Small Business Resources

Connecticut Small Business Development Center 

  • Work with a variety of small businesses in all industries and stages of development by providing no-cost advisory services.  Provides professional consulting, workshops and educational programs.

How to Build a Business Plan

  • Step by step guide to establish the foundation of your business quickly and efficiently.  Offers free sample business plans, business plan software, business calculators and articles on writing a business plan and starting a business. 

LLC Formation Guide 

  • Step by step guide to establishing an LLC in the State of Connecticut.

Service Corp of Retired Executives (SCORE)

  • SCORE’s mission is to foster vibrant small business communities through mentoring and education. Free online and face-to-face business counseling, mentoring and training. Business help and advice for small businesses just starting up or for existing businesses.

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

  • Offers advice and resources for starting or growing a small business.

Connecticut Business and Industry Association (CBIA)

  • Business Advocates to make Connecticut a top state for business, jobs, and economic growth: driving change, shaping legislative and regulatory policy, and promoting collaboration between the private and public sectors.