• Ready to start or grow your business?

The Connecticut Small Business Development Center offers expert assistance at no cost to entrepreneurs and small business owners.

Helping Connecticut's businesses start, grow, and thrive.

Start a Business

Are you thinking of launching a business? Get started on the path to success.

Get started

Grow Your Business

Access capital, expand into new markets, secure a patent – how do you need to grow your business?

Grow your business

Learn How to Manage a Business

Online and in-person business training to boost your business knowledge.

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Client Stories

Main street businesses, high-tech firms, venture-backed companies, solopreneurs, world-class organizations, veteran, woman, and minority entrepreneurs – the CTSBDC has worked with a variety of businesses in all industries and stages of development.

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Professional, confidential, no-cost business advising.

Receive comprehensive business advising to reach your goals and to overcome business challenges – from business planning to turnaround management.

  • Access to capital
  • Business continuity planning
  • Business plan organization and review
  • Cost analysis, capital improvements, and expansions
  • Financial analysis and budgeting
  • Financial statement review
  • Going global
  • Industry trends and research
  • Loan structuring
  • Marketing and social media plans
  • Resource referrals
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“CTSBDC has been an amazing resource. I’ve been so impressed with the depth and breadth of the help they provide. I’m really lucky to count them as part of my team.”

Gloria Kolb  |  CEO and Co-founder of Elidah, Inc.

Our Partners

CTSBDC is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development, and the University of Connecticut.

Reach your business goals.

Professional business advisors are ready to help you investigate capital opportunities, prepare loan documents, export your products, determine growth strategies, complete market research, develop marketing plans, prepare for business disruption, and more.

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