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Shop Small Business Saturday November 29 and Every Day!

Small Business Saturday encourages people to shop at small businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. The single day has grown into a powerful movement, and more people are taking part than ever before. This year, […]

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CTSBDC Unveils Economic Impact Plus Two New Initiatives to Empower Small Business Owners and Entrepreneurs

STORRS, CT. (November 3, 2014) – Connecticut-based entrepreneurs and small business owners have new reasons to celebrate their in-state location. At the Connecticut Small Business Development Center’s (CTSBDC) “Meet the New Faces of Small Business […]

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New SBA-Funded Disruption and Disaster Recovery Program, PrepareCT, Offers Free Training, Planning, Workshops and Counseling to Connecticut’s Small Business Owners

STORRS, CT. (November 4, 2014) – Hurricanes, flooding, blizzards, computer failures, fires-disruptions and disasters like these can wreak havoc on a small business. In fact, according to the federal Small Business Association (SBA), 40-60% of […]

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CTSBDC Provides Virtual Access to Small Business Advisors from Your Local Library

STORRS, CT. (November 3, 2014) – Connecticut public libraries play a vital role in helping businesses and entrepreneurs access information and services to help them succeed. Now there is even more reason for small businesses […]

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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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CT’s Incumbent Worker Training 2014 – 2015

The Connecticut Department of Labor has received an allocation for businesses that are planning to conduct internal training for their new and existing employees.

Here is an overview:
What is the financial incentive for trying new, innovative […]

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U.S. Employment Gains Set Connecticut Up for Job-Growth Opportunity

July 3, 2014, by CBIA

Today’s news out of the U.S. Department of Labor could spell more success for Connecticut’s employment situation, which has now seen four months of growth, if the state continues to improve […]

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Governor Malloy Announces Next Round of Brownfield Funding

Governor Dannel P. Malloy recently announced the CT Dept. of Economic and Community Development (DECD) is accepting applications for a new round of funding of up to $20 million to be awarded to help remediate […]

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Greater Danbury Chamber to Help Small Businesses Succeed

By Angela Barbosa in Columns, Community in Focus, May 19, 2014Many small business owners, especially within ethnic communities, face adversities when it comes to launching their ideas or expanding their existing businesses. All they want […]

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