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Signature Program

GPS - a Guide to Plan for Success

Gain a comprehensive understanding of business-building fundamentals.



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.


Business Essentials  

 Get Your Business Going! Top Ten Things to Consider

Join the WBDC for an interactive and empowering conversation to

discuss the Top Ten Things You Need to Know to Start Your Business.


Business Counseling

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


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

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


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

Express Trak - Milford

Meet a series of speakers and immerse yourself in topics to help reignite your business in this jam-packed half-day program.


How to Market Your Business: Websites, Blogs & Other Technology

Do you know what your "digital footprint" is and why it's important?  Understand why a digital presence is critical to business success. 


Lunch & Learn with WBDC: Building Your Personal Brand 

The value of your brand should not be underestimated. Understand the principles that make can make a measurable business difference.


Marketing Counseling

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


Stand Out from the Crowd with Personal Branding

Learn how to build your brand through clear and consistent in-person communication and social media!


Business Specialty

First Course: Operating a Successful Restaurant

This workshop will show you ways to start and keep your restaurant running smoothly and successfully. 



Intellectual Property: What You Need to Know

Learn the basics of intellectual property rights including patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets and potential pitfalls.

Social Media: Legal Implications

Learn the legal risks surrounding today’s broad social media landscape.


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.


Building Personal Credit

Learn how improved credit can be the key to establishing a successful personal financial future.


Personal Financial Counseling

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


Access to Capital

Business Growth: Access to Capital Counseling

Leverage extraordinary access to a comprehensive financial resource. 


CT Small Business Express: Grant and Loan Program

Learn about unique grant and loan opportunities to hire and expand your small business.


WBDC Capital Loan Fund

WBDC provides loans up to $100,000 that help to start or grow a business.






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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