Welcome to WBDC
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.
“Not only did I receive the grant for equipment [swings, new website, tools, games, supplies, etc.], I found an amazing coach [Leslie Taravella] through WBDC. She was completely and absolutely amazing, really grounding me in how to run a business and organize myself so that I could function efficiently.”
“WBDC improved my business, not only with the grant money, but more so in the long-lasting connections I’ve made.”
“My office manager and I are always listening to WBDC’s webinars and the insight into our own business from them is endless,” Karen said. “I am so thankful an organization like this exists in our small state.”
“Nobody could foresee what 2021 would bring the wedding industry,” Renata reflected. “When I applied for the grant in the height of the Covid Pandemic, we wanted to get a food truck to sell cupcakes and cake pops. Nobody was hosting parties, and selling small things was how we stayed a float in 2020.”
“The EMG award was certainly a ‘business blessing,” Alisa said. “The grant allowed us to engage with new and existing customers through marketing and social media campaigns. We also were able to extend the Rhythm product line by introducing a new recipe.”
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