Women's Business Center
Since 1999, the Women's Business Center has been helping women start and grow small businesses. From business planning and financing to marketing and government contracting, we have the resources and connections you need to succeed. Join us for training, assistance, and networking opportunities:
- Advising & Technical Assistance
- Women's Business Roundtable & Mastermind
- Ladies Who Lunch
- Power & Progress Business Women's Symposium
- CT Business Matchmaker
Services are offered to women and men. All services are free or low-cost; tuition assistance is available to those who qualify.
Success Story: Kara Enterprise
Melody Do’s family came to the United States from Vietnam when she was nine years old, so she has a special appreciation for the opportunities available in this country. Her parents fled the oppressive communist regime of the early 1980s, giving Melody the chance to follow her dreams ever since. As a Hartford tax accountant, she has increased her client base many times over thanks to help from the Women’s Business Center. She is just one of our many Small Business Success Stories.
The Women's Business Center (WBC), the largest initiative of the Entrepreneurial Center, is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the US Small Business Administration. In addition to the resources we have onsite, business information and support are available at the SBA's Office of Women's Business Ownership and at your local district office.
We 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. We are also an active member and participant in the Association of Women's Business Centers (AWBC), the organization that supports the national network of over 100 Women Business Centers across the US. Its role is to make our voice heard in Washington, advocating for continued support of the WBC program and communicating the centers' collective impact.
All EC-WBC programs and services are provided on a nondiscriminatory basis. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Language assistance services are available for limited English proficient individuals.