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The University’s Entrepreneurial Center / Women’s Business Center has expanded into two new locations in Hartford and East Hartford. Upcoming workshop and business advising location details will be emailed to registrants and posted on our calendar

New locations and directions 

How to Start Your Own Business

Check out the Entrepreneurial Center calendar for upcoming business training that will teach you how to start your own business.

Do you dream of starting your own small business? We are here to help with business training, see details below, and free, one-on-one small business advising. Specific dates for the following workshops are available on the calendar

Business Training: Learn How to Start Your Own Business

  • How to Start Your Own Small Business  
    Are you an aspiring entrepreneur? Move your ideas into action! In this workshop you will learn the steps to get started.  Register for training and events at the Entrepreneurial Center and build your small business.

Business Planning

  • Creating a Winning Business Plan
    Learn the basics of putting together a business plan and creating your roadmap to success. A winning plan will help you determine the feasibility of your business idea and access the financing you need to start and grow. 
  • Business Planning Foundations
    Learn how to write a business plan that will help you organize your business, clarify your market, and access capital, whether you want to apply for a traditional small business loan or look for alternative funding options.
  • Do It Yourself Market Research
    Learn tips and practical tools to use when researching the market information you need to start and grow your business.  Contact the Entrepreneurial Center to see how we can help you build your business through business training and small business advisor appointments.

Financing Your Business

  • Financing Your Business: Loans and Beyond
    Learn to assess your business’ financing needs to start and grow your business. In this workshop, we’ll explore the types of financing available as well as potential sources of capital.


  • Basics of Franchising
    This informative workshop will explore franchising as a form of business ownership, including: how to identify and select the right franchise, the advantages of franchising, franchise costs, and how to finance the purchase.

Legal Needs

  • Legal AAA Clinic for Small Business
    Join the University of Hartford's Entrepreneurial Center and Paralegal Studies Program for a legal series geared directly towards the small business owner.