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 April 17, 2017

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Mon 17th
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Tue 18th

Movie: Fences

April 18 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Manross Memorial Library
Wed 19th

Firehouse Friends Club at The New England Carousel Museum

April 19 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
The New England Carousel Museum

Mix-It-Up at The New England Carousel Museum

April 19 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
The New England Carousel Museum
Thu 20th

Artsy Thursday Performance by T-Bone Camp Muckalucka

April 20 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center

Monsters & Mayhem: The Art of Wickedly Twisted Storytelling

April 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Bristol Public Library
Fri 21st

Family Friday at Imagine Nation

April 21 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center

Adult Coloring Craze Party @ Bristol Historical Society

April 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bristol Historical Society
Sat 22nd

66th Annual FISHING DERBY

April 22 @ 7:00 am - 10:00 am
Page Park Lagoon

Indoor Tag Sale

April 22 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Bristol Senior Center
Sun 23rd
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