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

Minimum wage increases: What should a business owner do?


Live Webinar: Minimum wage will soon begin climbing. What analysis and actions must be conducted to be prepared?

QuickBooks Desktop Pro Overview


This four-night workshop will prepare you for a more active role in the bookkeeping and financial management tasks in your small business and the use of QuickBooks Desktop Pro.


Use Instagram to create Insta-business


Learn all the tips to making your business’s Instagram account profitable.

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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