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.
“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. “I couldn’t believe that the day had come when I was a business owner, I never thought, ever that I would be here.”
“The Women’s Business Development Council was critical in the evolution of my business. It gave me the knowledge I needed to help create strategies to make our business operations more nimble and responsive to a rapidly changing environment in the various industries we serve.”
“The Women’s Business Development Council educated me on what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur. It exposed me to incredible women of all backgrounds and education levels,” said Perez. “One of the most important takeaways from my experience with them was developing my own self-confidence and belief in myself, the single biggest barrier to personal and entrepreneurial success for women regardless of socio economic background.”
Paola first came to the Women’s Business Development Council in 2009 and attended the popular Passion to Profit: Business Plan Development program. Having taken many classes since then, she says that the most valuable lesson she has learned was “to establish my expertise with my employees and how to properly manage that expertise.”
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