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Welcome to the Women's Business Center! Our mission is to give women from diverse backgrounds and cultures the tools needed to succeed by offering the guidance and resources necessary for starting and growing small businesses.

Located in Greater Hartford, the Women’s Business Center (WBC) is under the umbrella of the Entrepreneurial Center (EC) – an arm of the University of Hartford’s Barney School of Business. The WBC provides hands-on training, coaching, and business advice to current and aspiring female entrepreneurs.

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Business Coaching

The WBC takes much pride in designing business solutions that meet your needs. Check out our customized coaching, business advising, and technical assistance services.

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Training and Networking

Our programs are designed to expand your strategic thinking, keep you curious about your potential, and encourage you to connect to your community.

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Success Stories

Learn how we have helped other small business owners just like you to start and grow their companies.

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Funded in part by the US Small Business Administration, Women's Business Center services are available in-person and remotely, including programs that are either free or low-cost with tuition assistance available. The WBC serves women and men.

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.

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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 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.

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