“This past year has shown the resiliency of our small businesses,” said CTSBDC State Director Joe Ercolano. “Our advisers have worked with more than double the number of businesses compared to the previous year and supported them in ways that were totally new to us.”Continue Reading
Joe Ercolano has been named the State Director of the Connecticut Small Business Development Center (CTSBDC), effective immediately. Ercolano, a former executive at Pitney Bowes, most recently served as the CTSBDC’s Acting State Director.Continue Reading
UConn Revamps Family Business Program, Offers Bootcamp, Summer Internship Program to Help Multi-Generational Companies Thrive
Ask Julie Paine-Miller, vice president of Paine’s Inc. Recycling and Rubbish Removal, what it is like to be employed in a family-owned business, and she will share that some of her fondest childhood memories involve riding in her family’s garbage trucks.
“I have a deep-seated love for trash!,” Paine-Miller said with a laugh. “I have memories of being around the trucks from the time I was a little girl.”Continue Reading
Senior Elizabeth Gallucci ’19 already has a long list of achievements on her resume, including working as an undergraduate teaching assistant, volunteering at a startup that serves underprivileged children, and studying in London. Continue Reading
Entrepreneur Bill Pastyrnak had an extensive business background, and he and his son had a passion for brewing beer, but without a helping hand, they knew their dream of creating Counter Weight Brewing Co. in Hamden, Conn., wouldn’t come true. Continue Reading
Associate Dean Sulin Ba Among Guests at Hartford Event
Sulin Ba, associate dean of academic and research support at the UConn School of Business, will be among the guests at the 2nd Annual SBDC Day, a celebration of the success and impact of America’s Small Business Development Centers. Continue Reading
My Experience with the Connecticut Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation (CCEI)
I worked for multinational corporations for 10 years. My career grew from sales to marketing. As a product marketing professional, I have launched 10 products in the last 6 years. However, I can’t stop asking myself, “What else can I do to contribute more to my career? Where is the next step to lead to a meaningful life?” Continue Reading
Ben Grosse, UConn Freshman and Business Owner, to Advise New Werth Institute
It isn’t easy running a $100,000-a-year, innovative, premium-performance earbud company while balancing the demands of academics and college activities, but freshman Ben Grosse doesn’t shy away from a challenge. Continue Reading
On November 1, the Connecticut Small Business Development Center (CTSBDC) and the UConn School of Business addressed a business delegation from China. The delegation, representing 22 of the country’s largest industry sectors, learned about the approaches and services used by CTSBDC to assist the state’s small businesses, as well as the educational programs and resources offered by the business school. Graduate student and former VERGE consultant Guanwei Tao and CTSBDC business advisor Joe Williams were also part of the conversation which took place at the New Haven Chamber of Commerce.
Connecticut Department of Revenue Services – New business owners from around Connecticut attended the Department of Revenue Services (DRS) “Tax Help Day.” The event was a sell-out at the DRS main office new location at 450 Columbus Boulevard in downtown Hartford.