Connecticut Small Business Development Center

The Connecticut Small Business Development Center (CTSBDC) provides prospective and existing business owners like you with no-cost, confidential, and customized advising services to help you start or expand your small business. Teaming with us, your business building experience in Connecticut will be easier, more efficient and more productive. Along with our funding partners listed below, America’s Small Business Development Center, several chamber of commerce partners, and other organizations, CTSBDC delivers innovative services, cutting-edge software tools, and educational programs that help your business grow and succeed—discover how by clicking the links below.


America’s Small Business Development Center

America’s Small Business Development Center (America’s SBDC) represents small business development centers nationwide by promoting, informing, supporting, and continuously enhancing the SBDC network. Through access to their numerous small business building resources, programs, and Biz Blog (featured by in November 2013 as one of the “100 Best Websites for Entrepreneurs”), our partnership with America’s SBDC helps CTSBDC drive positive economic impact in communities across Connecticut.

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CTSBDC partners with these organizations to champion your goals.

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Funding Partners


U.S. Small Business Administration

The SBA’s national small business development center (SBDC) program has provided nearly 35 years of proven service to small businesses and is one of the largest assistance programs of its kind in the federal government.

Department of Economic and Community Development

The Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) promotes business growth, retention and innovation through a wide range of services, including direct financing, tax credits and incentives, workforce training support, manufacturing assistance and much more.

University of Connecticut

The University of Connecticut is a leading public research university. Through its teaching, research, public service, programs and initiatives, UConn enhances Connecticut’s economic vitality and quality of life.