Business Support

MCCD provides support to a wide range of businesses, both for-profit and not-for-profit. Client assistance progresses through a series of stages. After an initial meeting, an MCCD team will evaluate the client's needs and help define the objective. This may lead to a meeting with the full MCCD Board for brainstorming and additional input, leading to the development of an action plan.

MCCD members have a wide range of expertise to offer including overall strategies, business concepts, and specific strategies for marketing, finance and logistics/systems. If you feel you might benefit from some expert and objective assistance, contact us.

MCCD Works with The Black Business Alliance

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MCCD is working closely with The Black Business Alliance, Inc. (BBA), an organization devoted to supporting Black-owned and other minority businesses in Connecticut and beyond. Quoting from its website:

"The BBA's goal is to act as a business One-Stop organization for Black and minority businesses with an objective to stimulate economic growth and sustainability throughout Connecticut and across the nation."

BBA is an important, impactful organization and MCCD is thrilled to be able to provide consulting services to the entity and its members.

MCCD Aids Subway Franchise

Subway Old Lyme

Debbie Hans, owner of the Subway shop in Old Lyme, worked with MCCD to increase her business after she purchased the franchise in 2015. Thereafter, MCCD volunteers would occasionally check in with Debbie and give her pointers for her business. Like many, her shop was hit hard when restaurants in Connecticut were forced to close indoor dining due to the COVID-19 pandemic. MCCD was able to help again, this time to help find the financial support she needed.

"It was great to know that there were people out there, and they were going to help." Debbie Hans
Owner, Subway Old Lyme ran an article describing MCCD's work with Debbie. Click here to read the article.

"With owners wondering where to seek help, the Mentoring Corps for Community Development (MCCD) has been quick to step up, reach out and lend a hand for those who might be struggling to keep their businesses afloat."

MCCD Helps The Arc Eastern Connecticut

The Arc Eastern Connecticut

MCCD supported and advised Arc on moving forward with for-profit opportunities within their non-profit organization. This is a growing movement within the non-profit community to compliment donations and grants with for-profit ventures.

"Thanks to our mentors in the Corps, the The Arc Eastern Connecticut continues to break innovative ground exploring new business opportunities that serve our participants with intellectual and developmental disabilities and our community at-large…while maintaining that all-critical stable bottom line." Kathleen Stauffer
The Arc Eastern Connecticut