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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 […]

June 1, 2022

Employee Retention Tax Credits – There’s Still Time! (Jun. 28)

Live webinar event: June 28, 2022, 11 AM With the various relief programs available during the pandemic, this important tax credit introduced with the CARES Act has become overlooked by many. If you are a small business with 500 employees or less, your business may be eligible to receive up to 50% of qualifying wages […]

February 16, 2022

Implementing the New CT Paid Leave Program In Your Small Business [Multiple Dates]

The new CT paid leave law has gone into effect as of January 1, 2022. Is your small business prepared? The Connecticut Small Business Development Center along with experts from The Human Resources Consulting Group will present an informational webinar on how to continue running your business as this new law gets implemented. For many […]

February 2, 2022

Global Supply Chains in a Post Covid-19 World (Feb. 23)

Global Supply Chains in a Post COVID-19 World February 23, 2022, 11 AM to 12:30 PM The Rhode Island SBDC in partnership with the Connecticut SBDC invite you to the following event: Due to the COVID pandemic and the worldwide decisions following, there are many unprecedented challenges that all businesses are facing. We are offering […]

February 2, 2022

Intellectual Property: Pro Bono Resources [That Means Free!] (Feb. 17)

Intellectual Property: Pro Bono Resources February 17, 2022, 11 AM to 12:00 PM Don’t let the legal costs of protecting your ideas and work stop you from moving forward. The Connecticut Small Business Development Center welcomes the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and UCONN Law School IP Clinic to overview the free resources available […]

September 20, 2021

Copyright Basics and Considerations for Entrepreneurs

If you are an entrepreneur, you cannot afford to ignore copyrights. Join experts from the USPTO’s Office of Policy and International Affairs to learn the basics of copyright protection and receive insights into copyright registration and enforcement. Then, CTSBDC will discuss support available to small businesses looking to obtain a copyright. This webinar is designed […]