Women's Business Center

The Entrepreneurial Center & Women's Business Center is 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. Learn more.

Celebrating 20 Years of Service to the Small Business Community!

Since 1999, the Women's Business Center (WBC) has been specializing in the learning styles and needs that women bring to business. We will help you launch a new business or grow an established one. From business planning and financing to marketing and government contracting, we have the resources you need to succeed!

Learn how we can help you

Services are offered to women and men. All services are free or low-cost; tuition assistance is available to those who qualify.


ShareFile ranked Hartford the 3rd best place in the US for businesswomen. Our WBC was cited as providing support for female entrepreneurs.


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Success Stories

Women's Business Center

Hartford tax accountant Melody Do increased her number of clients many times over, thanks to help from the University of Hartford’s Entrepreneurial Center & Women’s Business Center. She is just one of our many Small Business Success Stories.

SBA Resources


In addition to the resources we have onsite, business information and support are available on the SBA's main website, at the SBA's Office of Women's Business Ownership, and at your local district office. The Women's Business Center,  the largest initiative of the Entrepreneurial Center at the University of Hartford, is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the US Small Business Administration.

Accessibility Policy

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. Request accommodations.