Resources

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U.S. Government

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

The Small Business Community on IRS.gov

The U.S. Census Bureau

U.S. Customs Service

U.S. Postal Service: Tools and Mailing Guidelines

Commerce Business Daily

Office of Electronic Government

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

General Services Administration

US Department of Labor

US Department of Labor – Compliance Assistance

US Department of Labor – elaws Advisors

US Department of Labor – Employment Law Guide

US Department of Labor – Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994

CT Government Agencies

Department of Economic and Community Development

Department of Consumer Protection

Department of Revenue Services

Connecticut Economic Resource Center, Inc.

CT’s Business Response Center and CT’s Licensing Info Center

Spanish Americans Merchant Association

CT Women’s Business Development Council

University of Hartford Entrepreneurial Center

CT Department of Labor

CT Turnaround Management Association

CT Institute for Sustainable Energy

UConn Innovation and Entrepreneurship Consortium

UConn Tech-Knowledge Portal

CT Procurement Technology Assistance Program

CT State Technology Extension Program

CT Small Business Innovation Research Office

New England Trade Adjustment Assistance Center

The Office of the Secretary of State

Associations

American Association of Small Business Development Centers

American Management Association

Better Business Bureau

International Hartford

The National Association for Female Executives

National Association of Women Business Owners

Smaller Manufacturers Association

Women’s Business Enterprise National Council

Accelerators

Similar to an incubator but differs in that they usually have a greater focus on companies entering or growing in a national or global market. Business accelerators are more likely to be financed by venture capitalist looking for an opportunity to finance growth potential through defined action plans. Business accelerators will generally offer all of the services offered by a business incubator. The key difference is the level of hands-on involvement by accelerator management which should increase the chances of success.

**Art/Creative Focused
*Women Focused

ABCT
Connecticut

Connecticut Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
UConn School of Business
2100 Hillside Road, Unit 1041
Storrs, CT 06269

Food ‘NBev Connect
1 Landmark Square, Suite 300
Stamford, CT 06901

Hartford InsurTech Hub
20 Church Street
Hartford, CT 06103

Innovation Connection
261 Glenbrook Road, Suite 2237
UConn School of Engineering
Storrs, CT 06269

reSET (Social Enterprise Trust)
1429 Park Street, Suite 114
Hartford, CT 06106

Stanley+Techstars Accelerator
Hartford, CT 06103

The Accelerator for Biosciences in Connecticut
Hartford, CT 06103

The Refinery*
20 Ketchum Street
Westport, CT 06880

MakerSpaces

MakerSpaces are community centers with tools. MakerSpaces combine manufacturing equipment, community, and education for the purposes of enabling community members to design, prototype and create manufactured works that wouldn’t be possible to create with the resources available to individuals working alone. These spaces can take the form of loosely-organized individuals sharing space and tools, for-profit companies, non-profit corporations, organizations affiliated with or hosted within schools, universities or libraries, and more. All are united in the purpose of providing access to equipment, community, and education, and all are unique in exactly how they are arranged to fit the purposes of the community they serve.

**Art/Creative Focused
*Women Focused

Danbury Hacker Space
158 Main Street
Danbury, Connecticut

MakeHartford
30 Arbor Street, Basement Units 6 & 7
Hartford, CT

MakeHaven
760 Chapel Street
New Haven, CT 06510

MakerspaceCT
960 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06103

State of Connecticut Create Here Now**
9 locations across the state

Westport Public Library
20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880

Incubators

An organization designed to accelerate the growth and success of entrepreneurial companies through an array of business support resources and services that could include physical space, capital, coaching, common services, and networking connections.

**Art/Creative Focused
*Women Focused

Bridgeport Innovation Center
955 Connecticut Avenue, Suite 5103
Bridgeport, CT 06607

CCSU Institute of Technology and Business Development
1615 Stanley Street
New Britain, CT 06050

Connecticut Business Connection
Multiple locations

Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology
222 Pitkin Street, Suite 101
East Hartford, CT 06108

Connecticut Enterprise Center
200 Myrtle Street
New Britain, CT 06053

CTech at Science Park
855 Brook Street
Rocky Hill, CT 06067

CTech at UConn’s Technology Incubation (TIP) Program
1392 Storrs Road, Unit 4213
Storrs, CT 06269

  • Farmington Location:
    400 Farmington Avenue
    Farmington, CT 06032
  • Avery Point Location:
    1084 Shennecossett Road
    Groton, CT 06340

CTech IncUBator at University of Bridgeport
250 Myrtle Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06604

CTNext
865 Brook Street
Rocky Hill, CT 06067

Hamden Business Incubator
2750 Dixwell Avenue
Hamden, CT 06518

HEDCO Inc
15 Lewis Street
Hartford, CT 06103

The Kirby Mill
114 Mansfield Hollow Road
Mansfield Center, CT 06250

Norwalk 2.0**
P.O. Box 783
Norwalk, CT 06852

Yale Entrepreneurial Institute
55 Whitney Avenue, 2nd floor
New Haven, CT 06510

Shared Workspaces

A collaborative workspace or shared workspace is an inter-connected environment in which all the participants in dispersed locations can access and interact with each other just as inside a single entity.

**Art/Creative Focused
*Women Focused

1253 Whitney
1253 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT 06517

305 Knowlton
305 Knowlton Street
Bridgeport, CT 06604

B: Hive Bridgeport
930 Main Street
Bridgeport CT 06604

Bridgeport Trade & Innovation Center
480 Barnum Avenue, Building 5, 4th Floor
Bridgeport, CT 06608

Collaborative Women’s Center*
500 Monroe Tpke.
Monroe, CT

Comradity**
845 Canal Street
Stamford, CT 06902

Connecticut Business Centers
6 Landmark Square, 4th Floor
Stamford, CT 06901

Colodesk
1234 Summer Street
Stamford, CT

Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, Inc.
222 Pitkin Street
East Hartford CT

Connecticut Hackerspace
30 Echo Lake Road, 3rd floor
Watertown, CT

Danbury Hacker Space
158 Main Street
Danbury, CT

The Grove
760 Chapel Street
New Haven, CT

Hub
20 Ketchum Street
Westport, CT 06880

HubCap Wallingford
128 Center Street
Wallingford, CT 06492

Makery Coworking
20 Bank Street
New Milford, CT 06776

Middletown Entrepreneur Community & Co-Working Space
393 Main Street, 2nd Floor
Middletown, CT 06457

OfficePlace
515 Centerpoint Drive
Middletown, CT 06416

Plaza Executive Suites
100 Mill Plain Road
Danbury, CT 06811

Read’s Artspace**
1042 Broad Street
Bridgeport, CT 06604

Sobon & Associates LLC
615 West Johnson Avenue, Suite 202
Cheshire, CT 06410

Sono Spaces**
13 North Main Street
South Norwalk, CT 06854

Symphony Workplaces
55 Greens Farms Road
Westport, CT 06880

The Soundview Club
Two Stamford Forum
Stamford, CT 06901

WORK_SPACE
903 Main Street
Manchester, CT 06040

Workpoint
290 Harbor Drive
Stamford, CT 06902

Work The Ridge
22 Catoonah Street
Ridgefield, CT 06877

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