Community Economic Development Fund

Small Businesses Find Hope & Opportunity Here

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We provide loans to Connecticut small business owners, primarily in low-to-moderate income communities, who are not able to obtain traditional bank financing.

Business Education Workshops and Seminars

How to Negotiate with Your Suppliers


Learn how mastering the business basics of negotiation can lead to improved margins, lower expenses and competitive advantages.

How to Validate Your Business Idea (Before You Jump Off into Thin Air)


Learn the amazingly easy steps that make up the craft of idea validation and the tricks to keep from telling yourself what you want to hear. 

Create Your 90-Day Action Plan


Are you prepared to grow your business under the “new normal?”
Invest four hours over two days in this nationally-conducted workshop and feel more confident and ready to meet the uncertain but inevitable challenges of the year ahead.

Get the training and knowledge you need to run a business right here at CEDF. View All Workshops & Seminars
Success stories

In the Words of Our Clients


Our video played at the organization's 25th Anniversary Celebration of Success reception on Oct. 2, 2019.

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