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

Do You and Your Partners Have a Proper Agreement?


If you are going into business with one or more partners, you need a legal agreement spelling out how you are going to run the business, how much each will earn, and, most importantly, what will happen if you can’t get along and decide to split.

How the SBA's EIDL Loan Can Still Help Your Business


The SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program has undergone major updates that have provided the agency more capacity to process loans with greater speed, and for business owners many new beneficial aspects.

The Strategy Your Small Business Needs to Grow


This workshop will discuss the importance of studying the external environment, developing a solid business model along core competencies, selecting strategic goals and priorities, and other crucial requirements.

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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