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On-Demand Webinars

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 […]

August 15, 2022

Keeping Your Business Cyber Secure [Webinar Recording]

Cybercriminals 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 of Standards and Technology) Cybersecurity Framework, which in our […]

August 12, 2022

CT Small Business Boost Fund [Webinar Recording]

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 CT Small Business Boost Fund. The program gives small business owners access to flexible funding for capital expenditures and working capital and connects them with support services like […]

June 30, 2022

Employee Retention Tax Credits [Webinar Recording]

This is a recording of the live webinar event held on June 28, 2022 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 […]