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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 nation’s dreamers, […]

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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 […]

February 5, 2020

Free Business Advising is Now Available at the West Hartford Town Hall

A new partnership has developed between The Connecticut Small Business Development Center (CTSBDC) and the Town of West Hartford that will deliver confidential business advising to entrepreneurs in every stage of business and all industry sectors in West Hartford. The new CTSBDC office hours will be held at the West Hartford Town Hall, located at […]

April 16, 2018

2018 National Small Business Week

April 29 – May 5, 2018 is National Small Business Week. Every year since 1963 the Small Business Administration takes the opportunity to highlight the impact of outstanding entrepreneurs, small business owners, and others from across the nation through National Small Business Week. CTSBDC will be celebrating the week around the state. Monday, April 30, 2018 […]

April 4, 2018

3 CTSBDC Clients Honored at 2018 Women of Innovation Awards

The Women of Innovation award ceremony by Connecticut Technology Council is an annual event that “recognizes women innovators, role models, and leaders in science and technology professions, including outstanding young women at the high school and collegiate level pursuing technology studies.” This year’s award ceremony was hosted at the Aqua Turf Club in Southington on […]

February 8, 2018

Connecticut Small Business Development Center (CTSBDC) Launches New Website

The completely redesigned website offers visitors richer insight into the CTSBDC’s value proposition and new options to register for business advising. [East Hartford, Connecticut, February 14, 2018] – Connecticut Small Business Development Center (CTSBDC) has launched its revamped website. The redesigned website has a fresh, uncluttered design with enhanced content focused on demonstrating CTSBDC’s mission […]

January 29, 2018

CTSBDC Clients Accepted into Impact Accelerator

Seven CTSBDC clients have been accepted into reSET’s 2018 Impact Accelerator Cohort. This year’s cohort has 22 startups that beat out over 110 submissions from around the world. The accelerator is designed for early-stage, impact-driven organizations. It runs from January to May and includes 4 weekend summits. Congratulations to all the businesses accepted into the award-winning […]