The Connecticut Small Business Development Center Team


We Are Here to To Serve You

The CTSBDC provides no-cost advising services to both prospective and existing business owners to help them start or expand their business. 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. The SBDC program remains one of the nation’s largest small business assistance programs in the federal government with a proven track record of providing almost 35 years of service to small businesses.

Our Mission

Our mission is to help businesses start, grow and thrive by providing customized advising, education and network resources to entrepreneurs and small businesses in Connecticut.

Our Clients

Who do we help? Everyone who wants to create and build their own strong small business. From inventive preteens to accomplished serial entrepreneurs, and sole proprietors to world-class organizations—we’re thrilled to work with anyone who rolls up their sleeves, ready to make their dreams come true.

  • Entrepreneurs
  • Startup Businesses
  • Existing Businesses
  • High-tech firms
  • Expanding Businesses
  • Youth Entrepreneurs
  • Veteran, Woman, and Minority Entrepreneurs

Our Results

Our program thrives because our advisers are embedded into the communities where small businesses exist. With our help, CTSBDC clients create viable businesses, generate long-term jobs, and gain access to more money to expand and start businesses with.

Our Success

We love to celebrate our clients’ victories! Sharing their stories honors their accomplishments and, we hope, inspires you to nurture your own business success with CTSBDC. View our success stories.

Our Partners