Women’s Business Development Council is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is dedicated to providing the tools and resources to help women thrive in business. We believe that when desire, education, and preparation come together, opportunities are created, ideas are ignited, and economies are expanded.
we have helped more than 18,000 women across 169 Connecticut towns become better business people.
With the WBDC and its community of successful women support she gained a network of mentors and resources to help Adriannas businesses thrive. As Robles puts it, “I’ve met so many amazing women who have told me if I ever need anything just to call or email and I appreciate that so much.”
Ready to turn her new idea into reality, Rubinstein leaned on the WBDC for help. “I took the GPS 12-week program to get my business plan done. The WBDC has so many great resources. I’ve just taken advantage of everything.”
She took the GPS class and found it to be instrumental in turning her ideas into reality. “I have a greater understanding of what goes into owning and running a business. They offer great classes, mentors, and have been very helpful every step of the way. I’ve don’t think I would have gotten this far on my journey to open my own business without the WBDC.”
The WBDC helped her market her business and create a business plan. With their help Riiska and her firm are growing and taking advantage of all the WBDC community has to offer.
She started with the GPS class which she says, “Helped me to organize my thoughts, forecast and envision my future.” Since then they have helped her with marketing, implementing a social media strategy and tips and programs to use to help keep track of profit and expenses.
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