Connecticut waterways may be safer from biomedical waste, thanks to an innovative Community Economic Development Fund small business loan guarantee program. CEDF, with its loan-program partners, Connecticut’s Department of Economic and Community and the City of West Haven have guaranteed a small business loan to a West Haven company that stems improper disposal of needles and prescription drugs. [read more…]
CEDF will host a loan application session at our headquarters on June 15th from 5:00 – 7:00 pm. CEDF is located at 965 East Main Street in Meriden. The loan application session is designed to assist small businesses in navigating the CEDF loan application process. CEDF provides flexible financing and business support to small and micro-businesses whom may need funding for start-ups or existing businesses and cannot obtain the traditional bank financing.
The loan sessions will not include business plan development, however, resources will be shared for businesses in need of that assistance. Please contact Nadine Cabrera, senior lender at 203-235-2333 ext. 2021 to confirm your attendance.
CEDF’s Small Business Institute classes begin next week in Norwalk, Norwich, East Hartford, and Milford. Classes in Danbury and Meriden begin the week of May 24th. Our Business Finance course runs in all six training locations and is a pre-requisite to taking our QuickBooks course. If you need to strengthen your financial understanding and operations don’t miss this opportunity. Our Business Finance classes are taught by top notch CPA’s. Also, if you get a loan with CEDF you will get a lower interest rate for having completed our courses! Register online or call us at 203-235-2333 ext. 2040. We hope to see you in class soon!!
CEDF, in partnership with Bank of America and the Connecticut Economic Resource Center (CERC), will be hosting a free forum to discuss today’s economy, where it is going, and what it means for small businesses. The forum will be held at our Meriden office, 965 East Main Street on June 10th from 6 – 8 pm. Please download and share a flyer. [read more…]