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October 15, 2023

CTSBDC and the SBA Connecticut District Office Announce First Capital Matchmaker Event in Connecticut

The CT Small Business Development Center and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)  are hosting the first Connecticut Capital Matchmaker Event, on Wednesday, November 1st at the Southern Connecticut State University School of Business, New Haven, CT. The Capital Matchmaker event is a unique opportunity for small business owners to engage directly with SBA lenders, […]

From left to right: CTSBDC Business Advisor and 2023 State Star Michelle Augustyn and CTSBDC State Director Joe Ercolano.
September 22, 2023

Connecticut Small Business Development Center Recognizes Michelle Augustyn as 2023 ASBDC State Star

Each year, the America’s Small Business Development Center (ASBDC) recognizes excellence among the nationwide SBDC network. This year, Connecticut Small Business Development Center (CTSBDC) is pleased to announce that Business Advisor Michelle Augustyn has been chosen as “State Star” by her colleagues at CTSBDC. The 63 Small Business Development Centers consider their State Stars, like […]

July 26, 2023

2022 CTSBDC Annual Report: 3,300 Clients Assisted

We are delighted to have had the opportunity to assist a significant number of small businesses and entrepreneurs in Connecticut in 2022. A total of 3,300 individuals sought our guidance and advice in their pursuit of starting, growing, or steering their businesses toward success, and we couldn’t be happier to support them on their journeys. […]

August 25, 2021

Governor Lamont, Lt. Governor Bysiewicz, Senator Blumenthal Announce Connecticut Receives Federal Grant to Assist Minority-Owned Manufacturers

Connecticut Is One of Four National Awardees for a Minority Business Development Agency Advanced Manufacturing Center Grant (HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont, Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal, and the UConn School of Business today announced that Connecticut has been awarded a five-year, $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s […]

May 20, 2021

Market Assessment of Connecticut Small Business Performance

More than 700 businesses shared their operational experiences from the beginning of the COVID 19 pandemic in March 2020 through early January 2021 in a market assessment survey conducted by the Connecticut Small Business Development Center. The survey was conducted from December 2020 through January 2021. The results provide a current perspective of how small […]

March 11, 2021

Connecticut Small Business Development Center is Highlighting a Year Full of Resiliency for National SBDC Day

East Hartford, CT; March 11, 2021 – Connecticut Small Business Development Center (CTSBDC) is celebrating National SBDC Day on Wednesday, March 17 after a year of supporting over 9,200 small businesses through a pandemic. SBDC Day is a collective proclamation of the impact America’s Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) have on the success of our […]

December 10, 2020

Changing How We Work with Businesses to Better Meet their Needs

East Hartford, CT; November 23, 2020 — For the past 40 years, the Connecticut Small Business Development Center (CTSBDC) has helped the state’s small businesses start, manage and grow, with business advising offered at no-cost to the business. This year, not surprisingly, the number of businesses looking for assistance has doubled and the CTSBDC has […]

October 8, 2020

Connecticut Small Business Development Center Recognizes Valeria Bisceglia as 2020 ASBDC State Star

East Hartford, CT; October 2, 2020 – Since the start of the pandemic in mid-March Connecticut Small Business Development Center (CTSBDC) staff have logged over 4,400 hours advising clients and helping them keep their business operational by assisting with emergency loan and grant applications, and by offering management guidance from cash flow to financial projections. […]

September 21, 2020

CTSBDC Client, Matthew Beaudoin, President & CEO of Mystic Knotwork, LLC Named Small Business Person of the Year by Small Business Administration

East Hartford, CT; September 17, 2020 — What started as a passionate hobby for Alton Beaudoin in 1957, has grown into a multi-generational family-owned business known as Mystic Knotwork, LLC. In 2008 when Alton’s grandson, Matthew Beaudoin, rebranded the company his mission was to keep his grandfather’s name alive while working to transform a craft-show […]

May 5, 2020

COVID-19 and the Impacts on Small Business Week

May 5, 2020: For the past 57 years, this week in May has focused on the strength and vibrancy of the millions of small businesses across the U.S. Although the official celebration of the event has been postponed, the effects our small businesses have on our economy continues to deserve our attention. To help our […]