• Ready to start or grow your business?

  • One on One Business Advising

  • Connecticut Small Business Advice

The Connecticut Small Business Development Center offers expert assistance at no cost to entrepreneurs and small business owners.

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

Start a Business

Are you thinking of launching a business? Get started on the path to success.

Get started

Grow Your Business

Access capital, expand into new markets, secure a patent – how do you need to grow your business?

Grow your business

Learn How to Manage a Business

Online and in-person business training to boost your business knowledge.

Get learning

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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
Learn more

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

All Client Success Stories!

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.

Reach your business goals.

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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