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.
“I sat down with advisors Carol (Cheswick) and Janet (Siegenthaler) and ran the numbers. They let me see which products were selling, which were profitable, which we needed to push a little more and which I should consider discontinuing. We also discussed things such as marketing strategy, overhead and markup… I would tell any woman that the Women’s Business Development Council truly believes in us.
They are there to help you grow your business out of this world!”
“Being able to do what I love each day makes me so happy. The Women’s Business Development Council’s expertise helps make sure that it’s not just a hobby, but a career.”
“Every woman entrepreneur is going to have her own story,” Sarah reflected. “But I know that the mentorship and modeling that WBDC can provide to each of them is a necessary thing.”
“We reached a place in our business where we were kind of stuck in terms of growth. Without the Women’s Business Development Council coming in at that moment we might have lost the opportunity of expansion and the ability to offer new reading and other programming. So, the timing was perfect. The point is that Women’s Business Development Council is there. We were lucky to work with them, and hopefully we can help other small businesses find them and not lose any opportunities.”
“I learned valuable information regarding tax prep, profit and loss, as well as the importance of planning for retirement and setting-up a 401(k),” said Alyssa. She remarks, “I couldn’t believe that the day had come when I was a business owner, I never thought, ever that I would be here.”
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