The Women’s Business Development Council (WBDC) offers choices and flexibility in obtaining the skills and knowledge you need to be more successful. We provide easy access to take a class when the timing is right for you—at your pace, on your schedule. Gain knowledge and practical skills to keep you moving forward.
Timely and Time-Sensitive
Applying for PPP Forgiveness
Recorded Friday, January 29, 2021
Applying for PPP Second Draw
Recorded Friday, January 15, 2o21
CT Paid Family Medical Leave Act
Understanding the legislation rolling out, planning for small businesses, and how to register with the state. Recordings include the presentation as well as the Q&A session that followed. Click the links below to access the sessions.
WBDC eLearning Classroom
We are improving our eLearning options and are revamping this portion of our on-demand library. Check back regularly for more classes!
Catch a replay of a recent program you may have missed.
All topics are 60 minutes or less.
Business Strategy Refinement –
Examine the motivations and aspirations that drive strategy for small business owners.
Business Entity Types – Learn about the top three considerations to evaluate as you set about determining your business structure.
Credit Score 101 –
Explore the meaning of a credit score and walk away with strategies to improve yours.
Cyber Security – Find out how you can tell if your business is vulnerable and get tips on how to make it more secure.
Effective Delegation – Explore how you can mobilize and motivate team members. Learn how to take action to create a more effective team.
Know Your Numbers Series – Learn common types and important considerations for finacing a new business.
Monetize Your Passion – Refine your ideas for side projects and passions, explore how to monetize these ventures and grow passion to profit and professional aims.
Money Tips to Help Women Thrive – The “M” word doesn’t have to raise fears every time you hear it. While you may feel you have a good grasp on the basics, more refined skills are helpful in learning to build a secure financial future.
Branding, Logos, and Taglines – Learn what makes a brand unique and successful; the difference between a logo and a brand and how taglines can help you communicate your promise to your customers.
So You Want to Buy a Business? – Evaluate different pathways to becoming a business owner, including purchasing someone else’s business, or becoming a franchisee.
Online Learning Courses
Explore our complete online catalog to find the program that’s right for you! These paid courses are typically 24-48 hours, and are designed to be 6 weeks. Course fees vary.
- Accounting Fundamentals
- Business Analysis
- Effective Business Writing
- Microsoft Excel
- Blogging and Podcasting
- Creating Web Pages
- Designing Effective Websites
- Introduction to Google Analytics
- Start and Operate Your Own Home-Based Business
- Keys to Successful Money Management
- Where Does All My Money Go?
- Starting and Growing a Non-Profit
- Grant Writing
What clients are saying about Online Learning Courses…
“Thank you, this course was well structured and very helpful!” – Eric V.
“I think this is a great course. I feel that I did learn the basics without having to attend a live class. The hands-on assignments are a great strength of the course. I am happy to recommend the class.” – Marcela M.
Partner eLearning Resources