Small Business Support

HEDCO is here to support all your small business needs

Questions? We’re here to help!

Looking to start a small business? We’ve got you covered with this go-to guide and helpful resources!

HEDCO also offers an ecosystem of providers which consists of industry professionals and software subscriptions which can assist you with your small business needs.

Business 101

Everything you need to know to turn your idea, dream or passion into a thriving business in Connecticut. 


  • Step-by-step guide
  • Instructions and examples of common documents
  • Business Plan

Business 101

Business Resource Center (BRC)

Expenses associated with physical office location can be a crippling a company in its early stages. The BRC provides office support space and resources for start-up  businesses, free of charge.


  • Business Incubator Program
  • Training Classroom
  • Team of business experts

Professional Consultation

Access our team of seasoned business professionals for one-on-one consultation at the BRC. Let their experience and expertise help you navigate the challenging waters of small business ownership. 


  • Prepare proposal and bids
  • Accounting/payroll systems
  • Negotiate contracts
  • Develop an effective business

Financial Assistance

HEDCO provides small businesses with the financial assistance they need to start-up, sustain, or grow their enterprises.

Learn more about what may be right for your business.


Contact us for information. 

Small Business Training Classes

The BRC offers training classes that equip small business owners with tools for success. Delve into a myriad of topics in areas such as business management, marketing, finance, or the legal arena. All training classes are interactive in nature and provide practical business insight and wisdom. 


Training Schedule

Business Construction Services

Consultants at the BRC can advise contractors in the full range of the construction business practices, including, but not limited to:


  • Assist in Certified Payroll training
  • Construction scope review
  • Construction contract preparation
  • Bid packaging
  • Schedule of Value (AIA 702, 703) preparation, payment applications

Business Plan Development

Access HEDCO’s online business plan creation tool powered by LivePlan.


LivePlan simplifies the complex process of writing a professional business plan. LivePlan tells you exactly what kind of financial information you need to enter and does all the calculations using built-in formulas



M/WBE Bonding Program

This program is designed to assist certified minority owned construction firms located in the State of Connecticut with the ability to apply for and potentially qualify for bonding.The ability for firms to be pre-qualified for bonding will enable them the opportunity to bid on projects and have a better advantage of being competitive. Firms are able to qualify for bid, performance and payment bonds.