CT Small Business Development Center Supports Businesses During, After COVID-19

June 8, 2021

As shared by UConn Today:

As the state begins to move into a post-pandemic phase, the Connecticut Small Business Development Center (CTSBDC) expects another busy year helping small businesses recover and grow in 2021 and 2022.

Housed within the UConn School of Business, the CTSBDC receives funding from the federal and state governments, enabling a team of 18 advisors to offer no-cost, confidential counseling and support for a wide variety of small business needs.

In its last twelve-month period, the CTSBDC provided advising services to more than 9,200 small businesses and helped secure 700 emergency loans and grants. Advisors worked to help their business clients revamp their operations in the wake of mandated closures, and to make sense of the often-confusing maze of federal emergency relief funding and deadlines, logging more than 15,500 advising hours in doing so.

Featured in the image to the right are UConn School of Business graduate students who last summer developed business resource guides as employers grappled with HR, marketing, ecommerce, and other challenges during the pandemic.