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

Find the Right Legal Structure for Your New Business


Choosing the structure that’s right for your objectives and resources is crucial for efficient operation and protecting the personal assets of the owner from liability.

12 Tips for Getting a Small Business Loan


Understanding how things look from the lender’s point of view can help prepare a small business for a successful effort to raise debt capital.

Is Your 1099 Worker Really an Employee?


Learn the difference between an employee and an independent contractor to better understand how to identify, mitigate and manage risks in your worker arrangements.

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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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