We provide business advising to small business owners and entrepreneurs 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 the free resources, tools, and online trainings to offer business help along the way. Our Business Advisors provide geographic-based demographics, consumer spending data, market research, financial projections, industry reports and so much more! We are committed to enhance Connecticut’s economic wellbeing and build thriving communities.

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 Business Advisors offer professional, confidential, and expert business advice for owners to overcome challenges and reach their goals. They have extensive experience working with businesses as seasoned business professionals, investment bankers, lenders, and business owners.

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Our Partners

We partner with some great companies and organizations that love small business as much as we do 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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