A business development program in Connecticut has had a strong track record of helping mostly female business owners improve their operations and scale.

For 25 years, the Women’s Business Development Council of Stamford has provided operational and marketing training to business owners at all stages.

“One of the most common problems we see with entrepreneurs is they’re not charging enough, and women entrepreneurs in particular are not paying themselves, which makes it particularly difficult if they want to scale their business down the line,” said Carol Cheswick, a WBDC advisor and entrepreneur.

Cheswick joined her mentee Annya White-Brown of NaturalAnnie Essentials on the WCBS Small Business Spotlight, sponsored by Dime Community Bank, to discuss the resources available to business owners through the WBDC.


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