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March 20, 2024

Connecticut Small Business Development Center (CTSBDC) Commemorates National SBDC Day

March 20th marks National SBDC Day, a significant occasion celebrating the pivotal role of America’s Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) in fostering the success of small businesses nationwide. This collective proclamation recognizes the profound impact SBDCs have on empowering dreamers, innovators, and doers—the backbone of America’s entrepreneurial spirit. With nearly 1,000 SBDC centers across the […]

February 12, 2024

The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven Joins Forces with Connecticut Small Business Development Center: Empowering Minority-Owned Tech with $2M Federal Grant

CTSBDC is proud to support The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven’s NHE3 initiative and to have been selected to participate in a $2 million federal grant to bolster minority-owned tech companies. Stepping in with technical assistance and business advisors, CTSBDC will present g three accelerator programs, each spanning six sessions, focused on Federal research […]

January 11, 2024

2023 Connecticut’s First Capital Matchmaker: CT Small Business Development Center Teams Up with Small Business Administration, Paving the Way for Success Among Small Business Owners and Lenders

The collaborative effort between the Connecticut Small Business Development Center (CTSBDC) and the Small Business Administration (SBA) – Connecticut District Office culminated in an immensely successful event: Connecticut’s 1st Capital Matchmaker on November 1, 2023 – one of the Small Business highlights of 2023. This event served as a pivotal platform, connecting small business owners […]

January 5, 2024

CT Small Business Development Center Welcomes Angela Rodriguez as Permanent Staff, Adding Diverse Expertise to Support Small Business Growth

Connecticut Small Business Development Center (CTSBDC) proudly announces the appointment of Angela Rodriguez as a Training & Learning Coordinator. Angela’s assumption of this position stands as a significant milestone, reflecting her expertise and commitment exhibited over the past several months. “We are pleased that Angela is joining our Team in the growing area of small […]

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 […]