Resources for help financing your business

CT Department of Banking 
A complete list of banks and credit unions in CT.

Small Business Administration (SBA)  
The SBA helps small business raise capital through means such as 7(a), 504, and disaster assistance loans, and provides information and business counseling.

Federal Grants 
Learn about Federal Grants.

Venture Capital 
A partial list of venture capital firms in CT.

Connecticut Innovations-CT Next 
CI is the leading sources of financing for Connecticut’s innovative, growing companies.

Community Economic Development Fund (CEDF)  
A non profit that provides loans to small companies that cannot access traditional forms of financing.

Community Capital Fund  
CommCap makes loans to small businesses for capital improvements, working capital, fixed asset acquisition, commercial real estate and leasehold improvements.

CT Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD)
Find information about many state business assistance programs including grants, loans and tax credits.

Manufacturing Innovation Fund 
Learn about the CT Manufacturing Innovation Fund Voucher Program.

CT Health and Educational Facilities Authority (CHEFA)
The Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority provides Connecticut's nonprofit institutions access to low cost financing in the public municipal markets.

Community Investment Corporation (CIC) 
An economic development lender contributing financial expertise and practical guidance to small business entrepreneurs in Connecticut.

Fundsnet Services 
Find Grants and Fundraising.

MoneyGeek for Women
Small Business Loans: How to Research, Apply for and Get Financing

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