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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 […]

02/23/2024

Fortify Your Business: Fraud Awareness Seminar

For Small Businesses When: February 28, 2024 from 8:30 am to 11 am Where: M&T Bank 198 Amity Road, Woodbridge, CT ( second floor) Are you worried about the growing threat of fraud impacting your business’s bottom line? Join us for an essential seminar tailored specifically to address the unique challenges faced by small businesses […]

02/18/2024

Webinar: Free Resources to Protect Your Intellectual Property

Live webinar event: February 29, 2024, 11 AM There are many things to protect in your small business, from your cash to how you use your time. However, small business owners often ignore the potential of intellectual property as an asset to protect their business. Join us and a representative from the U.S. Patent & […]

01/22/2024

Webinar: Protecting your Business from Scams

Live webinar event: January 23, 2024, 11 AM Dive headfirst into protecting your business from scams with our CyberSmart Entrepreneurs Workshop. Tailored exclusively for small business owners, this webinar will guide you through the essential cybersecurity principles. By the end of this webinar, you’ll not only understand the fundamentals of digital protection but also possess […]

Business people gathered - CT Capital Matchmaker 2023
10/06/2023

2023 Connecticut Capital Matchmaker (Nov. 1)

Schedule One-on-One Meetings with Connecticut SBA Lenders! When: Nov. 1, 8:15 am to 12:30 pm Where: New Haven, CT The Small Business Administration Connecticut District Office and the CT Small Business Development Center invite you to join us for this in-person event in New Haven.  A unique Capital Matchmaker in-person event, connecting business owners seeking […]

Webinar Series: Exit, Succession Planning, and Employee Ownership Options
09/22/2023

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 […]

Webinar Series: Exit, Succession Planning, and Employee Ownership Options
09/22/2023

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 […]

09/21/2023

Learn about Federal Innovation Grants – Free event (Oct. 10)

Do you have a unique idea or innovative technology & need research funding to launch? The event goes from 5:30 pm to 8 pm Network and connect with the CT Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Consortium. Our services and offerings are aimed at helping entrepreneurs get the assistance and […]

Hispanic Heritage Month Taller 2023
08/11/2023

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
07/28/2023

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 […]

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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, […]

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 […]

August 26, 2023

Black Business Month Celebration Held in Bridgeport

People in Bridgeport on Thursday celebrated Black Business Month with an empowering event for entrepreneurs. It was held at the Housatonic Community College. There were inspiring panels and networking opportunities for Black entrepreneurs. The panel discussions provided insight for new business owners, on how to start and grow their business. “Unfortunately, a lot of businesses […]

July 26, 2023

2022 CTSBDC Annual Report: 3,300 Clients Assisted

We are delighted to have had the opportunity to assist a significant number of small businesses and entrepreneurs in Connecticut in 2022. A total of 3,300 individuals sought our guidance and advice in their pursuit of starting, growing, or steering their businesses toward success, and we couldn’t be happier to support them on their journeys. […]