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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 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 […]

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 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 […]

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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 […]

November 19, 2020

UConn School of Business Receives First-Ever Top 30 Ranking for Graduate Entrepreneurship from Princeton Review

We would like to congratulate our host university, University of Connecticut, on the recent recognition as a Top 30 school for entrepreneurship. The Princeton Review recently announced their Top Schools for Entrepreneurship, including UConn at No. 46 for undergraduate entrepreneurship and, for the first time, the UConn School of Business ranked at No. 28 for […]