In addition to the resources below, be sure to review what’s available for minority-owned businesses, women-owned businesses, veteran-owned businesses and entrepreneurs.
- Secretary of the State - Commercial Recording Division — files and maintains legally required records showing the formation of and fundamental changes to corporations, limited liability companies, limited liability partnerships, limited partnerships and other businesses.
- AdvanceCT SiteFinder — links to a comprehensive online real estate database of available commercial and industrial properties in Connecticut.
- AdvanceCT — provides free online information as well as personalized assistance service related to the state's business licensing and registration process at no cost to new and expanding businesses.
- Connecticut Small Business Development Center (CTSBDC) — provides professional, confidential, and expert business advice for small business owners and entrepreneurs to start, grow and thrive.
- Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) — provides insight on the process of establishing and operating a business.
- Small Business Administration (SBA) — centralizes access to management information for small business owners.
- University of Hartford Entrepreneurial Center — supports aspiring entrepreneurs, startups and growing businesses. They also offer regular business classes and workshops to help start and grow your business.
- Women’s Business Development Council (WBDC) — offers business programs and services that provide entrepreneurial education, financial training and small business advice to women.
- Connecticut State Technology Extension Program (CONNSTEP) — offers engineering and technical support for small and mid-sized manufacturing firms.
- Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, Inc. (CCAT) — helps manufacturers apply innovative tools and practices to increase efficiencies, improve workforce development and boost competitiveness.
- Institute of Technology and Business Development (ITBD) — technical training, skill development, industrial modernization, marketing, financial and networking opportunities.
- Procurement Technology Assistance Program (PTAP) — marketing assistance for Connecticut businesses that sell or wish to sell products and services to federal, state and local government.
- University of Connecticut Innovation Portal — assists existing companies seeking assistance with technology-related issues and/or entrepreneurs developing new tech-related products and forming new tech-based firms.