We serve Connecticut’s small business and entrepreneurial community.

The Connecticut Small Business Development Center (CTSBDC) provides advising, training, and resources to help Connecticut’s business start, grow, and thrive.

We have a staff of full-time, paid business advisors throughout the state to provide no-cost advising and other services to new and existing business owners.

CTSBDC is an accredited member of America’s Small Business Development Center – the most comprehensive small business assistance network in the United States with a proven track record of providing over 36 years of service to small businesses.

Our Mission

Our mission is to help Connecticut businesses start and grow in order to create jobs, increase business startups, and increase financial investment in the small business and entrepreneurial community.

Who We Serve

We work with small business owners and entrepreneurs committed to building a successful business. From inventive preteens to accomplished serial entrepreneurs, and sole proprietors to world-class organizations—we’re thrilled to work with anyone who rolls up their sleeves, ready to make their dreams come true.

  • Entrepreneurs
  • Startup Businesses
  • Existing Businesses
  • High-tech firms
  • Expanding Businesses
  • Youth Entrepreneurs
  • Veteran, Woman, and Minority Entrepreneurs

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Our Impact

Our success is our clients’ success. We measure our impact through: capital formation, jobs created and retained, and increased sales.

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Our Team

Our team of advisors have extensive experience working with businesses as seasoned business professionals, investment bankers, lendors, and business owners.

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Our Partners

We partner with a variety of non-profit organizations, governmental agencies, and municipalities all over the state to bring support and resources to Connecticut’s small businesses.

CTSBDC 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.

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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