Entrepreneurial Center
Utility NavTop NavContentLeft NavSite SearchSite SearchSite Search

Entrepreneurial Center

The Entrepreneurial Center, 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 Center helps entrepreneurs gain the business skills needed to succeed in the marketplace. Services are offered to both men and women. 

Internships are available to University students. Students are also welcome and encouraged to attend training opportunities and events.

The Women's Business Center (WBC) is an initiative of the Center. The WBC specializes in serving women in business. WBC training and advising are focused on the learning styles, qualities, and particular needs that women bring to business.  The Center received a 2015 “Leadership Award” from the The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) in recognition of the significant impact it has had on opening up opportunities for women in construction.  The Women's Business Center is funded in part by the U.S. Small Business Administration.

The EC also offers a number of special programs during the year, such as the TD Bank Business Leadership Series, organized by the University of Hartford’s Alumni Association and the Entrepreneurial Center, in partnership with TD Bank. Pictured below is Annette Rogers, Lecturer in Management and Marketing at the Barney School of Business, leading a workshop on ‘Polishing your Professional Presence’ at the Entrepreneurial Center.  Visit the EC website to learn more.

Dr. Rogers at Entrepreneurial CenterTD Bank Series at the Entreperneurial Center