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November 2, 2020

Featured in Hartford Business Journal: More CT residents are launching startups during the pandemic. Here’s why.

Published in the Hartford Business Journal November 2, 2020 Connecticut Small Business Development Center recently spoke with The Hartford Business Journal regarding entrepreneurship during the pandemic. It was reported by the Connecticut Data Collaborative that more than 23,000 businesses were established in the state from March through June. Nationwide and in Connecticut, new business starts […]

November 2, 2020

Featured in The Wesleyan Argus: How Middletown Businesses are Adapting to COVID-19

Published in The Wesleyan Argus September 18, 2020 Connecticut Small Business Development Center Business Advisor recently spoke with The Wesleyan Argus about his experience with how businesses have adapted to COVID-19. Many businesses are excited that students have returned to help support the local community and are reporting that for the most part they are […]

June 29, 2020

Featured in The Middletown Press: How CT outpaced the nation in small business coronavirus aid

Published in The Middletown Press on June 29, 2020; written by Dan Haar CTSBDC state director, Joe Ercolano, was recently interviewed by Hearst Media in regards to the impact the Paycheck Protection Program has had on Connecticut’s small businesses. Columnist Dan Haar reported, “Connecticut came in No. 8 in PPP loan amounts per capita, at $1.86 billion […]

June 9, 2020

As many small businesses struggle amid the pandemic, grit, determination and innovation key to staying afloat

Published on on June 15, written by Kevin Zimmerman This just released Small Business Focus, published by The Hartford Business Journal, highlighted several CTSBDC clients and featured a Q & A about the current advising needs of small businesses with State Director Joe Ercolano. Read the full article here: via

June 1, 2020

Featured in Fairfield County Business Journal: “CT Small Business Development Center steps up its game to help companies weather pandemic”

Published on on June 1, written by Kevin Zimmerman How bad can it get? Apparently pretty bad indeed, as COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc with the world’s fiscal as well as its physical health. Some 2.4 million Americans filed for first-time unemployment benefits on a seasonally adjusted basis last week, bringing that total to 38.6 million since […]

May 8, 2018

CTSBDC on Fox 61 to Celebrate Small Business Week

CTSBDC partnered with Fox 61 for Small Business Week to celebrate the contributions of small business and to highlight CTSBDC clients. Take a look at the week’s interviews: Looking to start a business? The Connecticut Small Business Development Center provides no-cost business advising      Relationships are in the recipe to Luna Pizza’s two decades of […]

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 […]

January 25, 2018

CTSBDC Showcases 6 Clients in its FY17 Annual Report

The Connecticut Small Business Development Center (CTSBDC) FY 17 annual report covers the period October 1, 2016 – September 30, 2017. In the report, 6 CTSBDC clients were highlighted. The businesses are spread across the state and represent a variety of business industries: Borinquen Bakery a family owned and operated bakery specializing in Puerto Rican baked goods and […]

January 13, 2018

Minority, women and veteran-owned businesses first in line for 2nd round of PPP

Published by WTNH-8 January 13, 2021 The second round of the Paycheck Protection Program is scheduled to provide provide priority access to minority, woman and veteran owned businesses. Many of these businesses are among those hit hardest by COVID-19. CTSBDC Capital Access Team Lead, Joseph Williams, spoke to CTSBDC’s goal to help these organizations: “So […]

December 27, 2017

CT SBDC Client Featured in CT Magazine for Its Innovative Approach to Alzheimer’s Treatment

NeuroEM Therapeutics Inc. has developed a device to help prevent and treat Alzheimer’s Disease using electromagnetic waves. Patty Meagher, CTSBDC Technology Business Advisor, helped Gary Arendish (founder, NeuroEM) and  Eric Knight (founder, Remarkable Technologies) secure the seed funding for the safety trials that are currently underway.  As is often the case, Patty acted as a neutral […]