For the last 15 years WBDC has been dedicated to helping clients start and expand small businesses, gain control of their professional and personal finances, and succeed in the workplace.   WBDC offers numerous programs.  To register or obtain more information about WBDC programs, call 203.353-1750 for the Stamford area; 203.910-4663 for the Naugatuck Valley; or visit, or e-mail

Information Sessions:  Discover WBDC’s resources for business, personal finance and professional development. Attend a free session and learn how WBDC’s programs and services can provide you with the tools to prepare for your future through self-employment, self-sufficiency and professional development. No charge/Registration required

Waterbury: Tuesday, May 8 from  12:00 PM – 1:30 PM at Naugatuck Valley Community College

Walk-in Days –  No appointment needed and no charge to meet with a WBDC counselor. Learn how WBDC programs and services can help with your individual business, personal finance and professional development needs. Just walk in!   No charge/No appointment needed
Shelton: Wednesday, May 30 from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM at WBDC Office, Shelton
Waterbury: Monday, May 14 from10:00 AM – 3:00 PM at Naugatuck Valley Community College
One-on-One Internet Training – If your computer and Internet experience is not quite what you would like it to be, here is your chance to upgrade your skills and optimize your potential for success in today’s marketplace! Register for a free, one-on-one session with a WBDC counselor. Learn how to obtain a free email account, send and receive email messages, set up an address book, and send attachments. Discover the benefits of using search engines, perform simple searches, and learn how to navigate to the web pages of valuable business sites.  No charge; call for an appointment

Exploring Entrepreneurship – Starting your own business requires more than just a good idea. The WBDC’s free “Exploring Entrepreneurship” seminar will provide aspiring business owners with insight into what they need to get started. Participants will take a thoughtful view of their ideas/visions, and investigate the feasibility of turning them into reality.     No charge.  Registration required
Waterbury: Monday, May 21 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM at Naugatuck Valley Community College, Founders Hall

Licensing and Registration in Connecticut – Walk In Day  –  Every business in Connecticut needs to register and some may require one or more licenses. Beth Wallace, Director of CT Licensing Information Center, will provide you with the information that all new, expanding and relocating businesses need for doing business in CT. Then she will point you to other programs and resources that are available to help your business be successful. Need help in navigating Connecticut’s regulatory maze? Just walk in!   No charge/No appointment needed
Waterbury: Tuesday, May 1st from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM at Naugatuck Valley Community College,  WBDC Office, Founders Hall 309A

Control Your Email Inbox – So It Doesn’t Control You – Do you spend too much valuable time looking for that one email you know you received or sent, but just can’t find it when you need it?  Is your inbox filled with emails that you have reviewed, but are just sitting there?
You know one day you will get to cleaning it up. Right?  Well, that day has arrived.
Join WBDC‘s expert who will provide easy and practical information on how to set up your email inbox so you don’t waste time trying to find important information. You will learn how to efficiently set up your email inbox so you never waste time trying to find or respond to an important email.  We will review the merits of deleting, responding, forwarding and filing your emails, and making it a daily routine so you don’t waste your valuable time.     No charge/Registration required
Shelton:  Wednesday, May 9th from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM at Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce

The Women’s Business Development Council (WBDC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping women become economically self-sufficient. WBDC is the leader of entrepreneurial and financial training for women in Connecticut and has been educating, empowering and promoting women through entrepreneurship, financial education and expanded career opportunities for 15 years.  For more information please visit or call 203-353-1750.