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Monday, Feb. 8

The University is operating on a normal schedule. Day and evening classes are taking place at their regular times. Hartt Community Division activities are canceled today.

The Entrepreneurial Center (EC)

The Entrepreneurial Center (EC), 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 EC helps entrepreneurs gain the business skills needed to succeed in the marketplace. The Center offers its services to both men and women.

The Women's Business Center (WBC) is an initiative of the EC. 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 EC also offers a number of special programs during the year. 

Time Management for Busy Women Entrepreneurs

Tuesday, October 20, 9:30 - 11:30 am
Cost: Free
Location: Entrepreneurial Center, 1265 Asylum Avenue, Hartford, CT
Register at: Hartford.edu/ec-register or call 860.768.5681

In this workshop, you will learn strategies on how to better prioritize and balance your work and personal commitments.  Are you overwhelmed today?  Does this overwhelm cause you to be stuck in your business?  You will leave this interactive workshop with a real action plan that you can run with ASAP!

SEO Best Practices

Monday, November 16, 9:30 -11:30 am
Cost: Free
Location: Entrepreneurial Center, 1265 Asylum Avenue, Hartford, CT
Register at: Hartford.edu/ec-register or call 860.768.5681

Learn how to use SEO, Search Engine Optimization, to bring more traffic to your website!  Whether you decide to do-it-yourself or outsource, this class will help you understand the SEO process. Topics include: search engine result pages, how user behavior on search result pages has changed, and the importance of mobile.

How To Start Your Own Small Business

This one-session workshop will meet on:

• Wednesday, November 4, 6 – 8:30 pm

• Thursday, November 5, 9:30 am – 12 pm

• Wednesday, December 2, 6 - 8:30 pm

• Thursday, December 3, 9:30 am – 12 pm

Cost: Free
Location: Entrepreneurial Center, 1265 Asylum Avenue, Hartford, CT
Register at: Hartford.edu/ec-register or call 860.768.5681

Are you an aspiring entrepreneur?  Move your ideas into action! In this workshop you will learn the steps to get started.

• Evaluate your business concept in a dynamic group setting, and identify challenges

• Learn how to navigate through the governmental regulations

• Learn about available resources, and plan action steps to reach your goal

• Explore important considerations in starting or expanding a business including your experience, financial and other resources, available investment capital, and lifestyle needs.

The Entrepreneurial Center (EC)

E-mail us at empower@hartford.edu for more information or to sign up for a class. As course listings change frequently, please check back often.