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February 25, 2021

Efficient Business: Serving Customers and Saving Energy – [Webinar Recording]

Managing costs and safety are critical concerns for business owners today.  This webinar provides insight on how improvements to your heating and cooling system can impact customer comfort, safety and energy consumption. Eversource’s Alex Sopelak explores case studies and the resources available to help you pursue these and other energy efficiency opportunities in your business: […]

February 23, 2021

Unemployment Resources & PPP [Webinar Recording]

The Economic Aid Act signed in December 2020, renews funding for several direct relief programs, extends unemployment assistance programs, and provides additional support for the Shared Work Program which allows employers to reduce employee hours while avoiding layoffs. The CT Department of Labor review the details of these programs and discuss the new federal Mixed […]

February 12, 2021

How to Start Your Business [Webinar Recording]

Connecticut Small Business Development Center partners with aspiring entrepreneurs to turn their business dreams into a reality. Join CTSBDC Microenterprise Business Advisor Mary Kay Della Camera in this recorded webinar as she walks you through everything you need to know about launching a successful business from the initial market research to obtaining the licenses and […]

January 25, 2021

What’s Next: Rethinking Your Business in a Post-COVID World

As businesses look toward planning their future, CTSBDC is helping you adapt your business to the new normal. In this recorded webinar, we will discuss the process of pivoting your business and discuss some of the CTSBDC tools available to help you review your financials, conduct a market analysis, and interpret industry trends. Christine Sullivan, […]

December 22, 2020

CT Paid Leave: What You Need to Know [Webinar Recording]

Connecticut’s Paid Family and Medical Leave Act (PFMLA) provides paid leave benefits to employees who cannot work due to their own serious health condition or the serious health condition of a family member. The CT Paid Leave Authority offers resources for Connecticut businesses and employees to help them navigate this new Act. CT Paid Leave […]

December 12, 2020

Grow with Google [Recording]

Showing up when customers are searching online is more important than ever. And as more customers shop online make sure your business is properly prepared.  Help them find accurate and up-to-date information about your local business on Google Search and Google Maps, no matter which device they use.  In this workshop, you will learn how […]

November 5, 2020

CT STEP Guidelines and Application [Webinar Recording]

Please join the Connecticut Small Business Development Center, Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development, and U.S. Department of Commerce to learn about the Connecticut State Trade Expansion Program (STEP). STEP is funded in part through a grant with the U.S. Small Business Administration.  The program goal of STEP FY 2020 is to increase the […]

September 21, 2020

Launching a Home-Based Cosmetics Business [Webinar Recording]

If you are considering starting a business in cosmetics ran from home, you have probably started looking at licensing. The prospect of getting ready and going through the process can be daunting. Learn from a local small business owner about her experience, get an overview of the necessary steps, and take away useful tips she […]

September 15, 2020

Air Force Commercialization Initiative: SBIR/STTR Open Topic [Webinar Recording]

In this on-demand webinar, hear from a panel of experts of how you can start doing business with the federal government. Does your small business have an innovative technology that may be of interest to the federal government? Learn about the US Air Force’s AFWERX initiative that offers a rare opportunity for small, innovative companies — including […]

August 12, 2020

Social Media for Small Businesses [Webinar Recording]

In this on-demand webinar, CTSBDC advisors discussed the basics of social media for small businesses. Are you overwhelmed OR don’t have time to leverage social media to grow your business? CTSBDC advisors present social media marketing tips which small businesses can utilize to increase their business’ presence on social media, including Instagram, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, […]