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The Connecticut Small Business Development Center is here to help. Request expert assistance at no cost to complete your COVID19 SBA Economic Injury Loan application.

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

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If you have experienced a slowdown or had to close your doors due to COVID19, reach out for assistance.

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2019 Impact by the Numbers

$49M

Capital Access

9,037

Jobs Supported

140

Business Starts

1,999

Total Clients

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 plan organization and review
  • Financial analysis and cash flow management
  • Marketing and social media planning
  • Disaster Disruption
  • Industry trends and research
  • Export consulting
  • Marketing research
  • Succession planning
  • Startup assistance
  • Loan structuring
  • Resource referrals
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Client Success 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.

  • Right Path Organic Cafe

  • Upstyle LLC

  • Code Ninjas

  • Synergy Fire Systems LLC

  • Lorals LLC dba Lorals Cakes and Pastries

  • Blue Earth Compost Inc

  • Bare Life

  • Tox Brewing Company

  • QualVoice LLC

  • Be Salon

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Our Partners

The Connecticut SBDC 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. All programs of the Connecticut SBDC are open to the public on a non-discriminatory basis. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance.

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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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