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Women’s Business Center – Naugatuck Valley

Women’s Business Center – Naugatuck Valley

Serving the Greater Naugatuck Valley and South Central Region

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.

Address

412 Roosevelt Drive
Derby, CT 06418
Phone:  203-751-9550
General Email:  adesena@ctwbdc.org

Hours

Monday-Thursday:  9am-6pm
Friday:  9am-1pm
Evening hours offered for programming, and for counseling appointments upon request.


Note
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 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

Business Advisors

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

For more information on these WBC programs, as well as other programs offered by WBDC, please click hereTo schedule a no-cost counseling session, contact us at 203-353-1750 or info@ctwbdc.org

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SBA Programs

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.