Small Business Technical Assistance
The Small Business Technical Assistance Program (SBTAP) expands on the Center’s counseling and training offerings to provide additional assistance to motivated business owners in the startup and expansion phase.
Qualifying small businesses and startups in the Greater Hartford area benefit from one-on-one time with business advisors and technical experts, and take part in small group seminars. There is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all plan for program participants. A full assessment is conducted and goals are set, a commitment contract is signed, and entrepreneurs and small business owners get a customized blueprint to establish and move their company ahead.
Professional assistance covers a broad range of topics, including marketing strategy, website improvement, business plan development, financial management, legal issues, operations, hiring, and contracts. Participants in the program increase their knowledge and confidence level and report better outcomes on their path to success.