veteran, women & minority owned resources
CT Veteran Owned Micro Business Certification: Apply for this by visiting: http://portal.ct.gov/DVA/Pages/ Apply-for-CT-Veteran-Owned-Micro- Business-Certification/Contact or contact the Department of Veterans Affairs at (860) 616-3606.
Minority Business Initiative through DECD: CT recently launched a new Minority Business Initiative with Designated Funding for Minority Business Loans through the Minority Business Revolving Loan Fund. To learn more, visit: www.ct.gov/mbi or contact the CT Minority Business Initiative Program Manager at: (860) 270-8139 for access to technical help, access to capital, and access to contract opportunities.
Support for Women Owned Businesses: The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Women’s Business Ownership funds two Women Business Centers in CT with many helpful resources for female entrepreneurs: Women’s Business Center at the University of Hartford and the Women’s Business Development Council in Stamford and Derby. To learn more, visit the Women’s Business Development Council at www.ctwbdc.org or call (203) 353-1750 or visit the Women’s Business Center in Hartford at: www.hartford.edu/ec/wbc/
The Small Business Development Center provides low cost advising and training for minority and women owned businesses. To learn more, visit: http://ctsbdc.com
Paid for by Liz Linehan 2016, Jeffrey Falk, Treasurer. Approved by Liz Linehan