary Kay Della Camera in this recorded webinar as she walks you through everything you need to know about launching a successful business from the initial market research to obtaining the licenses and […]

How to Apply for PPP: Self Employed, Sole Proprietors, & Independent Contractors [Webinar Recording]

Since released in early 2020 under the CARES Act, the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) has undergone several changes. Most recently, the Economic Aid Act of December 2020, renewed PPP funding allowing for first time and second time applications. Our advisors walk through how PPP specifically works for you, whether this is your first time applying […]

01/24/2020

What’s Next: Rethinking Your Business in a Post-COVID World

As businesses look toward planning their future, CTSBDC is helping you adapt your business to the new normal. In this recorded webinar, we will discuss the process of pivoting your business and discuss some of the CTSBDC tools available to help you review your financials, conduct a market analysis, and interpret industry trends. Christine Sullivan, […]

CT Paid Leave: What You Need to Know [Webinar Recording]

Connecticut’s Paid Family and Medical Leave Act (PFMLA) provides paid leave benefits to employees who cannot work due to their own serious health condition or the serious health condition of a family member. The CT Paid Leave Authority offers resources for Connecticut businesses and employees to help them navigate this new Act. CT Paid Leave […]

Phase 3: Strategies and Suggestions for Success [Webinar Recording]

Learn how you can implement health and safety measures to prepare to bring your business indoors CTSBDC brought together experts around the the state to discuss how small businesses are preparing to ensure employee and customer safety as they bring their business indoors. The panel includes: David Lehman, Commissioner, Connecticut Department of Economic and Community […]

CT STEP Guidelines and Application [Webinar Recording]

Please join the Connecticut Small Business Development Center, Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development, and U.S. Department of Commerce to learn about the Connecticut State Trade Expansion Program (STEP). STEP is funded in part through a grant with the U.S. Small Business Administration.  The program goal of STEP FY 2020 is to increase the […]

PPP Forgiveness & CT CARES Program Review [Webinar Recording]

How To Get Your PPP Loan Forgiven & CT CARES Small Business Grant Program There are now three different application forms for PPP Forgiveness. In this recording, we explain each and do a brief walk through of how to complete them. Now is the time to prepare your forgiveness application – don’t miss this valuable explanation […]

Launching a Home-Based Cosmetics Business [Webinar Recording]

If you are considering starting a business in cosmetics ran from home, you have probably started looking at licensing. The prospect of getting ready and going through the process can be daunting. Learn from a local small business owner about her experience, get an overview of the necessary steps, and take away useful tips she […]

Air Force Commercialization Initiative: SBIR/STTR Open Topic [Webinar Recording]

In this on-demand webinar, hear from a panel of experts of how you can start doing business with the federal government. Does your small business have an innovative technology that may be of interest to the federal government? Learn about the US Air Force’s AFWERX initiative that offers a rare opportunity for small, innovative companies — including […]

Social Media for Small Businesses [Webinar Recording]

In this on-demand webinar, CTSBDC advisors discussed the basics of social media for small businesses. Are you overwhelmed OR don’t have time to leverage social media to grow your business? CTSBDC advisors present social media marketing tips which small businesses can utilize to increase their business’ presence on social media, including Instagram, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, […]

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 […]