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Women-Owned Business Day

















Join WBDC for an interactive and empowering discussion with key national and state leaders about the economic clout of women entrepreneurs.


Signature Program 

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 Information Session

An opportunity to discover and learn more about WBDC Capital Loan Fund.


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.


Information Session

An opportunity to discover WBDC’s resources for business and personal financial education.


Spanish Business Consultation Walk in Day

Meet one-on-one with a WBDC counselor to determine which WBDC programs and services can help you achieve your business and personal financial goals.


Entrepreneurship in 3 Easy Steps: Ready, Set, Go!

This workshop series lays the groundwork for helping new and aspiring entrepreneurs launch a business idea and understand the steps to building a business that is credit ready.


Start Smart: Jump Starting Your Business Plan

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


Pitch Coaching

Need help honing your pitch? Join WBDC to learn how to capture your audience’s attention.


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.


QuickBooks: Information Session

Gain a solid overview of what people who know QuickBooks are raving about – accounting capabilities that can make a substantial difference.


Quickbooks: Getting Started

Get hands-on experience with QuickBooks and apply valuable accounting principles to your business.


Sales & Marketing

Marketing Counseling

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


Marketing Through Alternative Sales Channels

Hear how one self-taught and successful small business owner has embraced new technology and is capitalizing on ways to boost sales in the digital landscape.


Financial Education

Personal Financial Counseling

Meet with a WBDC counselor who can help address a variety of your financial concerns.


Budget Coaching: One-on-One

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


Understanding Social Security Benefits

Acquire valuable insights into the key decisions you can make now to impact your retirement income later.





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.




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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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