CT SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER
The Connecticut Small Business Development Center Helps Small Businesses Grow in Middlesex County
The Connecticut Small Business Development Center (CTSBDC) is pleased to announce that local resident, Jim Jackson, will serve as Business Advisor to the entrepreneurial and small business community in Middlesex County. He’s located at the Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce, 393 Main Street, Middletown, and also meets with clients at their place of business.
“I enjoy working with clients to maximize their success by sharpening their focus on the customer, helping to identify critical goals and reviewing their business plans and budgets.” explains Jim. “As a result of this work, they build confidence, clear direction and better outcomes while achieving new levels of business performance and customer satisfaction. That builds economic vitality in our community.”
Jim joins a statewide team of 12 CTSBDC business advisors who collectively have more than 225 years of experience supporting small businesses. “Jim’s worked with a large spectrum of clients including: manufacturing, health care, retail, transportation and insurance,” says Emily Carter, State Director for the Connecticut Small Business Development Center. “He’s the recipient of several small business accolades and also serves on the boards or advisory councils of several civic, business and charitable organizations.”
The SDBC program is a nationwide program that provides no-cost assistance to both prospective and existing entrepreneurs to help launch their idea, improve or grow their business. This program thrives because the advisors are embedded into the communities where small businesses exist.
“The Connecticut Small Business Development Center is a tremendous resource for local small business owners and entrepreneurs,” states Larry McHugh, President of the Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce. “While the CTSBDC serves the entire state of Connecticut, having an office located at the Chamber makes accessing the many services they offer much easier for our community.”
Jim provides no-cost, confidential assistance including business plan review, growth strategies, market research and guidance with loan and grant applications. Clients create viable businesses, generate long-term jobs and access more money to expand and start businesses with his help.
About the Connecticut Small Business Development Center
The Connecticut Small Business Development Center (CTSBDC) provides no-cost business advising to entrepreneurs in the state who are starting or growing their business. Small business owners and entrepreneurs can meet with professional business advisors to learn more about everything from startup planning and marketing, to assisting with loan package development, international trade, growth strategies and emergency preparedness planning.
The Connecticut Small Business Development Center 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. The SBDC program remains one of the nation's largest small business assistance programs in the federal government with a proven track record of providing almost 35 years of service to small businesses.
For more information on the Connecticut Small Business Development Center and the services they provide to small businesses and entrepreneurs throughout the state, visit www.CTSBDC.com.