Welcome To CEDF’s Business Education Center

Misclassified Employee Presentation“We Empower Business Owners with the Knowledge They Need To Run Their Business”

Our CEDF team, instructors and presenters are focused on bringing value and opportunities to Connecticut business owners. We offer workshops in a small comfortable atmosphere where everyone has a chance to learn and participate. There are a variety of topics to choose from and we make certain our menu of educational offerings is affordable. Our team of instructors are dedicated professionals in the fields of finance, taxes, law, marketing, technology and more. We hope that you will take advantage of the programs we have to offer.

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Workshop Offerings

Business Basics: Finance & QuickBooks

Get it, Understand it and Take Ownership of the financial management of your business. From the practical understanding of finances, to the recording of your business transactions in QuickBooks, you be able to manage your business with a birds eye view anytime.

This is a 6 night workshop. Starting with the business cycle, financial management, good record keeping and good business practices, the businesses who exercise due diligence and who use good business standards give themselves the best chance for business success.  Learning and understanding finances, knowing the 4 most important financial reports and what they say about the business is extremely important to the business owner. It helps them with the management and decision making of their business. These reports can be easily produced in QuickBooks.  This basic course should be taken by every start-up or existing of business owner.

Upcoming Workshops 
East Hartford: Connecticut IB Academy, 857 Forbes Avenue (9/28, 9/29, 10/5, 10/6, 10/12, 10/13)
Waterbury: Belle Academy, 27A South Commons Road (11/1, 11/2, 11/8,11/9, 11/15, & 11/16)
Meriden: CEDF, 965 East Main Street (11/29, 11/30, 12/6, 12/7, 12/13, & 12/14)
Bridgeport: Career Resources, 350 Fairfield Avenue (10/17, 10/18, 10/24, 10/25, 11/1, 11/3)
Franklin: Solution Center, 210 Route 32 (11/28, 11/29, 12/5, 12/6, 12/12, & 12/13)

Cost $249.00     Register Here

State and Federal Tax Workshop

  • 2-night workshop. In tax workshops we talk about the importance of staying tax compliant with your business and we teach you how to make smart decisions for your business. Our workshops are taught by professional CPAs. Discussions will include how your business is setup and is that the right business entity for you. Among the discussion will also be entity tax, income tax, sales and use tax, employment tax and so much more. Examples of good tax opportunities will round out the discussions and you will be given all of the deadlines and contact information you need to help you with staying and being tax compliant with your business.  $40

Microsoft EXCEL

  • Beginner and Intermediate Levels2-night workshops for each level. No matter where you are with your understanding of this software product that creates spreadsheets, charts and so much more, you will learn from the beginning how to create a spreadsheets and evolve into the more sophisticated features such as tabs, formulas, charts and so much more. Many people who are self taught and can process a spreadsheet, but now is your chance to learn from an expert the in’s and out’s of this amazing software. You too will probably learn shortcuts to your old way of doing things so you can produce your results in less time and feel confident about what your are doing. Beginner or self taught this workshop is for you at a very affordable price of $60


Occasionally schedules could change due to weather or sickness. CEDF makes every effort to accommodate everyone’s schedule when rescheduling a missed class. Refunds are only given in the event CEDF cancels the entire workshop.  Participation in any CEDF workshop(s) does not guarantee a loan approval with CEDF.