Success Stories

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.