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 Finance Your Small Business


Learn the fine points of getting a small business loan. When do you need equity and debt? How does a lender view your application?

Financial Fundamentals -- Professional Development Workshop for CT Artists


This two-part introduction lays the groundwork for understanding small business financial fundamentals so you can temper decisions with a balanced eye toward the long term.

Latest IRS Rulings and Tax Law Changes that Help Small Businesses


While much recent attention has focused on small business loan and grant programs in reaction to the COVID-19 crisis, there have been significant tax changes that merit attention and consultation between a business owner and his or her tax advisor.

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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