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, fostering relationships and acquiring valuable insights into the loan programs available to support their growth and success.

Event Highlights:
• Scheduled Meetings: Registered attendees can schedule one-on-one meetings with loan officers
from multiple financial institutions to explore a variety of lending programs.
• Resource Expo: Explore a variety of business resource booths where you can connect with SBA
lenders and SBA Resource Partners who offer free and confidential support to enhance your business
operations, from mentorship and counseling to specialized programs.
• Workshops: The event will feature workshops on ‘Writing Winning Business Plans’ and ‘Know Your

“CTSBDC and its partners SCORE and the Women’s Business Development Council are excited to be part of
this unique event and to assist business owners as they seek capital to support their dreams. We appreciate
the commitment of our state’s lenders and their support for this event”, said Joe Ercolano, State Director,

About the Connecticut Small Business Development Center

The Connecticut Small Business Development Center (CTSBDC) provides business advice to small business owners and entrepreneurs to start, grow, and thrive in Connecticut. Our professional staff of 15 Business Advisors offers no-cost confidential and expert business advice to small business owners and entrepreneurs to overcome challenges and reach their goals.

From the entrepreneur looking for business plan assistance to the experienced business owner looking to pivot their business, CTSBDC Business Advisors have the expertise you can count on.

Our business advising includes not only an assessment of your business plan but access to resources to grow your business: Tools such as geographic-based demographics, consumer spending data, market research, financial projections, industry reports, and more. Through our connections with various traditional and non-traditional lending institutions, we help business owners get access to capital when it is needed most.

CTSBDC is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development, and the University of Connecticut School of Business.

To register and for more information about CTSBDC, visit ctsbdc.uconn.edu or call 877-723-2828.