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From local chambers of commerce to statewide trade groups, Connecticut is full of organizations that can assist your business. Find the professionals who can enhance your company with everything from grants to networking opportunities.

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  • National Veteran Small Business Coalition

    • A nonprofit organization advocating for veteran-owned small businesses to receive priority in federal contracts
    • Legislative advocacy as well as educational programs and resources
    • Several services seek to match veteran-owned businesses with contractors,
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    International Council for Small Business

    • An international membership organization promoting the development of small and medium-sized businesses
    • Provides opportunities to network with professionals from around the world
    • A variety of resources to improve one’s knowledge and foster professional networks
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    National Small Business Association

    • Primarily focuses on advocacy efforts on issues affecting small businesses
    • Members hold a Small Business Congress every two years to set an agenda of priority issues
    • Conducts research and connects members to professionals who can assist in a variety of areas
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    TRUiC

    • Unique ‘How to Start an LLC’ Section
    • Several business name and idea generators
    • Simple, yet informative sections make it seem easy to start a business on your own
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    Buzgate

    • Buzgate is a nonprofit organization that provides resources and solutions to businesses
    • Businesses in all states can use this state-filtered resource during their startup and growth stages
    • Localized help and information based on your state
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    Small Business Innovation Research Office (SBIR)

    • Facilitates commercialization by collaborating with industry, government, and academia
    • Helps high-tech small businesses and entrepreneurs compete for and win federal SBIR awards
    • Improve your small business’s chance of advancing its technology and achieving commercialization,
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    National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB)

    • NFIB is a member-driven organization advocating for small and independent business owners nationwide
    • For all kind of startups and entrepreneurs in the United States
    • Works with trusted providers to offer you quality products and services that can save your business time and money
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    Small Business Administration (SBA)

    • SBA is the cabinet-level federal agency that helps small businesses with counseling, capital, and government contract expertise
    • Businesses in all development stages should utilize the services in SBA
    • The most up-to-date online and local services including counseling,
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    SCORE

    • SCORE provides free confidential business advice through their network of 10,000 volunteer business experts in 350 chapters across the country
    • They have an extensive library covering numerous topics related to opening,
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    In-person and online events from state and local organizations.

    Resources

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    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.

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    Share your story, ask questions, or pitch partnerships to improve collaboration among the local small business community.
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