SBDC connects entrepreneurs with free consulting services

14 May 2018

When Jason Bittner, founder and CEO of Triple Helix Corp., first opened his East Hartford software and information management company in 2004, he was not only fully invested in his business dream but equally invested in getting solid business advice as a small-business entrepreneur.

"I was paying a consultant between $500 and $1,000 a month to help guide and direct me because I was serious about the growth [of my business] and was trying to get the best advice I could," he said. "But as a startup, it was cost-prohibitive."

Over the past 14 years, as his company has grown from a one-man operation to a team of eight, including double-digit revenue growth over the past five years, Bittner has come to rely on a new resource for business advice: the state's Small Business Development Centers (SBDC).

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