Starting or Expanding a Business in Manchester
Interested in starting or expanding a business in Manchester? The Town has developed a list of contacts to assist you: BUSINESS TIPS
If you would like to discuss a business concept, are looking for guidance on location, or anticipate constructing or expanding a building, you’ll want to start with the Planning and Economic Development Department at 860-647-3044 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
CT Small Business Assistance - Available at WORK_SPACE
Through a partnership with the Viscogliosi Entrepreneurship Center (VEC), the CT Small Business Development Center (CTSBDC) holds weekly open hours at WORK_SPACE. CTSBDC is a partnership between the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development and the University of Connecticut. CTSBDC provides advising services to small businesses throughout the state and specializes in all aspects of business formation, management and growth including access to capital, business plan development, financial management, operations and marketing.
Anyone interested in starting or expanding a business in Manchester is encouraged to contact Shelly Koehler, CTSBDC Advisor at Michelle.koehler@UCONN.edu to set up an appointment. For more information on CTSBDC or to register for business advising, visit GrowCT.com, Facebook.com/GrowCT, Twitter.com/GrowCT and LinkedIn.com/company/ctsbdc.
Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development
Those looking for assistance with financing options, workforce training support and business expansion incentives should contact DECD. DECD is the state's lead agency for the development and implementation of policies, strategies and programs that support business growth and innovation. The department offers a wide range of programs and services to help companies prosper in Connecticut. To speak with DECD staff about how the state can help your business excel, call Denise Jones at 860-270-8007 or email email@example.com. For more information, please visit http://www.ct.gov/ecd/cwp/view.asp?a=1097&Q=436466 .