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The Women’s Enterprise Development Center (WEDC), a 501(c)(3) corporation, has been empowering women entrepreneurs to build successful small businesses since 1997 in Westchester County and the Hudson Valley. This is accomplished by providing comprehensive, high quality business training programs, one-on-one business and loan counseling, networking opportunities, assistance with loan applications for microloans and crowd funding through Kiva Zip, and M/WBE certification assistance in English and Spanish. WEDC’s overarching goal is to build a vibrant community of women business owners, comprised of start-up and established companies.

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60+ Hour Entrepreneurial Training Program

This  course will cover topics addressing all aspects of owning and operating a small business, culminating in writing a detailed business plan.

To begin registration for the Spring 2017 program, please choose preferred location:

White Plains / Rockland-TBD / Mid-Hudson-Poughkeepsie / New Rochelle (en español)


Maximum of 25 participants per location.


Success Stories

Client Spotlight

Araras Coffee & More
White Plains, NY
Owner, Celina Bredemann
Owner, Liz Marina Cardozo 

Click here to read their story!

SBAWEDC is funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the SBA. The SBA’s funding is not an endorsement of any products, opinions, or services. All SBA-funded programs are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact WEDC at 914.948.6098. For information about WEDC’s Women’s Business Center program please click here.

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