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eLearning Library: All Recorded Webinars

eLearning Library: All Recorded Webinars

Many On-Demand Learning Options for You

Welcome to the WBDC eLearning Classroom –
The Full Catalog

All Entrepreneurs

Here you will find all of our available eLearning webinars, organized by subject matter.
Need help finding what’s best for you? Give us a call at
(203) 353-1750 x111.

Accounting & Finance

Building Your B.A.I.L. Team - A is for Accountant

Accountants evaluate your financial statements and tax position to help further your company’s progress towards its goals. Explore how you can implement accounting practices for your business. This session will cover ways to build a relationship with your accounting professionals, provide the accountant’s view on working with your business, and engage tools for you to take action on improving your business story by the numbers
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Discovering Capital for Your Small Business

Learn about opportunities for attaining the funds you need for your business.  Gain an understanding of traditional and non-traditional lenders, alternative loan sources, and the requirements you need to qualify. 
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Introduction to QuickBooks Online

Join Sherry Konwerski, WBDC Business Advisor and QuickBooks Pro Advisor, for a general overview of QuickBooks Online. Learn the basic features and functionality of this tool and determine if it is the best solution for your needs. This class is recommended for those who aren’t familiar with bookkeeping or accounting.
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Building Your B.A.I.L. Team - B is for Banker

Bankers supply cash management, merchant processing, and other valuable services — not just someone you talk to when you need financing. Explore how you can implement best banking practices for your business.
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Helpful Tips in Preparing Your Business Taxes

Learn some quick tips to help you prepare and stay on top of the paperwork that comes in fast and furious in the early part of the year.
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Personal Finance Basics

The basics that every small business owner should know when it comes to personal and business finances, presented by WBDC Business Advisors.
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Credit Score 101

Explore personal credit scores and the steps you can take to get your financial house in order. Whether you’re starting a business or already operating one, this session will help you understand the effects of personal finances on business finances, and give you practical tips for improving your credit score.
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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. Join us for an interactive discussion and leave with an action plan that will help guide your financial future.
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Know Your Numbers

Learn common types and important considerations for financing a new business. This series of short videos, averaging five to 10 minutes each, covers topics such as Financing Options and Preparation, Accounting Applications, Revenue Models, Calculating Costs, Pricing and Profitability, Personal Credit, and QuickBooks Basics. Check back regularly for new additions.
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Business Basics

Business Entity Types

Designed for aspiring entrepreneurs and early stage start-up businesses, this quick module delves into the top three considerations to evaluate as you set about determining your legal business structure.  Learn about the differences between a sole proprietorship, partnership, and corporation, and decide which is the best fit.
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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.
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Business Plan Basics

Explore business Plan writing and the benefits of having a business plan.
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So You Want to Buy a Business?

Have you been approached about buying someone’s business? Considering purchasing a franchise? Exploring shifting from the role of employee to the role of owner?
This workshop is geared towards evaluating whether these opportunities are a good match and what considerations can help you gain confidence in your decisions.
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Business Strategy Refinement

Examine the motivations and aspirations that drive strategy for small business owners.
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eLearning en español

Sesión informativa sobre subvenciones para proveedores de cuidado infantil

Vea esta sesión informativa para conocer las oportunidades de subvenciones para empresas de cuidado infantil del Consejo de Desarrollo Empresarial de Mujeres. Este programa ofrece cuatro (4) subvenciones de hasta $ 25,000 a empresas de cuidado infantil aspirantes y con licencia OEC en el estado de Connecticut. La sesión de información cubrirá los requisitos de elegibilidad, para qué se puede utilizar la subvención y el proceso de solicitud y el cronograma. Compartiremos las preguntas de la solicitud y la documentación de respaldo requerida. También habrá tiempo para preguntas.
El período de solicitud de subvención será del 1 al 21 de noviembre, y alentamos a todos los solicitantes interesados a que asistan a una sesión informativa para comprender qué se requiere para la solicitud. La sesión de información está diseñada para ayudarlo a preparar su solicitud. Solo necesita asistir a una sesión, aunque puede asistir a las dos si lo desea.
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Marketing & Sales

Branding for Your Small Business

Take a close look at what branding means for small businesses and how you can create a brand strategy that will set you apart from the competition.
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How PR Can Help Your Business

Do you understand the difference between public relations, marketing, and advertising? Wonder how you can use public relations to grow your small business?
Join us to learn exactly what public relations is and how it can help your business.
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Website Development: DIY or Hire a Pro?

Thinking of creating a website for your business and wondering if you should do it yourself or hire a professional? Explore the pros and cons of both options.
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Branding, Logos, and Taglines

As a small business owner, having a unique brand that differentiates you from your competition is very important, but how do you develop yours into one that tells the story of your company?  Learn the difference between a logo and a brand, and how taglines can help you communicate your promise to your customers.
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Marketing Foundations - Your Company's Story

Dive into the foundational aspects of developing a successful marketing approach for your business. Explore the importance of understanding your market, competitive analysis, telling your unique story and how to reach your target market. This series of short videos, averaging five to 10 minutes each, will lay the foundation for your marketing plan.
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Email Marketing

Forever stuck on subject lines? Don’t know how to grow or segment your audience? Missing calls to action?
Learn the best practices you need for your email marketing strategy to succeed.
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The ABC's of SEO

Learn about SEO, Keywords, SEO Ranking Factors, Google and Analytics and Google My Business.
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Operations, HR, and Organization

Business Entity Types

Designed for aspiring entrepreneurs and early stage start-up businesses, this quick module delves into the top three considerations to evaluate as you set about determining your legal business structure.  Learn about the differences between a sole proprietorship, partnership, and corporation, and decide which is the best fit.
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Cyber Security

Think your business is too small to be concerned about cyber security? Think again! Typically, we only hear about data breaches at huge corporations, but the truth is most businesses that are hacked are small. Find out how you can tell if your business is vulnerable and get tips on how to make it more secure.
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CT Paid Leave: What You Need to Know

Wondering how the CT Paid Leave Act affects your business? Join WBDC CEO Fran Pastore along with CT Paid Leave CEO Andrea Reeves for a Town Hall on what small businesses need to know about the differences between FMLA and the CT Paid Leave Act including responsibilities as the employer, job-protected leave, income replacement, and the resources available to help businesses successfully navigate the two worlds of CT Paid Leave and CT FMLA.
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How CT's New Cyber Law Affects Your Business

Learn how Connecticut’s new cyber security law, issued October 1, 2021, affects your business. 
The new law affects individual or sole proprietorships, partnerships, firms, corporations, trusts, limited liability companies, limited liability partnerships, joint stock companies, and joint ventures. This webinar is especially relevant for businesses that collect sensitive and personal information from their employees and clients.
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Child Care Business

Child Care Staff Compensation Plan
Geared toward eligible child care providers with program staff that are planning to apply for OEC’s Childcare Stabilization Funding.
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Info Session Child Care Grants - Fall 2021
Watch this information session to learn about the Women’s Business Development Council’s Child Care Business Grant Opportunities.  This program offers four (4) grants of up to $25,000 to aspiring and OEC licensed child care businesses in the state of Connecticut.  The information session will cover eligibility requirements, what the grant can be used for, and the application process and timeline.  We will share the application questions and the required supporting documentation.  There will also be time for questions.
The grant application period will be from November 1st to 21st, and we encourage all interested applicants to attend an information session to understand what is required for the application.  The information session is designed to help you prepare your application.  You only need to attend one session, although you are welcome to attend both if you would like.
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Tracking Grants / Funding Expenses
Learn the best way to track your grant expenses, classify them correctly and have access to up-to-date financial information. 
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Strategies to Manage Your OEC Funds

Be prepared to leverage OEC stabilization funding in the most effective way for your business.
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