The Chamber has created this area to help our members find solutions. Businesses today are faced with issues and concerns on a daily basis. We would like to share some of the resources that have helped us and would love to publish any suggestions from our members.
The Old Saybrook/Mystic Chapter of SCORE
SCORE® is a nonprofit association dedicated to the success of small business in America. For free and confidential advice about starting your own business or advice [to owners of small businesses] about growing an existing business, contact SCORE®. Your Southeastern Connecticut group of SCORE® volunteers are working or retired business owners, executives and managers who can offer a wealth of information and insights on a wide variety of business problems. Visit their new website.
Connecticut Policy and Economic Council
See how our town rates! CPEC focuses on state and local government. The Council collects a wide range of data on a continuing basis to enable our members, government officials and the general public to better measure the performance of government. Our greatest challenge is to develop meaningful performance benchmarks that keep the focus on results. Visit the CPEC website for more information.
Small Business Administration
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created by Congress in 1953 to help America's entrepreneurs form successful small enterprises. Today, SBA's program offices in every state offer financing, training and advocacy for small firms. In addition, the SBA works with thousands of lending, educational and training institutions nationwide. Visit the SBA website for more information.
Connecticut Economic Resource Center, Inc
CERC was founded in 1992 and established in its present home in Rocky Hill, Connecticut in 1993. CERC is recognized across
the state as a central part of the state's economic development efforts. We are a private organization marketing Connecticut as a prime business location. CERC acts as a comprehensive source of state economic and business information, as well as the one-stop gateway to the state's resources and services for business. Visit the CERC website for more information.
Connecticut Business and Industry Association
CBIA is the largest statewide business organization in the United States, comprising more than 10,000 companies. As a CBIA member, you have a partnership with an experienced and trusted business association. We have more than 100 professional and service people on staff, and are affiliated with scores of independent experts from private industry. You can also tap into CBIA's unique experience in state government, employee group health insurance, manufacturing, safety, human resources, environmental management and international trade. No other statewide association has the breadth and scope of services that CBIA offers.
Visit the CBIA website for more information.