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

Get Help with COVID-19

New guidelines and funding are available to small businesses. Learn about the latest legislation updates here.

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

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Grow Your Business

Access capital, expand into new markets, secure a patent. Click here as well for COVID19 assistance.

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Upcoming Events

View the upcoming events CTSBDC is hosting. Advance registration may be required.

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CARES Act Funding Impact

Through additional funding provided by the CARES Act, CTSBDC was able to support small businesses across the state more comprehensively. In the timeframe of March 9 – June 30, CTSBDC served 4,781 businesses who employ 209,772 people (Full and Part time). The clients we assisted secured $35.5 M in emergency funding, with another $16M in progress. Read more about our impact here.


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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


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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

All Client Success Stories!

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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