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

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

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 Michelle, to be a beacon of light, illuminating the path for small businesses with their unwavering dedication and exceptional work. Through her relentless commitment, Michelle has not only demonstrated outstanding business acumen but has also become a source of inspiration for those she serves.

Her colleagues agree.  In nominating Michelle, one made this comment: “Michelle possesses a wonderful combination of expertise, passion, and innovation that sets her apart. She consistently exhibits commitment to the success of her clients. I admire her ability to inspire and motivate her clients”.

Michelle and her fellow State Stars were honored during ASBDC’s recent Annual Convention in Nashville, Tennessee, during a reception held at the iconic Grand Ole Opry.

To Michelle, we extend our heartfelt congratulations. Your shining star continues to inspire us all.

About the Connecticut Small Business Development Center

The Connecticut Small Business Development Center (CTSBDC) provides business advising 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 advising 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.

For more information about CTSBDC, visit or call 877-723-2828.