Women's Business Development Council

  • CT


184 Bedford Street
Suite 201
United States

About Us

Who We Are

“WBDC is a successful statewide contributor to community economic development and neighborhood revitalization."

Fran Pastore, WBDC CEO

Founded in 1997 as a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organization, the Women’s Business Development Council (WBDC) is one of over 120 U.S. Small Business Administration supported women’s business centers nationwide. WBDC helps clients increase productivity, maximize preparation, earn money, and continue to achieve their personal and professional business dreams.

  • WBDC’s small business training and counseling educates, empowers and guides the aspiring, emerging and established entrepreneur throughout their small business venture.
  • Financial coaching is tailored to individual needs and goals for the purpose of creating a stable financial future and improved quality of life. Components of the program include: Budget Coaching, Seminars and Long-term Financial Coaching addressing credit related issues, increasing personal wealth and saving for long-term goals.
  • Workshops and one-on-one career coaching and counseling for those who are unemployed or who are willing to explore other professional avenues in order to reach their career goals.

Women and men enrolled in WBDC programs become more effective employers and employees with the potential to grow their business, advance their career and increase their income.