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WBDC is here for you during every stage of your entrepreneurial journey.

New to WBDC?

Whether you're tinkering with a new business idea or growing an established business, WBDC is here to help - and getting started is easy!

We can't wait to get to know you!

Get to Know Us

You already took the first step by visiting us at Take some time to browse through the site to learn about how we can support you as your launch or grow your business. You can also meet some of the incredible women entrepreneurs we’ve worked with.

Learn more about our programs and services by attending (virtually) a WBDC ORIENTATION. To find the class, visit our Class Listings page and choose Orientation from the “Topics” drop down menu.

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Subscribe to our email newsletter to learn about upcoming classes, as well as news and developments that are relevant to Connecticut’s small business community.

Keep an eye on our Class Listings page. We’re always adding new classes that can help you and your business! If you’re not sure which classes are right for you, we offer some guidance here. You can also call us anytime at 203-353-1750 or email

Set Up a Client Profile

Before you take a WBDC class or meet with one of our Business Advisors, you’ll need to set up a profile in WBDC’s eCenter, our client portal. It will only take a few minutes and, once your profile is set up, registering for classes and scheduling appointments with Business Advisors is a breeze!

You do not need a client profile to register for a WBDC ORIENTATION. Visit our Class Listings page to find the next scheduled orientation.


Most of the time, it costs nothing! Most of our classes are offered at no cost and there is no fee required to meet with a WBDC Business Advisor. A few of our multi-session courses do a have a nominal fee, but need-based scholarships are available.

All WBDC classes are held virtually via Zoom. We also host monthly in-person networking events at one of our offices or other locations throughout the state.

Yes! Despite our name, WBDC programs and services are available to aspiring and established entrepreneurs. In 2022 and 2023, 4% of WBDC clients were men.

No! WBDC programs and services are available to entrepreneurs at every stage of business. Whether you’re tinkering with a new business idea or growing an established business, WBDC is here to help!