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Women’s Business Center – Southeast Connecticut

Women’s Business Center – Southeast Connecticut

Serving Southeastern Connecticut and beyond

Women’s Business Center – Southeast 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 Southeast 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

Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm


Program Staff

Dorothy Bratchell – Chief Operating Officer

Laura Stetler – Project Director and Program Manager

Susan Hackett – Program Coordinator



Carol Cheswick – Business Advisor

Anne DiFrancesco – Marketing Advisor


Current Programs

Information Session

For more information on these WBC programs, as well as other programs offered by WBDC, please click here.

Are you ready to start or grow your business?

Register Today


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 for arrangements. WBDC is an equal opportunity provider.