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Webinar Series: Exit, Succession Planning, and Employee Ownership Options

Webinar Series: Exit, Succession Planning & Employee Ownership (Oct. 19)

Join us for this three-part webinar series to consider the various options available to exit your business. It’s never too early to think about what might be best for you! All sessions take place from 11 AM to 12 PM Session 1: Where to Start?  →  October 19, 2023 Have you thought about exiting your […]

Hispanic Heritage Month Taller 2023

Celebrando el Mes de la Herencia Hispana (Sep. 27)

En honor al Mes de la Herencia Hispana (Hispanic Heritage Month), los SBDC de New York y Connecticut te invitamos a participar en nuestro Taller Virtual donde abordaremos temas clave para emprendedores hispanos. Aprenderás valiosas estrategias y consejos prácticos para iniciar y hacer crecer tu negocio. En este taller virtual, exploraremos los siguientes temas: Cómo […]

Black Business Month Event, Bridgeport Conn., August 2023

Black Business Month – Empowering Entrepreneurs (Aug. 24)

The Southern Connecticut Black Chamber, Bridgeport OIC, SCORE, and CT Small Business Development Center invite you to join us for this in-person event honoring Black Business Month, designed to empower you as a business owner and entrepreneur to tap into a resource bonanza. Join us in Bridgeport, Conn., for a panel presentation introducing you to […]

Small Business Two-Part Series on Reducing Risk and Understanding Funding Opportunities

Reducing Risk and Understanding Funding Opportunities (Aug. 15 & 29)

In partnership with the Tolland County Chamber, the CT Small Business Development Center brings you a two-part series to help your small business level up. AUGUST 15 The first session will cover Reducing Risk. When managing a small business, not only are you dealing with the day-to-day, but there are many other compliance elements you […]


Your Guide to CT Paid Leave & Important Deadlines

If you’re an employer with one or more workers in Connecticut, CT Paid Leave applies to you. Join this webinar for an overview of the paid leave program and Connecticut’s Family and Medical Leave Act, how workers can apply for paid leave, and what you as an employer need to do to comply with the […]


MyCTSavings Info Webinar

Join staff from the MyCTSavings program to find out if your business qualifies for this retirement savings program, and as a business owner, what you need to do to comply with the law. The program is offered through the Office of the State Comptroller and there is no cost to employers to participate. When employers […]

CTSBDC Export Services

Working with Companies to Export Services

When most business owners think about exports, they think about sending physical products abroad. But in 2019, in the U.S., the services sector accounted for 69% of GDP and 82% of private sector employment, and there is a great opportunity to expand a business by exporting services. Join the Virginia and Connecticut SBDCs in learning […]

Exporting Series CTSBDC

Export Series 2023!

The following webinars are being offered as a series and will include an in-person event in May, with details to be announced. The intended audience for the series is small businesses with sales activity for 2+ years and little to no exporting experience. These webinars are NOT intended for Start-Ups. Please select the webinar(s) you […]

Procurement Webinar

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 […]


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 […]

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September 22, 2023

Connecticut Small Business Development Center Recognizes Michelle Augustyn as 2023 ASBDC State Star

Each year, the America’s Small Business Development Center (ASBDC) recognizes excellence among the nationwide SBDC network. This year, Connecticut Small Business Development Center (CTSBDC) is pleased to announce that Business Advisor Michelle Augustyn has been chosen as “State Star” by her colleagues at CTSBDC. The 63 Small Business Development Centers consider their State Stars, like […]

July 25, 2023

CT Businesses Received Boost from CTSBDC in 2022

In releasing its annual report highlighting 2022, the Connecticut Small Business Development Center (SBDC) said the year “may well be remembered as the year we all took a deep breath and pushed on ahead. Small businesses worked through the residual challenges of the pandemic and moved cautiously in the face of rising inflation and uncertain […]

August 3, 2022

CT Small Business Development Center Participates in Stamford Partnership

As shared by Westchester & Fairfield County Business Journals on August 1, 2022: The Stamford Partnership held the inaugural Room for All event at the Palms Nightclub on July 20. Set in the evening to the sounds of smooth jazz and conversation, Room for All was designed not only to provide a networking event for […]

September 22, 2021

Small Business Guide from Westchester & Fairfield County Business Journal

SMALL BUSINESS GUIDE: HOW TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS Connecticut Small Business Development Center partnered with the Westchester & Fairfield County Business Journals to offer tips for small businesses to grow their business. The Small Business Guide offers insight for family-owned businesses, women-owned businesses, businesses looking to win government contracts, businesses looking to access capital, and […]

August 25, 2021

Governor Lamont, Lt. Governor Bysiewicz, Senator Blumenthal Announce Connecticut Receives Federal Grant to Assist Minority-Owned Manufacturers

Connecticut Is One of Four National Awardees for a Minority Business Development Agency Advanced Manufacturing Center Grant (HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont, Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal, and the UConn School of Business today announced that Connecticut has been awarded a five-year, $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s […]

August 18, 2021

CTSBDC: On-Air with iHeart Media

CTSBDC Associate State Director, Matt Pugliese, and Pre-Venture Business Advisor, Michelle Ouimette went on air 105.9 to discuss the assistance CTSBDC provides to small businesses. Listen to the full interview on Community Access Radio Listen now

June 8, 2021

CT Small Business Development Center Supports Businesses During, After COVID-19

As shared by UConn Today: As the state begins to move into a post-pandemic phase, the Connecticut Small Business Development Center (CTSBDC) expects another busy year helping small businesses recover and grow in 2021 and 2022. Housed within the UConn School of Business, the CTSBDC receives funding from the federal and state governments, enabling a team of […]