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Forging pathways of economic growth…

At Women’s Business Development Council (WBDC), we believe in revitalization because we experience it every day.

WBDC empowers women and men to become thriving employers and more effective employees. From starting or growing a business to advancing a career or increasing income, WBDC illuminates business success in a tangible and accessible way.

Founded in 1997 as a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization, WBDC is host to two US Small Business Administration - Office of Women’s Business Ownership (OWBO) Women’s Business Centers.

Our clients exemplify what happens when desire, education and preparation come together. Opportunities are created. Ideas ignited. Dreams realized. Economies expanded.

Through workshops, one-on-one coaching and training programs, WBDC delivers business and financial education that makes a difference in people’s lives. We help women and men to reach beyond where they are and grow to the next level.

  • WBDC’s entrepreneurial training and counseling educates, empowers and guides the aspiring, emerging and established entrepreneur throughout their small business venture.   

  • Financial Education gives people a solid foundation from which to grow. The Financial Education Program includes settings for clients with different financial needs: one-on-one budget coaching, seminars and long-term financial coaching that assists clients with debt, credit related issues, and increasing savings as well as retirement planning.



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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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