Connecticut Small Business Development Center Hosts SBDC Day at State Capitol

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The Connecticut Small Business Development Center (CTSBDC) will host national SBDC Day 2020 at the State Capitol on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon.  The event celebrates Connecticut’s support for small businesses and entrepreneurs and features Connecticut Small Business Development Center clients showcasing their products and services.  Joining the CTSBDC team of professional advisors who support these clients will be US Small Business Administration Regional Administrator Wendell G. Davis and Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner David Lehman, Legislative advocates, and others.

The Connecticut Small Business Development Center is part of America’s Small Business Development Center, a national program funded by the US Small Business Administration, and in Connecticut is supported through matching funds from the Department of Economic and Community Development. CTSBDC is hosted by the UConn School of Business.

Select clients representing a cross-section of the businesses served will be on display in the North Lobby of the State Capitol building in Hartford from 9 am – 12 pm on Tuesday, March 24, 2020.  The businesses include Alleyne & Co.(Bloomfield), Audette Motorcycle Company (Canton), Ava Party Designs (Bethel), A Little Compassion/Nest Coffeehouse (Deep River), Ellie’s Brigadeiro (Hartford), ERS (East Hartford), Eye Trade (Coventry), Mystic Knotwork (Mystic), QualVoice (Windsor), ReLovd (Weston), Stosh’s Kettle Corn (Kent), Thompson Stone (Thompson), Triback (New Milford), Uncle Carney’s Bootleg Habanero Jam (Plainville).

The CTSBDC serves small businesses in all 169 towns in the state of Connecticut, through 13 professional advisors embedded in communities throughout the state.  Working closely with town economic development officials, chambers of commerce and other partners, CTSBDC advisors help businesses start and grow.  In 2019, CTSBDC advisors counseled over 1,500 clients, trained nearly 500 more, helped 140 Connecticut entrepreneurs launch their business, and supported clients as they accessed more than $49.6 million in capital.  55% of CTSBDC clients were women-owned businesses and 35% are minority-owned businesses.

As the national Small Business Development Center program enters its 40th year, CTSBDC and its partners and funders have a proud track record of support for the individuals and employees of our state’s 346,950* small businesses” noted Joe Ercolano, State Director of CTSBDC. “Our CTSBDC Team appreciates the support and collaboration it receives from the DECD, SBA, local government and private organizations, and the State Legislators who champion small business and entrepreneurship in Connecticut.

To take advantage of CTSBDC’s no-cost, confidential services, visit www.ctsbdc.com and register for business advising. The registration link can be found at the top right side of the home page or by clicking here.

About the Connecticut Small Business Development Center

The Connecticut Small Business Development Center (CTSBDC) provides no-cost, confidential business advising to small business owners and entrepreneurs seeking to start, grow and thrive in Connecticut. Our Business Advisors offer professional, confidential, and expert business advice for owners to overcome challenges and reach their goals.

Providing comprehensive business assistance is our mission, and we have free or low-cost resources, tools, and online trainings available exclusively to CTSBDC clients. Our Business Advisors can provide comprehensive financial analysis in preparation for debt or equity financing, detailed industry and market research reports, geographic-based demographic and consumer spending data, and so much more! We are committed to enhance Connecticut’s economic wellbeing and build thriving communities. Contact us today!

For more information or to register for business advising, visit www.CTSBDC.com or follow us on social media on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @CTsbdc , and on LinkedIn at Connecticut Small Business Development Center.

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