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Small Business Support

  • Connecticut Small Business
    Development Center


The Connecticut Small Business Development Center (CTSBDC) provides 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 support business owners. 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.

The Connecticut Small Business Development Center is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development and UConn. The CTSBDC program remains one of the nation's largest small business assistance programs in the federal government with a proven track record of providing 35+ years of service to small businesses and entrepreneurs.

  • Access to Capital
  • Business Plan Organization and Review
  • Financial Assistance and Cash Flow Management
  • Marketing and Social Media Planning
  • Disaster or Disruption Preparation
  • Industry Trends and Research
  • Export Consulting
  • Market Research
  • Succession Planning
  • Startup Assistance
  • Loan Structuring
  • Resource Referrals

For more information about the CTSBDC or to make an appointment, please visit our website at and request business advising or contact Mark Hayles, MBA, SAP Cert., MBGP Lead & Business & Finance Specialist, at 860-634-4254 or