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About Us

Your business. Your vision. Our expertise.

The Entrepreneurial Center, founded in 1985, provides hands-on coaching and business training for new and expanding small business owners, as well as aspiring entrepreneurs. Through business advising, technical assistance, trainings, mentoring programs, and networking events, the Center helps entrepreneurs gain the business skills needed to succeed in the marketplace. Services are offered to men and women.

The Women's Business Center (WBC) is the largest initiative of the Center. The WBC specializes in serving women in business. Our training and advising are focused on the learning styles, qualities, and particular needs that women bring to business.

Thank you to our funders:

    The DECD is a partial funder of Entrepreneurial Center programs.

The Entrepreneurial Center is funded in part by the Connecticut State Department of Economic and Community Development.

The Women's Business Center is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.

The Women's Business Center is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the US Small Business Administration.

The Hartford Small Business Technical Assistance Program is funded in part with Community Development Block Grant funds allocated to University of Hartford's Entrepreneurial Center by the City of Hartford.

The Hartford Small Business Technical Assistance Program is funded in part with Community Development Block Grant funds allocated to University of Hartford's Entrepreneurial Center by the City of Hartford.

Prudential Foundation

Prudential Foundation funds the Small Business Technical Assistance Program.

Farmington Bank

Farmington Bank sponsors the Women's Business Roundtable.

The Metropolitan Commission

The Metropolitan Commission (MDC) sponsors the Small Contractor Development Program.

The Hartford

The Hartford sponsors the Financial Fitness Series.

TD Bank

TD Bank sponsors the TD Bank Business Leadership Series.

Constant Contact

Constant Contact provides the Center with online marketing tools.