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 September 18, 2017

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Mon 18th

Fun with Carousel Animal Drawing

September 18 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
The New England Carousel Museum
Tue 19th

"Connecticut Made" with author Cynthia Parzych

September 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Manross Memorial Library
Wed 20th

Book Bites: A Piece of the World

September 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Bristol Public Library
Thu 21st

Informational Health Fair at Bristol Senior Center

September 21 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Bristol Senior Center

Mum Festival Opening Night

September 21 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Memorial Boulevard School Field
Fri 22nd

Application Assistance

September 22 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wheeler Health & Wellness Center

Mum Festival Friday Night

September 22 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Memorial Boulevard School Field
Sat 23rd

Bristol Farmer's Market

September 23 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Patch

Mermaid and Princess Party

September 23 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Bristol Public Library – Children’s Area
Sun 24th

Hometown Hero Breakfast

September 24 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
American Legion Hall

2017 Mum Festival - "Home is Where the Heart Is"

September 24 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Memorial Boulevard
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