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

My Business Jump Start


An online program for new business creation and young business success cultivating entrepreneurs in Connecticut's underserved communities.

Leadership Skills for New Businesses


It doesn’t matter whether you are a Main Street startup or a company with ambitions to raise venture capital, the crucial leadership skills are the same. In this webinar, you’ll learn why investors invest in people, not technology or products.

Help! I Don’t Know How to Sell


Learn straightforward, practical advice that when systematically followed is guaranteed to improve your ability to successfully sell and to revenues.

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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