America’s SBDCs help make the dream of small business ownership a reality for more Americans — creating jobs and opportunities that build communities throughout the nation.
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Greg Lewis and the CTSBDC have been instrumental in helping me quickly adapt my business plan as my needs changed. Working with him has allowed our business to flourish and grow and I am extremely grateful for his guidance.
Bill Covey, Owner, Connecticut Casket Company
in financing secured by 118 of 168 Minority-owned clients
HAYVN Coworking — Bringing Women & Men Together
Felicia Rubinstein started working with CTSBDC to develop her pro forma and secure financing. When starting HAYVN, having the expertise CTSBDC provides helped Rubinstein concisely present her proposal to a bank.
in export revenue acquired by Atlas Stamping & Manufacturing with CTSBDC assistance
Hayley Segar, owner of Onewith Swimwear came to CTSBDC to launch her innovative line of women's swimsuits. Working with her advisor, Hayley competed in a new venture competition to win funding and is now receiving investor interest in her business.
Torigen Pharmaceuticals has been working with CTSBDC to identify investment options in order to get their veterinary cancer treatment approved. Additionally, the owner of Torigen was able to apply to SBIR as a result of working with the CTSBDC team.
The Pivot gets the Green Light
After being forced to pause operations in the spring, Fresh Green Light driving school was looking for a new way to bring in income. Owner Steve Mochel received approval from CT Department of Motor Vehicles to move their classes online, but wanted to ensure the instruction was effective. Working with CTSBDC, they were able to develop a best practice whitepaper for online instruction which will be used to help other Connecticut businesses in the industry to adapt cost effectively.
Integrity Martial Arts: Staying in Business and Fulfilling Service to Customers
Anticipating the state-mandated closure of non-essential businesses back in the spring, Integrity Martial Arts owner Jonathan Metcalf shifted to serving his customers online immediately. He was able to maintain his customer base and found new opportunities to keep his business growing. CTSBDC was able to help him apply for and receive a PPP loan as well as an EIDL loan and subsequently apply these loans to his business. "Go slow, but don't go backwards," cautioned Metcalf.
The help that I have received from the SBDC has been truly priceless. If it wasn't for [their] help and guidance I wouldn't be as [successful] as I am now; not to mention the amount of time, money and resources I would have exhausted on my own.
Tony Audette, Owner, Audette Motorcycle Company
AVA Party Design: Balloon Artistry for All Occasions
Nelson Merchan, CTSBDC Business Advisor, started working with Ava Marie Sealy to develop market research strategies and provide suggestions to improve her operations. He's helped me in more ways than I can possibly thank him for," stated Sealy."
business proposals from the Intellectual Disability Partnership with CT DDS