Entrepreneurial Center & Women's Business Center

2.2.2.1.4.3_barney_about_centers_institutes_entrepreneurial_center_contentblock.jpgThe Entrepreneurial Center & Women's Business Center provides hands-on coaching and business training for new small-business owners, those hoping to expand their businesses, and aspiring entrepreneurs. Through business advising, technical assistance, trainings, mentoring programs, and networking events, the Center gives you the business skills you need to succeed in the marketplace.

 

Faculty & Staff

Fred Wergeles
Director of Entrepreneurial Center and Women's Business Center; Adjunct Professor
Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship
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Milena Erwin
Program Manager, Women's Business Center; Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship
Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship
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Lacey Banks McGill
Business Advisor, Entrepreneurial Center and Women's Business Center
Barney School of Business
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James C. Lofink
Database Administrator, Entrepreneurial Center and Women's Business Center; Adjunct Professor
Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship
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Darchelle Hutchins
Client Services Administrator, Entrepreneurial Center and Women's Business Center
Barney School of Business
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Shelli McMillen Soto
Program Manager of Marketing and Technical Assistance, Entrepreneurial Center and Women's Business Center
Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship
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Elaine Thomas Williams
Business Advisor, Entrepreneurial Center and Women's Business Center
Barney School of Business
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Jack Antonich
Business Advisor, Entrepreneurial Center and Women's Business Center
Barney School of Business
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From Startup to Expansion, Making Your Vision a Reality

Learn how to start and finance your own small business or run your existing company more profitably. We support you with free and low-cost services, resources, and tools:

Women’s Business Center

We specialize in the learning styles and needs that women bring to business. We will help you launch a new business or grow an established one.

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Calendar of Upcoming Programs

The Entrepreneurial Center & Women's Business Center offers small business training and business networking events.

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Advising and Technical Assistance

From business planning and marketing to financial planning and access to capital, we are here to advise you.

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We Help Small Businesses Succeed:

  • Access loans and grants
  • Write a business plan
  • Develop a social media campaign
  • Market your brand
  • Access government contracting
  • Manage your finances
  • Develop exporting opportunities

And more!

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.

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.

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