Entrepreneurs, Start Ups and Existing Businesses

Welcome CEDF’s Business Education Center 

Our Business Education Center provides classroom training to small business owners on the key issues of running a small business, as well as, ongoing free workshops on a variety of topics necessary to maintain a competitive edge in today’s business environment. Our training is offered in multiple locations throughout the state for the convenience of all businesses. 

Our mission is clear. We help Connecticut’s small businesses start, stabilize and grow. We give them hope, learning opportunities and many resources they need.  While we believe every small business owner in Connecticut should enroll in our workshops,  we strongly encourage CEDF clients to enroll.   Our loan clients can earn a combined total of 0.50% percent off the interest rate on their standard or SBA micro loan when they complete both the Setup Your Business Finances and Beginners QuickBooks Pro 2014 

Financial Workshops

Brought to you by CEDF in cooperation with

Webster Bank, Citizens Bank, and Union Savings Bank.

This Summer Join Us For Our Free…

Celebrating Small Business Summer Learning Series 2013

Summer Learning Program


Every Thursday evening starting  July 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st and August 7th & 14th from 5:30 – 7:30 pm workshops, networking & refreshments for a great evening of learning and making connections. 


   Nancy GrayIf you have any questions regarding the workshops or programs brought to   you by our Business Education Center please contact the director,  Nancy    Gray toll free at 888-835-2333 x2040. 

Participation in any CEDF course do not guarantee a CEDF loan approval.

  •   Refunds for course enrollments will only be authorized by the director in the   event CEDF cancels the entire course (not an individual class where a date is   rescheduled).