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.
Paid Leave - Great for employees. Great for business.
Join a roundtable discussion with business owners, state leaders and the Connecticut Women’s Education and Legal Fund.
Explore our online catalog to find the program that’s right for you!
CT's New Business Entity: Learning About Benefit Corporations
Understand the rules and regulations and potential advantages of this new form of corporation.
Join WBDC’s marketing expert for a preliminary discussion and evaluation of your business and your marketing challenges.
Budget Coaching: One-on-One
Acquire the financial management skills you need to create a budget plan that meets goals for today and tomorrow.
Personal Financial Counseling
Meet with a WBDC counselor who can help address a variety of your financial concerns.
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.
WBDC Capital Loan Fund
WBDC provides loans up to $100,000 that help to start or grow a business.
Business Growth: Access to Capital Counseling
Leverage extraordinary access to a comprehensive financial resource.
WBDC REDUCED FEE SCHOLARSHIP 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.
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.