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Business Assistance

QChamber has partnered with the following organizations:

Score offers the nation's largest, network of free, expert business mentors.

If you're just starting a business, SCORE mentors can provide the practical action plan, education and tools you need to open your doors and establish a customer base.  Already own a business?  Volunteer mentors can help identify ways to increase profit, improve employee and customer satisfaction and achieve work/life balance.

With SCORE, you can have the honest, confidential and sometimes tough conversations about managing money, motivating your team and other business topics.

They can be your confidant, your cheerleader and your accountability partner on your path to achieving success.

Visit their website at

Small Business Development Center

The Connecticut Small Business Development Center (CTSBDC) provides business advising to small business owners and entrepreneurs to start, grow and thrive in Connecticut. Our Business Advisors offer professional, confidential, and expert business advice for owners to overcome challenges and reach their goals.

Providing comprehensive business assistance is our mission, and we have the free resources, tools, and online trainings to support business owners. Our Business Advisors provide geographic-based demographics, consumer spending data, market research, financial projections, industry reports and so much more! We are committed to enhance Connecticut’s economic wellbeing and build thriving communities.

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 UConn. The CTSBDC program remains one of the nation's largest small business assistance programs in the federal government with a proven track record of providing 35+ years of service to small businesses and entrepreneurs.
Access to Capital

  • Business Plan Organization and Review
  • Financial Assistance and Cash Flow Management
  • Marketing and Social Media Planning
  • Disaster or Disruption Preparation
  • Industry Trends and Research
    Export Consulting
  • Market Research
  • Succession Planning
  • Startup Assistance
  • Loan Structuring
  • Resource Referrals

For more information about the CTSBDC or to make an appointment, please visit our website at and request business advising or contact our business advisor Jon Carlisle at 203.819.9535 or