DECD: About the Office of Small Business Affairs

Office of Small Business Affairs

The Office of Small Business Affairs provides rapid response to business owners whose growth and success could benefit from assistance from the state and its partners. Whether you are developing your business in Connecticut or considering relocating it here, our staff can quickly refer you to a solution for financing, training, technical assistance and other important resources.

Mission Statement

Our goal is to promote and support small business growth and retention in the State of Connecticut.  In doing so the office serves as a resource to help businesses seeking information, technical assistance or financial support.

How We Help Connecticut Business
  • Provide a single contact point for small businesses seeking financial and technical assistance from state and quasi-public agencies.
  • Coordinate all state small business revolving loan funds.
  • Coordinate efforts involving multiple state and federal departments and agencies.
  • Provide technical assistance through DECD and its partners.

We can connect you with many programs and assist in many ways.

Take a minute to fill out a brief needs assessment and we’ll get back to you promptly, or contact Sheila Hummel at 860-500-2405 or