Square Expands ‘Square Cash’ To Business Level Processing

by Chris Crum | March 26, 2015

Square announced the launch of Square Cash for businesses in the U.S. Until now, the product has only been available to individuals.

The company appears to be trying to kill checks, […]

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National Entrepreneurship Program for Women Veterans and Military Spouses Will Be Offered in New England in August

March 17, 2015

Are you a female veteran, active service member, or military spouse/life partner interested in starting or growing your business? Join hundreds of women who have graduated from V-Wise, an entrepreneurship program for women […]

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Reach Global Markets with the SBA

by Seth A. Goodall | March 9, 2015

Today, 98 percent of American companies that export are small businesses, but more than half of our exporters are only selling to one foreign market, usually Canada or Mexico. […]

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SBA Launches Online Matchmaking for Small Business Loans

by Maria Contreras-Sweet | Feb 11 2015

If there’s broad agreement that small businesses are the engine that powers the American economy, shouldn’t it be easier to fuel the tank?

Access to credit continues to bedevil too […]

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SBA Partners with Local Credit Unions to Boost Main Street Lending

By Seth A. Goodall | Feb 20, 2015

Did you know two out of every three new private sector jobs are created by small businesses? Small businesses are the unique cornerstone of America and the backbone of […]

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DECD Chief: Next Mission is Lifting CT’s Urban Jobs

By Gregory Seay | January 26, 2015

DECD Commissioner Catherine H. Smith

Now, says Catherine H. Smith, commissioner of the state Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD), her agency is collaborating with other state departments […]

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Will the Government Help You Start A New Business?

By | December 29, 2014

Will the government help you start a new business? The short answer is yes. There are numerous government-funded organizations out there that can help with many steps of starting or […]

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May Your New Year Flourish. Happy New Year From The CTSBDC!


May Your New Year Flourish. Happy New Year From The CTSBDC!

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Office of Advocacy Releases Small Business Lending Report

The Office of Advocacy has released its annual report on small business lending. Small Business Lending in the United States, 2013 describes trends in the small business lending market in general. It also provides data […]

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New Voucher Program will Help Manufacturers Lead in Productivity and Technological Innovation

(HARTFORD) – Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced a $3.5 million matching grant voucher program as part of the new Connecticut Manufacturing Innovation Fun (CMIF). Governor Malloy introduced the $30 million CMIF during the last […]

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CTSBDC Launches Innovative Business Growth and Success Initiatives at October 21 Event

STORRS, CT. (October 16, 2014) – Small business owners and entrepreneurs wanting to grow and thrive will have greater access to key success-inducing resources courtesy of the Connecticut Small Business Development Center (CTSBDC). CTSBDC plans […]

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Small Businesses Win in SBA’s FY2013 Federal Procurement Scorecard

For the first time in 8 years, the federal government has met its annual 23% goal for small business contracting thanks to the SBA and President Obama’s commitment to ensuring small businesses earn federal contracts. This […]

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