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.