The Switchboard is the welcoming front door for individuals to connect their interests to opportunities, services, databases, and resources inside and outside the Library.
Collab aims to provide entrepreneurs with impactful, rigorous business support using a compassionate, fundamentally heart-centered approach so that they can build good businesses, create economic power, and shape their communities for themselves and their families. Get one-on-one advice about obtaining capital, mentorship, and other resources for entrepreneurs based in Connecticut. For more information about Collab, visit collabnewhaven.org. Set an appointment
The Community Economic Development Fund is a mission-driven, nonprofit, Connecticut economic development organization. They provide business loans in disadvantaged communities defined by the state. In other Connecticut municipalities, they lend to business borrowers with household incomes below the state median.
CEDF offers a number of free webinars. Check out the recordings here!
SCORE has the largest network of free volunteer small business mentors in the nation. No matter what stage your business is at SCORE has a mentor for you. Easily request a mentor to help you start, grow, or transition your business today!
SCORE offers a number of free webinars. Check them out here.
Women’s Business Development Council is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is dedicated to providing the tools and resources to help women thrive in business. They believe that when desire, education, and preparation come together, opportunities are created, ideas are ignited, and economies are expanded.
WBDC offers some classes online. You can find them here. Please note that some of these classes may have a fee involved.
EcoWorks, Inc. is a creative reuse center and a re-Boutique gift shop of up-cycled and re-purposed goods made by Connecticut artists run by volunteers who are passionate about the arts and hate waste. They offer low-cost art and craft supplies (scrap/surplus) to artists, teachers, and other creative people. They take items that may have otherwise ended up in the trash and strive to have these items reused in a sustainable way as to not contribute to the waste stream. In addition, they offer classes and workshops that increase skills and understanding of the creative arts using scrap materials, waste reduction, and reuse.
KNOWN has designed an ecosystem of spaces, resources, and connections to support entrepreneurs.
Connect. Work. Grow.
MakeHaven, Inc. is a not-for-profit, membership-driven organization, gathering place workshop for makers, creators, tinkerers, and dreamers. The environment supports the development of and collaboration on a wide variety of projects, including prototyping, fabrication, mechanics, electronics, crafts, art, and woodworking. Through free public events, skill-building workshops, and the independent projects of our membership, MakeHaven enables people to make things.
Are you interested in enhancing your skills on machines not available in Ives Squared? Find out more information here!