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On-Demand Webinars

April 30, 2024

Reducing Risk in Your New Business [Webinar Recording]

 This is a recording of the live webinar event held on 3.14.24 Description When managing a small business not only are you dealing with the day-to-day, but there are many other compliance elements you need to keep on your radar to ensure the long-term health of your business, such as knowing what applies to you […]

April 24, 2024

Kickstart Your Startup with a Lean Business Model [Webinar Recording]

 This is a recording of the live webinar event held on 3.7.2024 Description 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 Outcomes Learn the fundamental principles of lean business models and […]

April 14, 2024

ProBono (Free) Resources to Protect Your Intellectual Property [Webinar Recording] [Webinar Recording]

 This is a recording of the live webinar event held on 2.29.2024 Description 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 […]

February 1, 2024

CyberSmart Entrepreneurs Workshop [Webinar Recording]

 This is a recording of the live webinar event held on 1.23.24 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 using language that’s friendly, relatable, and devoid of unnecessary technical jargon. By the end […]

Webinar Series: Exit, Succession Planning, and Employee Ownership Options
November 6, 2023

Webinar Series: Exit, Succession Planning & Employee Ownership [Webinar Recordings]

Below you will find the links to access the recordings for each of the live sessions, 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! Session 1: Where to Start?  →  October 19, 2023 […]

Small Business Two-Part Series on Reducing Risk and Understanding Funding Opportunities
August 31, 2023

Reducing Risk & Understanding Funding Opportunities [Webinar Recordings]

This is a recording of the live webinar event held on 8.15.2023  and 8.29.2023 In partnership with the Tolland County Chamber, the CT Small Business Development Center brings you a two-part series to help your small business level up. Session 1:   →  August 15, 2023 The first session will cover Reducing Risk. When managing a […]

CTSBDC Export Services
March 27, 2023

Working with Companies to Export Services [Webinar Recording]

This is a recording of the live webinar event held on 3/22/2023 When most business owners think about exports, they think about sending physical products abroad. But in 2019, in the U.S., the services sector accounted for 69% of GDP and 82% of private sector employment, and there is a great opportunity to expand a […]

SBA 8(a) Program
March 1, 2023

SBA 8(a) Business Development Program [Webinar Recording]

This is a recording of the live webinar event held on 02/23/2023 As we celebrate Black History Month, join the Connecticut SBA District Office and us to learn about certifying your business under the U.S Small Business Administration’s 8(a) program. The 8(a) program can be a valuable tool for experienced socially and economically disadvantaged small […]

Procurement Webinar
December 28, 2022

Strategic Procurement in NYC, NYS [Webinar Recording]

This is a recording of the live webinar event held on 12/15/2022 Join the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) Manhattan Center and the CT Small Business Development Center (CT SBDC) to learn about contracting as a Connecticut-based business with New York City and New York State, including: Procurement opportunities and how to find them. Getting […]

October 31, 2022

Marketing: Understanding Your Customers [Webinar Recording]

This is a recording of the live webinar event held on 9.29.2022 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 […]