Here are a number of resources that entrepreneurs will find helpful. You may expand all of the categories simultaneously by clicking "Expand All" at the bottom of the page.
See the Ten Steps to Starting a Business
Apply for an EIN, Employer Identification Number, online.
Find out if a business name has been protected on the federal level. Visit website.
Is a franchising the right pathway for you? Visit Frannet.
See their Business Plan Overview
View their Business Planning Tools
Check out Bplans.com for sample business plans.
Check out Mplans.com for sample marketing plans.
Provides financing for small business entrepreneurs in Connecticut and Rhode Island. Visit website.
Provides access to capital and technical assistance to small businesses to support community economic development. Visit website.
Loans, Technical Assistance, and Incubator Space available. Visit website.
The Department of Economic and Community Development offers the Small Business Express Program, which includes loans and grants. Call 844.257.9503 for more information.
Debt and equity financing. Visit website.
The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Acceleration and Commercialization program offers grants to support federal SBIR/STTR grant projects. Visit website.
The Angel Investor Forum is a group of investors who invest their own money in startup companies. Visit website.
See a list here.
UCONN's Intellectual Property & Entrepreneurshipo Law Clinic helps small businesses with patent, trademark and copyright licensing. Visit website.
Offers one-on-one counseling and training. Visit website.
Call 844.257.9503 for more information on accessing state contracts.
National organization focused exclusively on nonprofit governance. Many learning materials and research information on non-profit issues. Visit website.
A complete source of information about US charities and other nonprofit organizations. Links to identify public foundations for grant research. Visit website.
Connecting your nonprofit, charity, foundation, or public library with technology products and services, plus the free learning resources. Low- or no-cost business software and technical information. Visit website.
Community foundation for the Capitol Region of Connecticut, committed to bringing together resources, both human and financial, to improve the lives of all residents. Visit website.
The Center serves as home to multiple nonprofit organizations who share space, resources and services. Members of the Center gain the tools they need to accelerate their missions and deepen their impact. Visit website.
Find volunteer opportunities, nonprofit jobs, internships, and organizations working to change the world. Visit website.