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05/15/2024

Financial Projections that Open Doors to Funding (Jun. 20)

Live webinar event: June 20, 11 AM – 12 PM Whether you are launching or expanding your business, financial projections play a key role in helping you make decisions about your business. They are also necessary for obtaining funding, whether it is a grant, a loan, or another type of investment. Join us in this […]

05/03/2024

2024 Connecticut 2nd Capital Matchmaker For Small Business

When: June 4, 2024, from 8:30 am to 1 PM Where: Fairfield University, Dolan School of Business, Fairfield, Connecticut Pitch your financing needs to multiple SBA lenders in scheduled, one-on-one 10-minute sessions! Attendees will have access to: Private, scheduled meetings with loan officers to discuss your business and financing needs. Interactive workshops “Creating your business […]

05/02/2024

Managing Money in Your Business – June Cohort

Live Program:  Starting on June 5  (Wednesdays, 6 PM -7:30 PM) As a small business owner, you understand the importance of being ready for opportunities when they arise. Whether you are looking to apply for a loan, grant, or credit line, having a good handle on your numbers increases your chances of approval and favorable […]

04/30/2024

Navigating Entrepreneurship as an International Student: Visa and Financing

Live webinar event: May 29, 10 AM – 11:30 AM If you’re an international student wanting to start a business but unsure about your immigration status and its implications, this webinar is for you! Join Immigration Attorney Dana Bucin and CTSBDC Business Advisor Greg Lewis as they discuss immigration options available to international student entrepreneurs […]

04/29/2024

Business Plan Basics

Live webinar event: May 9, 11 AM – 12 PM There are many times in the life of an entrepreneur when a business plan is helpful and even necessary: when you’re thinking about starting your business, when you’re planning for growth, or when you’re looking to raise capital or apply for a grant. Please join […]

04/18/2024

Managing Money in Your Business

Live Program:  Starting on May 1 (Wednesdays, 6 PM -7:30 PM) As a small business owner, you understand the importance of being ready for opportunities when they arise. Whether you are looking to apply for a loan, grant, or credit line, having a good handle on your numbers increases your chances of approval and favorable […]

04/18/2024

SBIR/STTR Accelerator

Accelerator:  April 30 – June 4 (6 Tuesdays, 1 PM – 2:30 PM) The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs provide grants to eligible companies to help them conduct research & develop and work to commercialize their innovations. The Phase I ($50k – $250k), and the Phase II awards […]

03/20/2024

Small Business Money Essentials

Live webinar event: April 11, 11 AM – 12 PM As an entrepreneur and small business owner, you know how important it is to be ready for opportunities when they arise – whether you have the chance to apply for a contract, a grant, a loan, or have credit extended to your business by a […]

03/04/2024

Reducing Risk in Your New Business

Live webinar event: March 14, 11 AM – 12 PM When managing a small business not only are you dealing with the day-to-day, but there are many other compliance elements you need to keep on your radar to ensure the long-term health of your business, such as knowing what applies to you in the context […]

03/01/2024

Kickstart your Startup with a Lean Business Model

Live webinar event: March 7, 11 AM – 12 PM Learn how a one-page business plan template can help sharpen your startup planning. Are you a startup founder or newer to the world of business? Join us to explore the most critical areas to drive efficiency, innovation, and sustainable growth in your small business. Learning […]

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May 1, 2024

CTSBDC Welcomes Murray Gates as New Agricultural Business Advisor

Connecticut Small Business Development Center (CTSBDC) proudly announces the newest addition to its team, Murray Gates, who joins as the Agricultural Business Advisor. With extensive experience and a passion for agriculture, Murray Gates brings a wealth of knowledge to CTSBDC. In his role as Agricultural Business Advisor, Murray will provide personalized guidance and resources to […]

April 22, 2024

CTSBDC Welcomes Pilar Illanes to Lead Immigrant Entrepreneur Program

The Connecticut Small Business Development Center (CTSBDC) proudly announces the appointment of Pilar Illanes as the leader of our upcoming CTSBDC Immigrant Entrepreneur Program. Pilar will lead our soon-to-be-launched Immigrant Entrepreneur Program, dedicated to empowering immigrant entrepreneurs and international students in Connecticut. This program aims to empower immigrant entrepreneurs and international students to launch and […]

March 20, 2024

Connecticut Small Business Development Center (CTSBDC) Commemorates National SBDC Day

March 20th marks National SBDC Day, a significant occasion celebrating the pivotal role of America’s Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) in fostering the success of small businesses nationwide. This collective proclamation recognizes the profound impact SBDCs have on empowering dreamers, innovators, and doers—the backbone of America’s entrepreneurial spirit. With nearly 1,000 SBDC centers across the […]

February 12, 2024

The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven Joins Forces with Connecticut Small Business Development Center: Empowering Minority-Owned Tech with $2M Federal Grant

CTSBDC is proud to support The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven’s NHE3 initiative and to have been selected to participate in a $2 million federal grant to bolster minority-owned tech companies. Stepping in with technical assistance and business advisors, CTSBDC will present g three accelerator programs, each spanning six sessions, focused on Federal research […]

January 11, 2024

2023 Connecticut’s First Capital Matchmaker: CT Small Business Development Center Teams Up with Small Business Administration, Paving the Way for Success Among Small Business Owners and Lenders

The collaborative effort between the Connecticut Small Business Development Center (CTSBDC) and the Small Business Administration (SBA) – Connecticut District Office culminated in an immensely successful event: Connecticut’s 1st Capital Matchmaker on November 1, 2023 – one of the Small Business highlights of 2023. This event served as a pivotal platform, connecting small business owners […]

January 5, 2024

CT Small Business Development Center Welcomes Angela Rodriguez as Permanent Staff, Adding Diverse Expertise to Support Small Business Growth

Connecticut Small Business Development Center (CTSBDC) proudly announces the appointment of Angela Rodriguez as a Training & Learning Coordinator. Angela’s assumption of this position stands as a significant milestone, reflecting her expertise and commitment exhibited over the past several months. “We are pleased that Angela is joining our Team in the growing area of small […]

October 15, 2023

CTSBDC and the SBA Connecticut District Office Announce First Capital Matchmaker Event in Connecticut

The CT Small Business Development Center and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)  are hosting the first Connecticut Capital Matchmaker Event, on Wednesday, November 1st at the Southern Connecticut State University School of Business, New Haven, CT. The Capital Matchmaker event is a unique opportunity for small business owners to engage directly with SBA lenders, […]