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Women’s Business Center – Southeastearn Connecticut

Women’s Business Center – Southeastearn Connecticut

Serving Southeastern Connecticut and beyond

Women’s Business Center – Southeastern Connecticut

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 London, the Southeastern Connecticut Women’s Business Center serves the southeast part of Connecticut, including New London and Middlesex Counties, with programs and services for the aspiring, emerging and established entrepreneur.

300 State Street, Suite 419
New London, CT 06320
Phone: 860-574-9246

Monday-Thursday: 8am-5pm
Friday: 9am-1pm


Key Program Staff

Laura Stetler – Project Director

Susan Hackett – Program Coordinator


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

Elevate Your Pitch: Two-Part Series

Log In Series

Business Go: Live Planning

So You Want to Buy a Business

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 860-574-9246 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 860-574-9246 for arrangements. WBDC is an equal opportunity provider.