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Women’s Business Center – Southwest

Women’s Business Center – Southwest

Serving Southwest and Coastal Connecticut

Women’s Business Center – Southwest

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 Stamford, this center offers a variety of programs and services for the southwest and coastal Connecticut communities.  Programs for aspiring, emerging and established entrepreneurs are conducted in Fairfield, Greenwich, Norwalk, Stamford and Westport.

184 Bedford Street, Suite 201
Stamford, CT 06901
Phone: 203-353-1750

Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm


Program Staff

Megan Wormser – Project Director and Program Manager

Janet Siegenthaler – Manager, Access to Capital


Carol Cheswick – Business Advisor

Anne DiFrancesco – Marketing Advisor


Current Programs

Business Plan Basics

Speed Counseling

How to Start a Food Business

Business Certification

Express Trak: From Concept to Launch

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

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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 for arrangements. WBDC is an equal opportunity provider.