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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 are hosting a panel […]

07/22/2021

Protecting Your Intellectual Property Series [multiple dates]

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. […]

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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 […]

May 27, 2021

Santander Bank Supports Initiatives to Benefit Minority Students, Minority-Owned Businesses

As shared by UConn Today: Santander Bank, N.A., through its Santander Universities program (“Santander”), has awarded a $100,000 grant to the UConn Foundation, to support initiatives that will benefit both minority business students and minority-owned small businesses. The grant marks a new relationship between UConn and Santander, one of the country’s largest retail and commercial […]

May 20, 2021

Market Assessment of Connecticut Small Business Performance

More than 700 businesses shared their operational experiences from the beginning of the COVID 19 pandemic in March 2020 through early January 2021 in a market assessment survey conducted by the Connecticut Small Business Development Center. The survey was conducted from December 2020 through January 2021. The results provide a current perspective of how small […]

March 30, 2021

Small businesses (finally) seeing sunny skies ahead

Published by Westfair Communications As businesses look forward to expanded capacity, many business owners are optimistic for the future. Since March 6, 2020, CTSBDC has provided 4,960 clients with counselling and training services. Notably the team of 20 Business Advisors has helped small businesses receive more than $137 million in emergency and non-emergency funding, supported […]

March 11, 2021

Connecticut Small Business Development Center is Highlighting a Year Full of Resiliency for National SBDC Day

East Hartford, CT; March 11, 2021 – Connecticut Small Business Development Center (CTSBDC) is celebrating National SBDC Day on Wednesday, March 17 after a year of supporting over 9,200 small businesses through a pandemic. SBDC Day is a collective proclamation of the impact America’s Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) have on the success of our […]

March 1, 2021

40 Under 40

CTSBDC is proud to recognize Valeria Bisceglia, chosen as a 40 Under 40 Winner for 2021 by the Fairfield County Business Journal. Valeria has worked tirelessly to make the complicated federal legislation and guidelines of the CARES Act meaningful for so many. She has kept the CTSBDC staff of business advisors, Connecticut’s small businesses and […]

February 18, 2021

S. Windsor’s TicketNetwork pivots to volatile face-mask business

Published in the Hartford Business Journal January 11, 2021 More businesses are looking to pivot as they try to keep their employees and respond to the changing market. For the live event ticket reseller, TicketNetwork, COVID-19 has had a major impact on their business, forcing them to re-evaluate and shift to supplying PPE. “Everything comes […]

January 29, 2021

Banking and Business Ties Key to Federal Aid Process For Minority-Owned Businesses

Published by the CTExaminer.com January 29, 2021 Looking to address the disproportionate number of minority-owned businesses who received the first round of funds from the Paycheck Protection Program, the Small Business Administration has put in place a number of guidelines and opportunities for minority-owned, woman-owned and veteran-owned businesses to take advantage of this round. Joseph […]

December 11, 2020

Featured in Fairfield County Business Journal: CT Small Business Development Center adapts new approach to assistance

As featured in Fairfield County Business Journal Written by Kevin Zimmerman These are understandably busy times for the Connecticut Small Business Development Center – so much so, it’s changing how it works to better meet small business’ needs. “In the past we’ve covered the state according to geographic areas,” CTSBDC State Director Joe Ercolano told […]

December 10, 2020

Changing How We Work with Businesses to Better Meet their Needs

East Hartford, CT; November 23, 2020 — For the past 40 years, the Connecticut Small Business Development Center (CTSBDC) has helped the state’s small businesses start, manage and grow, with business advising offered at no-cost to the business. This year, not surprisingly, the number of businesses looking for assistance has doubled and the CTSBDC has […]