Welcome to WBDC
Women’s Business Development Council is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is dedicated to providing the tools and resources to help women thrive in business. We believe that when desire, education, and preparation come together, opportunities are created, ideas are ignited, and economies are expanded.
we have helped more than 18,000 women across 169 Connecticut towns become better business people.
“It’s an opportunity to find support for where you want to go with your business and help you make that impact. It’s more than just monetary support,” Amy says of her work with WBDC.
Michelle says she loves how being a business owner gives her the opportunity to be more creative and build strong relationships. She urges women who are starting their entrepreneurial journeys to remain committed to honesty, integrity, hard work, and good service, and to understand that making mistakes – and learning from them – is part of the process.
Jill recommends that entrepreneurs form close relationships with their mentors, network and train as much as possible, and not procrastinate when it comes to marketing, accounting, and bookkeeping.
Kiara’s advice to aspiring women entrepreneurs is to rely not only on the advice and counsel of mentors, but to look to their own insights and intuition to help make their business unique. She also recommends starting small and remaining flexible, which provides the opportunity to learn from experience before making major changes.
“WBDC has provided me unconditional support and motivation to continue to chase my dreams and build a solid business plan with firm financial projections,” Jona says. “I have received validation when I am on track and a safe space in the face of adversity.”
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