SBDC Day - March 21

HARTFORD - SBDC Day is a national, collective proclamation of the success and impact America’s Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) have across the nation in economic development and the small businesses community.

WHAT: 2nd Annual SBDC Day with Connecticut Small Business Development Center 

WHO: Remarks from State Senator Joan Hartley, Chair Commerce Committee; Catherine Smith, DECD Commissioner; Wendell G. Davis, Regional Administrator of SBA's Region I; Anne Hunt, District Director of SBA’s Connecticut District Office; Sulin Ba, Associate Dean at UConn School of Business. CT Legislature has been invited and speaking invites sent. Connecticut Small Business Development Center clients from around the state will be displaying their businesses. 

WHEN: Wednesday, March 21, 201810am – 1pm

WHERE: State Capitol, Old Judiciary Room, 210 Capitol Ave., Hartford, CT

WHY: For nearly 40 years the America’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network has helped aspiring and emerging small business owners achieve the American dream of entrepreneurship. With nearly 1,000 locations across the country, SBDCs provide local businesses and entrepreneurs with the resources needed to succeed. In 2016, America’s SBDCs provided 1.24 million hours of consulting to 188,602 client businesses, resulting in 96,095 jobs created; $6.4 billion in sales growth; $5.16 billion in capital investments; and 17,174 new businesses started. To celebrate the collective impact and success SBDCs have across the nation and in local communities each year, America’s SBDCs are hosting the second annual SBDC Day on March 21. SBDC Day is a national movement to help share the small business success stories and notable impact SBDCs have fostered in communities nationwide 

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About the Connecticut Small Business Development Center
The Connecticut Small Business Development Center (CTSBDC) provides no-cost, confidential business advising services to small business owners and entrepreneurs in every stage of business development in the state of Connecticut.

CTSBDC is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development and the University of Connecticut. It is an accredited member of America’s SBDC, celebrating over 35 years of providing proven technical assistance to small businesses in over 1,000 centers nationwide.