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07/27/2022

COVID EIDL Borrower Info Session (Oct. 4)

Live webinar event: October 4, 2022, 11 AM 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 […]

07/27/2022

Marketing: Understanding Your Customers (Sept. 29)

Live webinar event: September 29, 2022, 11 AM You’ve built a small customer base, and now you need more customers to grow your business. You know you should be marketing and using social media. But, your budget is tight, and you don’t want to waste your time and money on things that won’t bring you […]

Veteran Business Resource Fair and Expo (In-Person Event)

The Connecticut Small Business Development Center is proud to participate in the Veteran Business Resource Fair and Expo organized by the Department of Veterans Affairs. We invite you to join us for a ribbon cutting of renovated Building 50 and Veteran Business Resource Fair. Building 50’s focus is on supporting Veterans and Veteran Service Organizations. […]

07/27/2022

CT Small Business Boost Fund – Multiple Dates

Live webinar series: Tuesdays 11 AM & Thursdays 1 PM (Links Below) On Monday, July 25, 2022, Governor Lamont announced the launch of a new, low-interest loan program supported by the Connecticut Department of Economic & Community Development. The program gives small business owners access to flexible funding for capital expenditures and working capital and […]

07/27/2022

Keeping Your Business Cyber Secure (August 11)

Live webinar event: August 11, 2022, 11 AM Cyber criminals target businesses of all sizes. Knowing some cybersecurity basics and putting them into practice will help you protect your business and reduce the risk of a cyber attack. At the CT Small Business Development Center, we can support you in developing your NIST (National Institute […]

06/30/2022

Patent Basics with US Patents & Trademarks Office (July 26)

Live webinar event: July 26, 2022, 11 AM Whether you are an entrepreneur, inventor, new or existing business owner, you may be considering patenting a product, process, or tool. If you have done any digging, or you have done this before, you know it can get expensive very quickly. Join us and USPTO’s Primary Patent […]

06/01/2022

Employee Retention Tax Credits – There’s Still Time! (Jun. 28)

Live webinar event: June 28, 2022, 11 AM With the various relief programs available during the pandemic, this important tax credit introduced with the CARES Act has become overlooked by many. If you are a small business with 500 employees or less, your business may be eligible to receive up to 50% of qualifying wages […]

01/04/2022

Implementing the New CT Paid Leave Program In Your Small Business [Multiple Dates]

The new CT paid leave law has gone into effect as of January 1, 2022. Is your small business prepared? The Connecticut Small Business Development Center along with experts from The Human Resources Consulting Group will present an informational webinar on how to continue running your business as this new law gets implemented. For many […]

02/23/2022

Global Supply Chains in a Post Covid-19 World (Feb. 23)

Global Supply Chains in a Post COVID-19 World February 23, 2022, 11 AM to 12:30 PM The Rhode Island SBDC in partnership with the Connecticut SBDC invite you to the following event: Due to the COVID pandemic and the worldwide decisions following, there are many unprecedented challenges that all businesses are facing. We are offering […]

02/17/2022

Intellectual Property: Pro Bono Resources [That Means Free!] (Feb. 17)

Intellectual Property: Pro Bono Resources February 17, 2022, 11 AM to 12:00 PM Don’t let the legal costs of protecting your ideas and work stop you from moving forward. The Connecticut Small Business Development Center welcomes the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and UCONN Law School IP Clinic to overview the free resources available […]

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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 […]

July 21, 2022

Connecticut Small Business Development Center Recognizes Denise Whitford as 2022 ASBDC State Star

East Hartford, CT, July 21, 2022 – As the Business Advisors and staff of the Connecticut Small Business Development Center (CTSBDC) continue to address the needs of existing and new small businesses in the state, the staff has chosen one colleague as a standout contributor to the program. This recognition comes as CTSBDC advisors address […]

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 […]

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 […]