HARTFORD — Secretary of the State Denise Merrill recently launched an online Business Startup Tool designed to help entrepreneurs more quickly register new businesses and access state and federal agencies needed for licensing, labor and tax regulations.
The online Business Startup Tool also connects business owners with resources to help with business planning and financing. It can be easily accessed online through the Secretary of the State website here.
“As our economy continues to recover, every one of us in government must do everything we can to help businesses start, succeed, and create jobs,” Merrill said. “My hope is that this online tool can help entrepreneurs navigate their interactions with the multiple state and federal agencies they may need to launch their business ventures.”
The Secretary of the State’s online business startup tool lists direct links to: the Connecticut Departments of: Consumer Protection, Energy and Environmental Protection, Labor, Revenue Services, and the Connecticut Licensing Information Center. The tool also connects entrepreneurs to the federal Small Business Administration, Internal Revenue Service, and the federal Department of Commerce Patent and Trademark Office. In addition to regulatory agencies, the online Business Startup Tool also provides links to information on public and private sector business financing as well as business planning assistance.