Institute of Technology & Business Development

Institute of Technology & Business Development

ITBD's Quick Business Tips and Links for CT

Certification Tips and Programs for Small Businesses

CT Department of Administrative Services (DAS) Supplier Diversity

    • Program Business must be in CT
    • Must be in business for one year
    • Annual sales under $15 million
    • Certification is good for up to 2 years before renewal

SBA 8A Program

    • Must be a small business-determined by NAICS codes where each code has a size standard applied to them by the SBA
    • Net worth no more than $250,000.00
    • Owners must be American citizens
    • Company must be at least 2 yrs old
    • 51% ownership by a disadvantaged person–listing of those who qualify as disadvantaged

DOT DBE Certification

    • Open to disadvantaged and woman owned businesses, must have 51% ownership. Owner must be considered ecomonically or socially disadvantaged
    • Must meet the SBA's small business size standard and does not exceed $17.42 million in gross annual revenue
    • No firm length of time to be in business, but they must be an existing business and have some experience
    • Personal net worth must be under $750,000.00
    • Must be a type of business that the DOT utilizes
    • Upon acceptance into the program, can start the mentoring portion of the program here at the ITBD

Service Disabled Veteran Program (SDVet)

    • Self certifying, however, must have the paperwork from the government, if asked, stating their degree of disability
    • Federal 3% goal for SDVet businesses for procurement
    • Register in VetBiz

Connecticut's STEP Grant Program (STEP)

    • The Connecticut Export General Assistance Fund is offering new STEP funding to eligible small businesses for participation in export opportunities
    • The program goal is to aid companies in expanding their export initiatives and to increase eligible Connecticut companies' export sales by spurring participation in export opportunities
    • Visit the CT STEP Grant website to review the Program Guidelines and to access the Application Portal. Applications will need to be submitted for approval, prior to any proposed export activity and no later than August 15, 2014
Other Relative Links for CT Businesses

CT Center for Advanced Technology, Inc (CCAT)
CT Department of Economic & Community Development (DECD) 
CT Department of Administrative Services (DAS) 
CT Department of Labor (DOL)
CT Department of Transportation (DOT)
CT Department of Information Technology (DOIT)
CT Department of Revenue Services Guide to Tax Credits for Small Businesses 
CT Online Licensing Center 
CT Procurement Technical Assistance Program (PTAP) 
CT Secretary of the State
CT Small Business Development Center (SBDC) 
CT Economic Resource Center (CERC) 
Central Contractor Registration (CCR) **Federal Work ** 
Entrepreneurship Guide for MBA Students 
The Greater Hartford Chapter of SCORE 
Meeting Planning Resources and Facilities 
Online Representations and Certifications (ORCA) **Federal Work ** 
Small Business Administration (SBA) 
US Department of Commerce
US Government