Helpful Links For Small Businesses in Connecticut

Official Website of the State of Connecticut

http://www.ct.gov/

Start a Business in Connecticut

This guide provides step-by-step paperwork, filing fees, and processing times to start your business. It will help you file formation documents, obtain tax IDs, and set up company records. Provided by Harbor Compliance

https://www.harborcompliance.com/information/start-a-business-in-connecticut

Start an LLC in Connecticut

This beginner's guide is intended for the entrepreneur considering starting an LLC in Connecticut. An LLC provides the owner with limited liability protection, provides tax flexibility, and is easy to run.

https://www.harborcompliance.com/information/llc-startup-guide

Start a Non Profit in Connecticut

This free guide will help you understand how to start your nonprofit in Connecticut and become 501(c)(3) tax-exempt.​

https://www.harborcompliance.com/information/how-to-start-a-non-profit-organization-in-connecticut

Prior to fundraising, charities are required to register with the state charity official.

This guide outlines the requirements and process for registering in Connecticut.

https://www.harborcompliance.com/information/connecticut-fundraising-registration

Nonprofit Compliance

Resources in this guide are designed to help you understand what it takes to maintain compliance for a 501(c) nonprofit. 

https://www.harborcompliance.com/information/connecticut-nonprofit-compliance

SBA Microloan Program

Provides small, short-term loans to small business concerns and certain types of not-for-profit child-care centers. The SBA makes funds available to specially designated intermediary lenders, which are nonprofit.

http://www.sba.gov/sba-direct/06470

New Loans for Ct Small Businesses

Businesses with 50 or fewer workers that want to take advantage of the state’s new lending programs for small businesses can apply for the money through the non-profit Community Economic Development Fund (CEDF).

http://www.cedf.com/tag/connecticut-small-business/

Connecticut Licensing Info Center

Quick and easy access to the licensing and registration information needed to start, expand or relocate your business in our great state of Connecticut

http://www.ct-clic.com/

Connecticut Innovations

Provides strategic capital and operational insight to push the frontiers of high-tech industries such as energy, biotechnology, information technology, and photonics.

http://www.ctinnovations.com/FundingOpportunities/SBIRGrants.aspx

The Connecticut Development Authority

The state's bank that offers low cost financing to businesses to stimulate investment, create jobs and help grow Connecticut.

Department of Economic and Community Development

Free Websites for Connecticut businesses!

With professional templates and a few easy steps, you can create and publish a website for your business in less than 60 minutes. There's no catch and no cost. 

http://www.connecticutgetonline.com

Connecticut Economic Resource Center (CERC)

Nonprofit corporation and public-private partnership that provides objective research, marketing and economic development resources consistent with our mission of making Connecticut a more competitive business environment.

http://cerc.com

FRANNET

Agency that works with individuals interested in purchasing a Franchise.

www.frannet.com

Connecticut Department of Revenue Services

www.ct.gov/drs

Secretary of State, Connecticut

This leads you to forms for LLC, etc.

www.sots.ct.gov

Connecticut Bar Association. (Patents & Trademarks)

www.ctbar.org

Connecticut Society of Public Accountants

www.cscpa.org

Women's Center

The Women’s Center has provided a safe haven as the sole provider of domestic abuse and sexual assault survivor services in the Northern Fairfield and Southern Litchfield county areas. The organization serves over 20,000 individuals from our area communities with free and confidential services that are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

http://wcogd.org/

Connecticut Resources