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GENERAL PROGRAMS

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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ENTREPRENEURIAL TRAINING

 

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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Winning and Engaging Customers in the Digital World:  The Changing Consumer Shopping Experience

 

Today customers are savvier, more price sensitive, less brand loyal and increasingly demanding.  Understand the trends that drive the shopping experience, gain perspective on customer buying habits, and learn the tools needed to take advantage of these changes.

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Contractor, Consultant or Employee:  What's the Difference?

 

Whether you are self-employed, considering self-employment as an independent contractor, or using or considering hiring independent contractors to expand your business, this two-session workshop will provide information regarding the obligations and requirements that you need to know.

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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: khamilton@ctwbdc.org or 203-585-7465203-585-7465 for an appointment.

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Learn How to Become a Certified Woman-Owned Business

 

Certified woman-owned businesses have greater access to decision makers in supplier diversity and procurement offices. Your business can apply for certification, accepted by more than 700 major corporations and non-profit organizations as well as many local, state, and federal government agencies.

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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 Financial Walk-In Days

 

Meet one-on-one with a WBDC financial counselor to discuss a variety of business financial issues such as understanding cash flow, developing a budget, financial forecasting and seeking capital.

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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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FINANCIAL EDUCATION
     

Personal Financial Walk-In Days

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

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Things Your Parents Never Taught You: Understanding Social Security Benefits

This workshop will provide insight into the key decisions you need to make now that will make a tremendous impact on your retirement income.

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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.

 

   
WBDC REDUCED FEE SCHOLARSHIP FUND
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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