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 New Haven, the Naugatuck Valley Women’s Business Center offers a variety of programs in the central region serving communities in New Haven and Hartford counties, as well as parts of Fairfield and Litchfield counties. Programs for aspiring, emerging and established entrepreneurs are conducted virtually and at training sites throughout the western, central and eastern regions.
470 James Street
New Haven, CT 06513
General Email: email@example.com
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, and welcoming you to our new offices in New Haven when normal business operations resume.
Key Program Staff
Kenyetta Banks – Project Director
Adriana Rivera – Program Specialist
Nicole Brown – Impact Manager
Carol Cheswick – Business Advisor, General
Samantha Cross – Business Advisor, Finance
Patricia Klapper – Business Advisor, General
Sherry Konwerski – Business Advisor, QuickBooks/Accounting & General
Terri Piekara – Business Advisor, Social Media
Michele Svirski – Business Advisor, Marketing
Current Programs & Services
- GPS: a Guide to Plan for Success
- Business Concept Clinic
- Let’s Talk Series
- Financial Foundations Series
- Marketing Made Simple Series
- On-Demand Webinars
For more information on these WBC programs, as well as other programs offered by WBDC, please click here. To schedule a no-cost counseling session, contact us at 203-751-9550 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For help in Spanish, please call Eloisa Melendez at 203-353-1750 or email@example.com.
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.