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Information Sessions

An opportunity to discover WBDC’s resources for business, personal finance and professional development.  You will gain the essential tools needed to prepare for your future.

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Walk-in Days


Meet one-on-one with a WBDC counselor to determine which WBDC programs and services can help you achieve your business, personal finance, and professional development goals.  No appointment necessary – just walk in!

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Exploring Entrepreneurship


Do you aspire to have your own business?  Find out what you need to get started. This seminar explores everything you need to know to launch your company.

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Passion to Profit: WBDC's business plan development program 


Over the course of nine weeks, this program will help you create an individualized business plan and move your business from concept to reality. In a dynamic peer supported environment, qualified faculty provides aspiring or emerging business owners with resources, insight, motivation and guidance.

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PrepareCT: Preparing for a Disaster or Business Disruption


All small businesses should develop a preparedness plan for all types of possible situations.  This class will teach you how to minimize the impact on your business; create, test, and maintain a disaster preparedness plan; and where to find resources for recovery.   

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Strong Coffee & Strong Women


Fueled by caffeine and determined entrepreneurs, this valuable networking event is for those focused on achieving something every day.  Join WBDC and Robin Imbrogno for a discussion on best practices for small business owners.  

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Mobile Business Advisory Team

Come meet with our expert business advisors in your town or a town near you!  


Whether you’re starting a business or ready to expand WBDC is able to assist you. Meet  with a business advisor one- on-one, during a no charge, comprehensive, and confidential meeting.

A WBDC QuickBooks advisor is now available to come to your place of business for a free QuickBooks Counseling session


Contact Kyle Hamilton at: or 203-585-7465203-585-7465 for an appointment.

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Business Counseling


Facing a specific business challenge? Do you have questions about your business that you need a professional to answer? Meet with a WBDC business counselor to discuss obtaining capital, marketing, legal issues, finance, a business plan and other topics.

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Business Sustainability/Access to Capital Assistance


WBDC's “Business Sustainability and Access to Capital” counselors can individually assist and guide clients in key areas to grow their businesses. WBDC Counseling Services include fine-tuning a business plan; profitability and forecasting your cash flow; financial statement review, financial negotiation coaching, sales management training, and much more.

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One-on-One Internet Training

Internet Training is for those who wish to improve their internet skills to be more competitive in the workplace. Work one-on-one with a WBDC counselor to learn basic online etiquette, how to establish a free email account, send and receive email messages, set up an address book, and send attachments.
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Personal Financial Walk-In Days

Meet with a WBDC counselor who will help you address a variety of financial issues.

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Advanced Financial Coaching


An extended coaching program where clients who are experiencing financial crisis, (i.e. large debt, bankruptcy, foreclosure, etc.) can work with a financial coach for a minimum of 6 months.


Call 203-353-1750 with your questions about WBDC's personal financial education programs and services.


Focus Coaching


Meet with a professional career coach who will help you discover your true potential, define goals and create a practical action plan. Coaching can help produce extraordinary results – it accelerates progress by providing greater focus and awareness of your choices, encourages self-discovery and offers an outside perspective as well as objective feedback.


Career and Professional Development Counseling provides guidance and insight on resume updating, interviewing and networking techniques and the use of technology throughout the job search process. 


Contact a Program Specialist at 203-353-1750 with your questions about WBDC’s Professional and Career Development Services.


The WBDC Reduced Fee Scholarship Fund assures enrollment to eligible applicants regardless of ability to pay by providing fee reductions to low-income clients. Fees for programs and services are determined by a sliding scale based on yearly income. Speak to your WBDC Business/Career Specialist for a confidential 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 least two weeks in advance. All SBA programs are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis.




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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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