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Mentoring Opportunities

Take your business to the next level with the support and guidance of a mentor.

Mentoring and Networking Opportunities to Reach Your Business Goals

We offer three mentoring streams to support your entrepreneurial journey and empower you to move your business forward.


Let’s Talk Series

Insights and connections are within your reach.

These meet up-style sessions feature a mentor leading a group discussion on a common business challenge, industry or topic.  Open to anyone, these 60-90 minute no-charge sessions are a great foray into WBDC’s community.  Participants have the chance to network with a diverse group of aspiring entrepreneurs and emerging business owners, and provide each other with peer mentoring.  You can sign up for one session or many, depending on your interests.  Topics range from pricing and profitability to becoming real estate savvy.


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GROW Course

Taking action starts with small-group support and a partner in your corner.

This three-part quarterly series is designed to help early-stage revenue-generating businesses make concrete progress on their business goals in a small group setting.  Monthly seminars are led by an expert mentor to educate business owners on how to make strategic business decisions.  In between sessions, you’ll have an accountability partner to connect with, offering each other advice and support along your journey.

With a new theme each quarter, and 3 sessions for just $30, this course is one you don’t want to miss.  It’s specifically designed to guide you with your business strategy and connect you with a partner to help you take action, stay on track and propel your business forward.

Contact JoAnn Gulbin at 203-353-1750 or jgulbin@ctwbdc.org to learn more about this opportunity.


Mentorship Program

Are you dedicated to taking your business to the next level, and need help overcoming a business obstacle?

Our one-on-one mentoring program may be right for you.  We provide qualified business owners the opportunity to receive individual mentoring over the course of six months.  We match each mentee with one of our mentors, dedicated to helping move individuals forward with their business ventures.  Mentors are experts in their field, with experience in accounting, marketing, strategic planning, and more.

Participants must have an established revenue-generating business, demonstrate an ongoing commitment to their business, be able to identify areas of growth and development, and be willing to engage with their mentor and seek feedback.  This opportunity is offered at no-cost, but participants must be willing to commit their time, energy and resources to diligently working on their business challenges.

Mentees form close relationships with their mentors, leaning on them for advice, resources, and support.  In turn, mentors help their mentees get on track, providing them honest feedback and a push in the right direction.

Next cycle begins July 1st, with limited spots available.

Contact Samantha Cross at 203-353-1750 or scross@ctwbdc.org to learn more and/or receive an application.

Meet our Clients

The Women’s Business Development Council educates, motivates and empowers women to achieve economic independence and self-sufficiency. From starting or growing a business to improving personal finances, the Women’s Business Development Council drives business success in a tangible and accessible way. Our clients exemplify what happens when ambition, education and preparation come together. Meet some of our clients here.

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