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About the Entrepreneurial Center & Women's Business Center

Small Business Advising and Training

The Entrepreneurial Center, founded in 1985, provides hands-on business advising and training for new and expanding small business owners, as well as aspiring entrepreneurs.

Through business advising, technical assistance, training, 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. All services are free or low-cost and tuition assistance is available to those who qualify. 

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.

The Entrepreneurial Center and Women’s Business Center are part of the University of Hartford's Barney School of Business, named one of the nation's most outstanding business schools by The Princeton Review.

Thank you to our funders:

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

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 funds the Small Business Technical Assistance Program.

Prudential Foundation funds the Small Business Technical Assistance Program.

Farmington Bank sponsors the Women's Business Roundtable.

Farmington Bank sponsors the Women's Business Roundtable.

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

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

The Hartford sponsors the Financial Management Series.

The Hartford sponsors the Financial Management Series.

TD Bank sponsors the TD Bank Business Leadership Series.

TD Bank sponsors the TD Bank Business Leadership Series.

Constant Contact provides the Center with online marketing tools.

Constant Contact provides the Center with online marketing tools.