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Small Business Grants for Women in Connecticut

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Six Steps to find a grant:

1. Analyze Your Organization?s Needs & Determine:
  • The problem or need you want to address
  • The audience or target beneficiaries you will serve
  • The amount & types of support you need
  • The resources & commitment your group brings to the project
  • Potential partners in the community
2. Research Foundations & How They Operate:
  • Learn as much as possible about corporate, civic, and private foundations
3. Look for Funding Matches By Considering Funders Who:
  • Are able or likely to fund projects in your geographic area
  • Have a similar core mission or goals
  • Have already supported similar ventures or projects
4. Compile A List Of Prospects:
  • By Geographic Location (city, state, region)
  • By field of interest or program subject
5. Refine Your List & Eliminate Sources That:
  • Do NOT fund in your state
  • Do NOT fund your subject
  • Do NOT fund the type of support you need (See Types of Funding Support)
  • Fund your type of organization
  • Fund your size project
6. Select The Most Appropriate Funding Sources & Research In Detail
  • Contact funder directly for annual report and other publications
  • Search newspapers and the Internet for former grant recipients and contact them for advice or tips, why they felt they were successful as opposed to other applicants

Looking for small business grants for women in Connecticut is anything but easy.

A Google search will bring up a long list of sites.  But most either look like scams or complicated government (Small Business Administration) sites.

We’re different.  WomensNet.net can help you find REAL grants, loans, and other funding for your business venture.  Yes, you’re still going to have to put in some hard work and time.  But if you’re serious about getting your business to the next level, you’ll find our site a big help.

A simple place to start is with our Amber Grant for Women.  Business women from Connecticut (and all around America) are eligible to apply for this grant.  Our judges award this grant every month – so today would be the perfect time to apply.

After you’ve applied for our grant, please take a bit of time to check out the resources below.  There are folks in Connecticut waiting to help women business owners just like you!

We have also done the research of finding the 21 top grants available for women today. To get a copy of our report sign up below.

Resources for Women in Connecticut

Fairfield County SCORE
111 East Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06851
Ph: (203) 831-0065

Greater Bridgeport SCORE
230 Park Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Ph: (203) 450-9484

Greater Hartford SCORE
330 Main Street 2nd Floor
Hartford, CT 06106
Ph: (860) 240-4700

New Haven SCORE
20 Church Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Ph: (203) 865-7645

Northwest Connecticut SCORE
333 Kennedy Dr
Torrington, CT 06790
Ph: (860) 482-6586

Southeastern Connecticut SCORE
Main Street
Old Saybrook, CT 06475
Ph: (860) 388-9508

Western Connecticut SCORE
155 Deer Hill Avenue City Hall
Danbury, CT 06810
Ph: (203) 794-1404

Women’s Business Development Council
184 Bedford Street, Suite 201
Stamford, CT 06901
PHONE: (203) 353-1750
E-MAIL: dokeefe@ctwbdc.org

University of Hartford Entrepreneurial Center
50 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105-2280
PHONE: (860) 768-5681
E-MAIL: sbaowboct@hartford.edu

Small Business Development Center of Connecticut
2131 Hillside Road
Suite 3026 Tasker Building
Storrs, CT 06269
PHONE: (855) 4CT-SBDC
FAX: (860) 827-7112
E-MAIL: info@ctsbdc.org