Women’s Business Center – Naugatuck Valley
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, the Naugatuck Valley Women’s Business Center offers a variety of programs and services for the greater Naugatuck Valley, Greater New Haven and South Central Connecticut 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
General Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Evening hours offered for programming, and for counseling appointments upon request.
Note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all WBDC physical office locations are closed until further notice. However, we are operating remotely, with all live programs and services being offered virtually via Zoom videoconference and/or phone. We look forward to continuing to support you on your entrepreneurial journey.
Key Program Staff
Kenyetta Banks – Project Director
Alicia De Sena – Program Specialist
Nicole Brown – Program & Impact Specialist
Carol Cheswick – Business Advisor
Samantha Cross – Business Advisor, Finance
Anne DiFrancesco – Business Advisor, Marketing
Sherry Konwerski – Business Advisor, QuickBooks/Accounting & General
Terri Piekara – Business Advisor, Social Media
Beth Scarborough – Business Advisor, Finance/Operations & General
Jacqueline Torcellini – Business Advisor
Current Programs & Services
- Business Concept Clinic
- Let’s Talk Series
- Financial Foundations Series
- Marketing Mondays Series
- On-Demand Webinars
Are you ready to launch or scale your business?
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 at 203-751-9550 for arrangements. WBDC is an equal opportunity provider.