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Bridge Loans

How to Create an Emergency Fund

  • How much cash will you need in an emergency and where will you keep it?
  • For entrepreneurs starting and expanding their businesses
  • Help your business overcome unexpected financial events
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Business Attorney

The Most Common Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make

  • Common mistakes made by entrepreneurs seeking to run a business
  • Failure to have a clear plan for finances, marketing, and other aspects of the business is a major shortcoming
  • Entrepreneurs must also be willing to commit to a venture and seek help as needed
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Accounting

CTNext Resource Wizard

  • Use the CTNext Resource Wizard to find the right resources for your business
  • Resources are filtered by your business stage and location in Connecticut
  • Results can be further narrowed down based on business location or the information you’re seeking
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Business Attorney

6 Types Of Business Plans

  • Understand different types of business plans
  • Business plans can assist you when starting a business and when growing one
  • Choosing wisely during the different periods of your business will help you better achieve your goals
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Business Communications

Understanding An LLC Operating Agreement

  • How an operating agreement can assist with the management of a Limited Liability Company
  • For those looking forward to starting their company as an LLC
  • Helps govern internal operations of the business in a way that suits the specific needs of the business owners
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Business Communications

Common Business Plan Mistakes

  • A business plan can help you prep your company for launch, but you can jeopardize your chances of success if you make one of several common errors
  • Factors range from sloppy grammar to unrealistic financial forecasts
  • For those planning a business
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Funding Programs

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BDC Capital

An organization providing financing to businesses throughout New England, BDC Capital offers an extensive range of products for businesses.

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Accounting

An Introduction to Business Tax

  • Podcast introducing tax basics, business planning, and specialized chapters for different business types
  • For any kind of business organization
  • Get a handle on your business’s taxes
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Accounting

Small Business Tax Tips

  • Podcast for tax guidelines and how they impact accounting for small businesses, employees, and independent contractors
  • For those who wish to learn the basic tax structure of a C Corporation or LLC
  • Get the best legal and accounting assistance
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Major topics facing the entrepreneur explained.
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Discover where your business plan might need improvement.
Business courses for comprehensive learning.
Learn more about the region’s Blue Economy.

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News

Latest news on local, state, and federal business trends.
In-person and online events from state and local organizations.

Resources

Major topics facing the entrepreneur explained.
Government and foundation organizations that can assist your business.
Improve your business knowledge.
Learn how to access local, state and federal funding sources.
Discover where your business plan might need improvement.
Business courses for comprehensive learning.
Learn more about the region’s Blue Economy.

Community

Search thousands of listings to find the right businesses and services to help your enterprise.
Share your story, ask questions, or pitch partnerships to improve collaboration among the local small business community.
Get personalized resources and make connections with other businesses with a free account.