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Solopreneur Cluster

Hamden has experienced the growth of many industries, such as healthcare, manufacturing, retail, and finance. Entrepreneurship runs deep throughout the Town.


The Office of Economic and Community Development has discovered that there are between 200-300 home-based or solopreneur businesses in Hamden. This discovery has led to the establishment of a cluster for entrepreneurs who work alone.


Establishing the solopreneur cluster is proving to be essential to help with the success of future small business growth in Hamden. Solopreneurs are often challenged because they are responsible for everything from marketing, production, accounting, etc. Often times, the solopreneurs may be starting their first business, and may not be sure what the rules and regulations are for running their business. This is where the work of the solopreneur cluster can help.


Since there has been an increase in the number of Solopreneur businesses, the Office of Economic and Community Development has established this initiative to help solopreneurs grow their respected businesses. To help solopreneurs, The Office of Economic and Community Development also offers the Business Assistance Center (BAC). The BAC offers free, professional services to solopreneurs, whether it is creating an effective business plan to help with the businesses growth, or how to better market their business. To also help further their growth, the Hamden Economic Development Corporation (HEDC) is building a business incubator that will be ready in the fall of 2017. Solopreneurs will be able to launch their business from an office space in the incubator. Not only will the business incubator offer space to lease, but it will provide shared meeting rooms and amenities. The business incubator will also offer training and host speakers to come in to help the solopreneurs with areas of business.


Below are a few of the many solopreneur businesses that operate in Hamden:



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