Starting A Business

A great deal of effort goes into starting a new business.  It can be very rewarding, as well as challenging. The BDA staff is happy to explain these steps to you and, by appointment, will guide you through them.

Helpful Links

Sites to learn about starting your own business.

SCORE – A free business development training series.

Connecticut Small Business Development Center – The CTSBDC provides expert counseling and no-cost advising services to both prospective and existing business owners to help them start or expand their business.

Dept. of Economic & Community Development – The DECD Supports existing businesses and attracts new businesses and jobs with a wide range of programs and services to help companies prosper.

U.S. Small Business Administration – To help build your business plan.

Central Connecticut Chamber of Commerce – The Central Connecticut Chambers of Commerce is ready to help new and old businesses of all sizes. The Chamber provides access to information and services that are innovative and tailored to the needs of your business.

CT Economic Resource Center. For general information on state permitting, registering a corporation, and licensing, contact the Connecticut’s Business Response Center. Free, personal assistance during business hours:  800-392-2122.

 

New Technology

Business Contacts

Connecticut Innovations (CI)

CI provides strategic capital and operational insight to companies in high-tech industries such as energy, biotechnology, information technology, and photonics. Their mission is to be the leading source of financing and ongoing support for Connecticut’s innovative, growing companies. By offering flexible financing, strategic guidance and introductions to valuable partners, Connecticut innovations enable promising businesses to thrive.

Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology (CCAT)

Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology Inc. creates and implements bold ideas for applied technologies, IT strategies, energy solutions, STEM education and career development. By leading state, regional, and national partnerships, CCAT helps manufacturers, academia, government and nonprofit organizations to succeed.

This Week In Bristol

Events for week of March 27, 2017

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Mon 27th

2017 Police Officer & Explorer of the Year

March 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Nuchie’s Restaurant

Ultimate Harry Potter Trivia

March 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Bristol Public Library
Tue 28th

Economic Development Breakfast Series

March 28 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
DoubleTree by Hilton

Irish Coffee House Featuring Tom O'Carroll

March 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Bristol Public Library
Wed 29th

Firehouse Friends Club at The New England Carousel Museum

March 29 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
The New England Carousel Museum

Mix-It-Up at The New England Carousel Museum

March 29 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
The New England Carousel Museum
Thu 30th

Movie: Manchester by the Sea (rated R)

March 30 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Manross Memorial Library

Culture Night at Bristol Central High School

March 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bristol Central High School
Fri 31st
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Sat 1st

Opening Day at the American Clock & Watch Museum--FREE

April 1
American Clock and Watch Museum

April Fools' Day "Surprise" Exhibit

April 1 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Bristol Public Library
Sun 2nd
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