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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 25, 2023

CT Businesses Received Boost from CTSBDC in 2022

In releasing its annual report highlighting 2022, the Connecticut Small Business Development Center (SBDC) said the year “may well be remembered as the year we all took a deep breath and pushed on ahead. Small businesses worked through the residual challenges of the pandemic and moved cautiously in the face of rising inflation and uncertain […]

July 20, 2023

The ‘Curry Queen’ of Lyme Brings New Flavor to Old Saybrook

It’s the most popular item on her menu, but finance analyst turned restaurateur Nalini Srinivasan has never tasted chicken tikka masala. Still, it was a plate of those moist chunks of chicken, marinated in a spiced sauce, that she asked chef Navin Mishra to prepare for The Day on Tuesday along with steamed basmati rice. […]

May 31, 2023

Cheshire Business Honored with Microenterprise of the Year Award

After being part of a company-wide layoff in the medical field, Carol DiCarlo took her work experience and love of horses to launch a new business in Cheshire. Now, nearly five years later, DiCarlo is part of a small business success story. In what became a dream come true, DiCarlo opened the Cheshire Equestrian Center […]

May 9, 2023

Senator Blumenthal Recognizes Two Cheshire Businesses

One company provides hi-tech protective coatings for the United States military’s fighting machines. The other company provides high-end protective fashion for competitive horseback riding. But the two Cheshire-based enterprises — Element 119 and Cheshire Equestrian Center — have now both gained national recognition as small businesses that stand out among their peers. To formally acknowledge […]

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 […]

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 […]