Success Stories

June 21, 2023

In-Home Angels Success Story

Compassionate Home Healthcare Inspired by her great-aunt who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and Dementia, JoBeth Foley opened In-Home Angels LLC in February of 2022. As a family-operated non-medical healthcare agency, In-Home Angels offers compassionate care for the elderly, cancer patients, and adults with disabilities through customized care plans run by trained and insured caregivers. In-Home […]

May 1, 2022

Waves and Wardrobes Success Story

When Jeanne thought about how to start a business around her passion for creating costumes and her skill at designing and creating custom marine upholstery, she thought she had to choose. CTSBDC Business Advisor Mary Kay Della Camera knew immediately she wouldn’t have to – that her business could be built around both! Waves and […]

December 1, 2021

Launching an In-Home Speech Therapy Business

Speech language pathology services require a business model for the therapist to be able to work in close quarters with the client. In trying to serve pediatric clients during the COVID-19 pandemic, Jacqueline Giordano realized she may have success starting her own business visiting her clients in their homes. Business Started 2021

August 9, 2021

Home Health Care for Daily Living

Valerie and Rob had been planning to open their own home health care agency since 2019. After filing their paperwork and planning to launch their business, COVID-19 hit and Kerian Home Health Care Agency delayed opening until 2021. In the meantime, Val and Robert worked with CTSBDC to refine their business plan and focus on […]

July 30, 2021

Commercial Cleaning Services for Schools During the Pandemic

Darryl started his own commercial cleaning business after having worked in the industry and seeing the potential owning his own business could have. With the help of his CTSBDC business advisor, Darryl was able to continue operating his business during 2020 when many of his clients were closed due to the nature of their business.

July 13, 2021

Motivating Business Owners through Professional Coaching

Acadia ActionCOACH helps business owners achieve their time, team and money goals. Utilizing decades of experience and proven methodologies Acadia’s business and executive coaches are dedicated to pushing you toward achieving business excellence. Whether you own a start-up or you are a seasoned executive, working with Acadia ActionCOACH you will identify your challenges and apply […]

May 27, 2021

FinTron Investing and Banking for the Mobile Generation

FinTron is on a mission to make personal finance accessible, understandable, and doable for the Mobile Generation through their all-in-one investing, budgeting, saving, and investment education app, promoting the financial freedom of the Mobile Generation through better education, affordable financial products, and philanthropic give-back programs. For generations, personal finance has been done the old, complicated […]

March 24, 2021

Behind the Wall: Working to Develop Correctional Professionals

Alleyne & Co. LLC is a certified Black American Woman Owned Small/ Minority Business Enterprise created to serve as a resource to non-uniformed, civilian employees who work, or are interested in working, in the correctional environment. As a subsidiary, Civilian Correction Academy offers organizations and their employees consultancy, pre-boarding and in-service training, mentoring and career […]

December 16, 2020

Preparing a Marketing Plan & Growing a Business

Ava-Marie Sealy began working with the Connecticut Small Business Development Center to help secure the future of her business. The idea of starting a party decor business was suggested to Ava by her best friend and from there, Ava’s business took off. However when it came to financial planning and industry research, Ava realized she […]

May 22, 2019

Helping a New Entrepreneur Launch a Business

With years of experience and a loyal customer base, Mizi Sansiverso knew that she could run a successful business but needed help getting setup. She contacted the Connecticut Small Business Development to speak with an expert about launching a business. Business Start 2018 Capital Accessed $80k Line of Credit Jobs Created 3

April 29, 2019

Growing a Successful Telecommunications Business

With years of industry experience, Rodney Nedd knew what it takes to run a successful telecommunications business but when he was looking to grow his business he reached out to Connecticut Small Business Development Center to help raise capital. Business Start 2018 Capital Accessed $100K Line of Credit and $190K Term Loan Jobs Created 19

March 7, 2019

Raising Capital for Local Compost Business

He had started a successful food scrap collection business but needed help raising capital and planning for the future of his business. CTSBDC Business Advisor Denise Whitford helped him establish business relationships and successfully raise the capital needed to grow the business. Business Start 2013 Capital Accessed DECD Loan/Line of Credit

January 25, 2018

Starting a business & providing superior service

James Ollari and Tyler Merrow started working with the Connecticut Small Business Development Center after recognizing that there was a market opportunity for them to provide superior customer service in the Fire Protection Industry. They started working with their business advisor to develop a business plan and lay the ground work for a successful business.