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Connecticut Small Business Development Center

Where can you turn when you need business help? when you don't know the steps to start out, how to get a business loan, or what it takes to attract new customers? When you have a dream, but aren't sure how to make it a reality?  An office of the Connecticut Small Business Development Center has opened at the Middlesex Chamber of Commerce Office.
Find the confidential, no-cost help you need at the Connecticut Small Business Development Center (CTSBDC). Whether you're just starting out, experiencing growing pains, or ready to take your business to the next level, CTSBDC is there for you. Overcome challenges, discover new opportunities and unleash your potential. Here's some ways CTSBDC can help: Startup assistance; business planning; growth strategies; financial analysis; market research; marketing and social media training; budget preparation and forecasting; international trade consulting; regulatory issues; emergency preparedness.

Call 855-4CT-SBDC or visit the website below for more information or to schedule your no-cost consultation today!

Connecticut Economic Resource Center, Inc. CERC is a nonprofit corporation specializing in economic development
and marketing for local, regional, state and utility economic development entities.

CERC Site Finder CERC SiteFinder ® is the most comprehensive listing service of available commercial and industrial properties,
for sale or for lease, in Connecticut. Search for a building, site, or office space from our inventory of over 2,500
listings, posted by the hundreds of commercial real estate firms and brokers who are members of SiteFinder. Each listing has a detailed property profile containing information on
available space, lease rate or sale price, and much more.

Connecticut's Business Response Center Connecticut's Business Response Center provides explanations and referrals for most federal, state, regional, municipal and private programs, incentives and recources for: licensing, financing, manufacturing programs, recruiting, job training, exporting, real estate,media resources, university programs, business counseling services,demographics & economic development data

Connecticut Licensing The Connecticut Licensing Information Center (CT-CLIC) is a collaborative project of the Office of Policy and ManagementCERC and 27 state agencies. CT-CLIC is an online resource tool that streamlines access to licensing and permitting information across state government. It gives Connecticut citizens and businesses quick, convenient, around-the-clock access to information about 900 licensing and permitting activities administered by the 27 participating state agencies.

CT-CLIC’s goal is to enhance Connecticut’s economy and quality of life by giving the state a significant competitive advantage in retaining, attracting and growing businesses.

CT-CLIC is made up of two components: a self-service Web site, www.ct-clic.com, and Smart Start, a full-service business registry program operated through Connecticut’s Business Response Center (housed at CERC) where customers can get individualized help with licensing and registration. The personal business assistance service provided by Smart Start is free of charge and is accessed by calling 1-800-392-2122 or sending e-mail to SmartStart@cerc.com.

1000 Friends of Connecticut 1000 Friends of Connecticut is a statewide organization whose mission is to promote and shape growth to ensure a prosperous economy, a healthy natural environment, and distinctive, integrated and attractive communities while promoting opportunities in education, housing, transportation, and employment for ourselves and future generations.

Middlesex County Revitalization Commission
of the Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce
Chair: Laura Francis
Staff Liaison: Paul M. Hughes Middlesex Chamber of Commerce
Meeting Time: Quarterly
Learn more about MCRC click here
Led by First Selectman of Durham, Laura Francis, the Revitalization Commission continues to address regional economic development issues and focuses on the revitalization of manufacturing and commercial districts of Middlesex County. The Revolving Loan Fund is available through the Revitalization Commission and is designed to encourage business growth that results in the retention or creation of jobs in the region. The original action plan has recently been revised as well as all electronic loan application documents to make for an easier and more efficient process. As the Commission remains active within the county, the group looks forward to addressing specific issues and meeting certain goals.
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