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For entrepreneurs and small business owners

Town of Avon Planning and Community Development

Avon Chamber of Commerce

committed to committed to facilitating the growth

and success of all these businesses

CT. Department of Economic and Community Development

Business and Industry Development

This state agency is responsible for the development and

implementation of policies,strategies and programs that

support business growth and innovation and offers

a wide range of programs and services to help companies prosper.

Doing Business in the State


CERC   Connecticut Economic Resource Center, Inc. (CERC),

a nonprofit corporation that provides our clients with objective research,

marketing and economic development services consistent with

a mission of making Connecticut a more competitive business environment.


Connecticut Innovations Business Grants

     This official U.S. Government source for

        Small Business Innovation Research information

          Connecticut Small Business Development Center

SBDC provides a wide array of management and

technical assistance to business owners and entrepreneurs for

strengthening business performance and sustainability.

 Entrepreneurial Center

  University of Hartford

The Entrepreneurial Center supports aspiring entrepreneurs,

start-ups, and growing businessesand offers regular business

classes and workshops to help start and grow your business .

SCORE logo

volunteer mentors provide free and confidential small business

advice for entrepreneurs. 

Business Education Programs

Workshops @ Hartford Public Library

Workshops @ Russell Library Middletown



A section of the Business Week site with tips, advice and encouragement for small business owners  The Online Small Business Authority

Maintained by Entrepreneur Magazine to support new business ideas and growing companies

Idea Café: The Small Business Channel


Ideas, practical advice, business news and humor for the small business owner

The Riley Guide: Steps in Starting Your Own Business

Help with small business funding, legal concerns,  and getting started

U.S. Small Business Administration


Official starting point for resources and programs offered by the SBA.


For personal investors (market and company information)

Free, objective information and rate quotes on consumer bank products (mortgages, loans, credit cards, etc.)

An interactive charting and investment research website with access to information on over 50,000 stocks, mutual funds, market indexes and historical quotes back to 1985

Rich resource for timely business news and financial information

Business news and financial market coverage updated throughout the day


Company information through free access to SEC filings

The largest independent regulator for all securities firms doing business in the United States. Its chief mission is to protect investors by maintaining the fairness of the U.S. capital markets. Through FINRA, individuals can learn about investing and how to build your financial knowledge.

Comprehensive guide to personal finance and investing

Market coverage, financial news investing tools, stock quotes


Links to selected business websites, developed by the Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County

Designed for the busy executive,  links from a single page to news, search engines, stock and business research

Over 1400 links to the best and most relevant business websites


Business Periodicals

Bottom Line Personal


Commercial Record



Fast Company



Hartford Business Journal

Hartford Magazine

Harvard Business Review

INC Magazine

Kiplinger’s Personal Finance

Kiplinger's Retirement Report


No-Load Fund Investor


Business Investment Resources

Mergent: Bond Record

Corporate News Reports,

Handbook of  Common Stocks,

Handbook of NASDAQ Stocks

Morningstar: FundInvestor Mutual Funds

Standard & Poor’s: Bond Guide,

Outlook,Corporate Descriptions

Stock Guide

Value Line: Investment Survey

Investment Survey Small & Mid-Cap




Hartford Courant

New York Times

USA Today

Wall Street Journal

General News and Trends Magazines


Kiplinger Washington Letter





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