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On-Demand Webinars

October 2, 2021

Cyber Hygiene Tips for Your Small Business [Webinar Recording]

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month. This webinar will provide tools and resources available to help you prepare, assess and implement cyber security protocols in line with the NIST-CSF cybersecurity framework. Join the Connecticut Small Business Development Center to learn the basics of the Data Assured cybersecurity program to keep your business safe from a cyberattack. […]

September 30, 2021

Cybersecurity Standards Act: What Does It Mean for My Small Business?

On June 24, 2021, the “Act Incentivizing The Adoption Of Cybersecurity Standards For Businesses” (Public Act No. 21-119 ) (“Cybersecurity Standards Act”) was passed and goes into effect on October 1, 2021. Cyberattacks are on the rise across the world and it is important for your business to protect itself against potential risks. With this […]

September 15, 2021

EIDL Program Updates [Webinar Recording]

On September 8, 2021, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced an update to their program guidelines for Emergency Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) which provide significant opportunities for small businesses who are still looking for relief from effects of the pandemic. SBA CT District Director, Catherine Marx  provides a review of the updates. CT Small […]

July 19, 2021

Growing Your New London Business

Growing your business can bring on a unique set of challenges. Whether you’re looking to purchase a commercial space or negotiate terms with your landlord, there is assistance available to you to help navigate these changes. The City of New London, Develop New London, Southeastern CT Enterprise Region (seCTer), and CTSBDC hosted a panel discussion […]

June 25, 2021

Protecting Your Intellectual Property Series [Webinar Recording]

You have invested your time and resources to develop your innovations and designs. As you move from idea to product, make sure your ideas remain in your hands. U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) specialists will join us for a series of webinars focused on protecting your innovations and explaining the resources available to you. […]

June 24, 2021

PPP Forgiveness for Loans Over $150K [Webinar Recording]

There are three different forgiveness applications based on the PPP loan amount and other requirements. In this webinar series we will cover each scenario/form one at a time, with this one focusing on loans over $150,000. This webinar covers: The forgiveness form for loans over $150k Which form to use based on whether you have […]

June 22, 2021

Cybersecurity: Identify Your Gaps and Protect Your Business [Recording]

Learn how to protect your business – and your customers – from a cyberattack. The threats to your business reputation, and costs related to a data breach and business interruption, are too significant to ignore. This webinar will help you identify the data you keep and those with access to it, map out ways to […]

June 17, 2021

PPP Forgiveness for Loans $50K – $150K [Recording]

There are three different forgiveness applications based on the PPP loan amount and other requirements. In this webinar series we will cover each scenario/form one at a time, with this one focusing on loans +$50,000-$150,000 This webinar covers: The simplified forgiveness form for loans over $50k and up to $150k Which form to use based […]

June 10, 2021

PPP Forgiveness for Loans Under $50K [Recording]

There are three different forgiveness applications based on the PPP loan amount and other requirements. In this webinar series we will cover each scenario/form one at a time, starting with loans under $50,000. In this webinar we will present information related to: The simplified forgiveness form for loans below $50,000 Exemptions on employee and wage […]

April 20, 2021

State and Federal Export Resources for Connecticut Firms [Recording]

While the U.S. exports some $2 trillion in goods and services to world markets annually, there is vast opportunity to increase both the number of U.S. exporters and the markets they are selling to— particularly among small and medium-sized firms.  With more than 95% of the world’s consumers located outside of the U.S., your firm […]