The Women’s Business Development Council (WBDC) is host to three U.S. Small Business Administration – Office of Women’s Business Ownership (OWBO) Women’s Business Centers (WBCs). The WBC program was founded to foster the growth of women-owned businesses by providing access to education, training, mentoring, business development and financing opportunities to women throughout the United States and its territories.
Based in Derby, this center offers a variety of programs and services for the greater Naugatuck Valley and New Haven communities. Programs and services for aspiring, emerging and established entrepreneurs are conducted in Bridgeport, Derby, Milford, New Haven and Shelton.
412 Roosevelt Drive
Derby, CT 06418
Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm
Louise Lisboa – Project Director
Kenyetta Banks – Program Manager
Claudia DiDona – Project Support Specialist
Carol Cheswick – Business Advisor
Anne DiFrancesco – Marketing Advisor
Kyle Hamilton – QuickBooks Advisor
Business Plan Clinic
CT Next Funding Opportunities
For more information on these WBC programs, as well as other programs offered by WBDC, please click here.
To learn more about the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), click here. Together with partners around the nation, the SBA offers programming geared to aspiring, emerging and established business owners.
Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made upon request, with at least two weeks notice. Please contact WBDC for arrangements. WBDC is an equal opportunity provider.