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Business Advising Services

The Connecticut Small Business Development Center provides no-cost advising assistance to both prospective and existing business owners to help them start or grow their business. Our confidential, custom-designed services assist all types of businesses from home-based to high-tech and more.




  • Business plan review
  • Cash flow analysis
  • Guidance with loan and grant applications
  • Marketing and social media
  • International trade
  • Inventory control management
  • Market research
  • Management and personnel expertise
  • Emergency preparedness

For more information or to request business advising services call 855-4CT-SBDC or complete this request for business advising form today!

If you are looking to increase sales and expand into new markets, you should consider exporting. There are more than 6.5 billion potential customers outside the U.S., which means greater opportunity for increased sales. To learn if your business is ready for exporting, complete this request for business advising form to schedule a no-cost, confidential consultation today!

Following a disaster, it is anything but ‘business as usual’ for you, your employees and customers. The faster you can return your business to some level of normal operations, the quicker you can restore your income, jobs and the goods and services you supply to your customers. However, research shows that up to 40 percent of businesses affected by a disaster may never reopen. The time it takes for a business to return to normal operating levels depends on a number of key factors, including how prepared you were at the time of the emergency.

The Business Advisors at CTSBDC are trained to help you prepare a plan so you’re ready to get back to operations after a disaster. For more information, call us at 855-4CT-SBDC.