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CTSBDC Export Services
March 1, 2023

Working with Companies to Export Services

When most business owners think about exports, they think about sending physical products abroad. But in 2019, in the U.S., the services sector accounted for 69% of GDP and 82% of private sector employment, and there is a great opportunity to expand a business by exporting services. Join the Virginia and Connecticut SBDCs in learning […]

Exporting Series CTSBDC
February 7, 2023

Export Series 2023!

The following webinars are being offered as a series and will include an in-person event in May, with details to be announced. The intended audience for the series is small businesses with sales activity for 2+ years and little to no exporting experience. These webinars are NOT intended for Start-Ups. Please select the webinar(s) you […]

Procurement Webinar
December 8, 2022

Strategic Procurement in NYC, NYS for CT Businesses (Dec. 15)

Live webinar event: December 15, 2022, 1 PM Join the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) Manhattan Center and the CT Small Business Development Center (CT SBDC) to learn about contracting with New York City and New York State, including: Procurement opportunities and how to find them. Getting certified as a Minority or Women-Owned business with […]

November 15, 2022

COVID EIDL Borrower Info Session (Dec. 6)

Live webinar event: December 6, 2022, 1 PM COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) deferment periods are approaching an end. As such, business owners must start preparing to make payments. The following are key points and resources for all COVID EIDL borrowers. Register to join SBA for an informative webinar on your COVID Economic Injury […]

October 14, 2022

COVID EIDL Borrower Info Session (Nov. 1)

Live webinar event: November 1, 2022, 11 AM COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) deferment periods are approaching an end. As such, business owners must start preparing to make payments. The following are key points and resources for all COVID EIDL borrowers. Register to join SBA for an informative webinar on your COVID Economic Injury […]

September 16, 2022

COVID EIDL Borrower Info Session (Oct. 4)

Live webinar event: October 4, 2022, 11 AM COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) deferment periods are approaching an end. As such, business owners must start preparing to make payments. The following are key points and resources for all COVID EIDL borrowers. Register to join SBA for an informative webinar on your COVID Economic Injury […]

September 15, 2022

Marketing: Understanding Your Customers (Sept. 29)

Live webinar event: September 29, 2022, 11 AM You’ve built a small customer base, and now you need more customers to grow your business. You know you should be marketing and using social media. But, your budget is tight, and you don’t want to waste your time and money on things that won’t bring you […]

August 2, 2022

CT Small Business Boost Fund – Multiple Dates

Live webinar series: Tuesdays 11 AM & Thursdays 1 PM (Links Below) On Monday, July 25, 2022, Governor Lamont announced the launch of a new, low-interest loan program supported by the Connecticut Department of Economic & Community Development. The program gives small business owners access to flexible funding for capital expenditures and working capital and […]

July 27, 2022

Keeping Your Business Cyber Secure (August 11)

Live webinar event: August 11, 2022, 11 AM Cyber criminals target businesses of all sizes. Knowing some cybersecurity basics and putting them into practice will help you protect your business and reduce the risk of a cyber attack. At the CT Small Business Development Center, we can support you in developing your NIST (National Institute […]

June 30, 2022

Patent Basics with US Patents & Trademarks Office (July 26)

Live webinar event: July 26, 2022, 11 AM Whether you are an entrepreneur, inventor, new or existing business owner, you may be considering patenting a product, process, or tool. If you have done any digging, or you have done this before, you know it can get expensive very quickly. Join us and USPTO’s Primary Patent […]