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Women's Business Center

Helping Women Succeed in Small Business

The Women's Business Center (WBC), opened in 1999, is the largest initiative of the Entrepreneurial Center. The WBC specializes in serving women in business, focusing on the learning styles, qualities, and particular needs that women bring to business.

The Women's Business Center is ranked in the top 20 percent nationwide.

We are proud to be ranked in the top 20% of Women's Business Centers nationwide. We help women to launch new businesses and grow established businesses through personalized business advising, training, technical assistance, mentoring groups, and networking events. Learn more about our programs here.

Services are offered to women and men. All services are free or low-cost; tuition assistance is available to those who qualify.

WBC IMPACT 2015 - 2017

  • SERVE over 700 women and women-owned businesses annually
  • 150 women-owned small businesses LAUNCHED
  • 260 JOBS CREATED
  • Over $2M CAPITAL ACCESSED

Meet the Team

Milena Erwin, Women's Business Center Program Manager

Program Manager, Women's Business Center

Milena Erwin, MBA, CGBP
erwin@hartford.edu

Milena has over 20 years’ experience managing, counseling, and training small business owners. A native of Bulgaria, she speaks five languages and has lived on three continents. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Business and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration. With her expertise in marketing and export sales management, she has led companies to international growth in an increasingly global world.

To meet the rest of the team, click here.

WBC Membership:

Association of Women's Business Centers

THANK YOU TO OUR FUNDERS:

The Women's Business Center is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.

The Women's Business Center is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the US Small Business Administration.

Farmington Bank sponsors the Women's Business Roundtable.

Farmington Bank sponsors the Women's Business Roundtable.

Constant Contact provides the Center with online marketing tools.

Constant Contact provides the Center with online marketing tools.