First Selectman Mike Tetreau announced that on Wednesday, February 24, 2016, the Town of Fairfield's Office of Community and Economic Development and The Connecticut Small Business Development Center (CTSBDC) held a grand opening reception to celebrate the newest Connecticut Small Business Development Center Satellite Office which is now located at Fairfield's Old Town Hall, 611 Old Post Road.
CTSBDC Business Advisor Valeria Bisceglia will be available in this new location on the first and third Fridays of each month between 1:00 and 4:30 pm, or other times by appointment only, to deliver confidential business advice to entrepreneurs in every stage of business and all industry sectors in Fairfield.
The goal of the CTSBDC is to help entrepreneurs and small business owners solve problems and create opportunities furthering their business or idea. Helping new and existing businesses leads to increased productivity and profitability, and in the long run contributes to the stability and growth of the economy.
To become a CTSBDC client, visit www.GrowCT.com and register for business advising.
About The Connecticut Small Business Development Center:
The Connecticut Small Business Development Center (CTSBDC) provides no-cost, confidential business advising services to small business owners and entrepreneurs in every stage of business development and growth in the state of Connecticut.
CTSBDC business advisors are prepared to assist with a range of business issues including investigating capital opportunities, loan preparation, international trade, growth strategies, market research, marketing plans, disaster preparedness and more. This program operates under the guidance of the lead office at the University of Connecticut School of Business and features 35 locations, plus offers access to Virtual CTSBDC at 27 public libraries statewide.
CTSBDC is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development and the University of Connecticut, and is a member of America's SBDC, celebrating 35 years of providing proven technical assistance to small businesses in over 1000 centers nationwide.
For more information or to register for business advising, visit www.GrowCT.com, Facebook.com/GrowCT, Twitter.com/GrowCT and LinkedIn.com/company/ctsbdc or call 855-428-7232.
Those who attended the CT Small Business Grand Opening included, from left to right, Fairfield Chamber of Commerce President Beverly Balaz, Fairfield Community and Economic Development Director Mark Barnhart, Fairfield Economic Development Commission Chair Peter Penczer, First Selectman Mike Tetreau, CTSBDC Business Advisor Valeria Bisceglia, Senior Area Manager for the U.S. Small Business Administration Frank Aldarado and CTSBDC Assistant Director Joe Ercolano.
Photo Credit: Kendra Wingate