Entrepreneurial & Women's Business Center

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Welcome to the Entrepreneurial & Women's Business Center (EWBC). Our mission is to help women, people of color, and underserved communities in Connecticut achieve economic prosperity by providing the guidance, tools, and resources needed to start and grow small businesses.

We offer hands-on training, coaching, business advising, and networking events. Through our in-depth services, we design personalized solutions for entrepreneurs and take the guesswork out of growing your business. Through our TechLab, we help you bridge the digital divide with our video studio. Our free and low-cost services are offered both remotely and in-person to women and men.

Click on the services below to sign up for a workshop, set up a business advisor meeting, or read a success story. Have questions? email us here. You can also find us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram, click here.

The Entrepreneurial & Women's Business Center (EWBC) 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.

Funded in part by the U.S. Small Business Administration, the EWBC is part of a national network of nearly 150 Women’s Business Centers.


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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

To our clients, businesses, and communities of color, we see you, we hear you, and we strongly support you. We condemn all racism and discrimination and proudly support all of our black/minority business owners, our clients, and our partners. We stand with you and our communities seeking inclusion, diversity, and understanding.

Accessibility Policy

All EWBC 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.

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