General Business Advice & Technical Assistance

  • Buzgate: Buzgate provides facts, features and benefits about technologies, products and services that support your business growth and profitability.
  • Connecticut Economic Resource Center: Database of Connecticut business programs and services. Site finder services available.
  • CTHires: Job listing resource
  • Department of Labor: Business Services Representatives provide support to help navigate policy and incentives for hiring workers.
  • Foreign Trade Zones: Learn about foreign trade zones.
  • Hoovers: Find company and industry information.
  • Insperity: Human Resources assistance.
  • International Trade Administration: A Bureau of the Department of Commerce providing foreign trade information.
  • International Trade Links: List of links providing information on foreign trade. compiled by Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development.
  • SCORE: SCORE provides free counseling services, training, guides, and other tools to help you start and grow your business.
  • Small Business Administration (SBA): The SBA has online tools, podcasts, forms, brochures, and other forms of business help.
  • Small Business Development Centers: Free business technical assistance to develop business plans, navigate state incentives and complete financing and grant applications.
  • Small Business Development Council (SBDCNET): SBDCNET provides timely, relevant research, web-based information, and training to SBDC counselors and their clients.
  • Trade Port: Access detailed information about waterborne shipping.
  • Trumbull Library: Check out the library’s business database, or ask a librarian for help.
  • Workplace: Provides job listings, job training resources and potential workers.