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InnovateHER 2017: Innovation for Women Business Challenge

Join WBDC and the SBA for the 3rd Annual InnovateHER competition, where businesses compete for a $40,000 grand prize!


GPS - a Guide to Plan for Success

Gain a comprehensive understanding of business-building fundamentals.


Access to Capital

Business Growth: Access to Capital Counseling

Leverage extraordinary access to a comprehensive financial resource.


WBDC Capital Loan Fund 

WBDC provides loans up to $50,000 that help to start or grow a business


Business Essentials  

Business Counseling

See the big picture first. Then, focus on the areas of your business that need attention.


Start Smart: Jump Starting Your Business Plan

Turn your ideas into realities with a well-architected, solid business plan.


Strong Coffee, Strong Women

Meet, mingle, learn from and connect with other entrepreneurs like you

who are focused, determined and successful in a friendly atmosphere

designed to gain you valuable exposure.


WBDC Connections

Come join the WBDC and connect with professionals, entrepreneurs and advisors, interested in working together to build their businesses


Asesoria de Negocios en Espanol

Vea primero el cuadro grande. Luego, centrece en las áreas de su negocio que necesitan atención.


Online Learning

Explore our online catalog to find the program that’s right for you!


Accounting & Finance

Bring a whole new level of accounting proficiency to your business by learning the keys to QuickBooks quickly and effectively.


Sales & Marketing

Marketing Counseling

Join WBDC’s marketing expert for a preliminary discussion and evaluation of your business and your marketing challenges.



Legal Counseling

Join WBDC’s legal expert for sound legal advice that is essential to your business success.  


Financial Education

Budget Coaching: One-on-One

Acquire the financial management skills you need to create a budget plan that meets goals for today and tomorrow.





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.

Funded in part through a cooperative agreement from the U.S. Small Business Administration.

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.




WBDC - Serving Connecticut
Made possible through grants from the U.S. SBA / Office of Women's Business Ownership,
Federal, State, Municipal, Corporate and Private Contributors.

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