The Small Business Center at Gateway is conveniently located on the first floor of the South building, in S105.
The center includes the New Haven Chapter of SCORE offices and provides the opportunity for sponsorships, partnerships, and affiliations for programs and client services with SBA, Connecticut Procurement Technical Assistance, the Connecticut Small Business Development Center, U.S. Department of Commerce Middletown Export Assistance Center, Hartford Entrepreneurial Center, Women’s Business Center, and Connect Veterans, Inc.
In addition to mentoring opportunities, one-on-one counseling and online workshops, and templates and tools, the center offers numerous free seminars and workshops throughout the year.
The center is directed by Rose Bednarz Lugio, a professor in the Business Department at Gateway and expert in issues pertaining to small businesses. She was named the 2013 Women in Business Champion for the State of Connecticut by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and serves as program coordinator for the degree programs in Entrepreneurial Studies and Retail Management/Fashion Merchandising at the college. For more information, call (203) 865-7645 or contact SCORE.