GPS - a Guide to Plan for Success
Gain a comprehensive understanding of business-building fundamentals.
See the big picture first. Then, focus on the areas of your business that need attention.
Entrepreneurship in 3 Easy Steps: Ready, Set, Go! SBA Program
This workshop series helps new and aspiring entrepreneurs launch a business idea and understand the steps to building a business that is credit ready.
Explore our online catalog to find the program that’s right for you!
Start Smart: Jump Starting Your Business Plan
Turn your ideas into realities with a well-architected, solid business plan.
Accounting & Finance
QuickBooks: Preparing for Tax Season
QuickBooks ProAdvisor: Implementing Accounting Software
Bring a whole new level of accounting proficiency to your business by learning the keys to QuickBooks quickly and effectively.
Sales & Marketing
Do you know what your "digital footprint" is and why it's important? Understand why a digital presence is critical to business success.
Lunch & Learn with WBDC: Building Your Personal Brand
The value of your brand should not be underestimated. Understand the principles that make can make a measurable business difference.
Join WBDC’s marketing expert for a preliminary discussion and evaluation of your business and your marketing challenges.
First Course: Operating a Successful Restaurant
This workshop will show you ways to start and keep your restaurant running smoothly and successfully.
Intellectual Property: What You Need to Know
Learn the basics of intellectual property rights including patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets and potential pitfalls.
Social Media: Legal Implications
Learn the legal risks surrounding today’s broad social media landscape.
Acquire the financial management skills you need to create a budget plan that meets goals for today and tomorrow.
Building Personal Credit
Personal Financial Counseling
Meet with a WBDC counselor who can help address a variety of your financial concerns.
Access to Capital
Business Growth: Access to Capital Counseling
Leverage extraordinary access to a comprehensive financial resource.
CT Small Business Express: Grant and Loan Program
WBDC Capital Loan Fund
WBDC provides loans up to $100,000 that help to start or grow a business.
WBDC Capital Loan Fund Information Session
An opportunity to discover and learn more about WBDC Capital Loan Fund.
WBDC Policy for reduced fees, or discounts
A sliding fee scale is offered to individuals who do not have the ability to pay the full cost of services. Discounts are based upon family/household size and annual income. If you are interested in applying, please ask a member of WBDC’s program team for a reduced fee scholarship application.
NO REFUNDS. WBDC reserves the right to cancel any program WBDC is partially funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Women’s Business Ownership (OWBO) & The Office of Financial Assistance. The OWBO is established to help women become full partners in economic development through small business ownership. SBA’s cooperation does not constitute or imply its endorsement of any opinions, products and/or services. Reasonable arrangements for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at east two weeks in advance. All SBA programs are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis.
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