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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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Path to Entrepreneurship Program

Designed to introduce small business ownership. Learn about the characteristics of a successful entrepreneur and what it takes to run your own business.
Monday, August 1st, 10am- 12pm,Ossining Public Library
Thursday, August 4th, 10am–12pm,Katonah Village Library
Tuesday, August 9th, 6pm-8pm, Think Dutchess Alliance for Business
Thursday, August 11th, 10am – 12pm, Mahopac – Carmel Chamber of Commerce
Martes, Agosto 16, 6pm – 8pm, White Plains Education & Training Center (en español)
Monday, August 22nd, 6pm-8pm, Newburgh Free Library
Tuesday, September 6th, 5pm-7pm, Middletown Thrall Library


60+ Hour Entrepreneurial Training Program

This program will guide you through the writing of your business plan.

To view or begin registration for Mt.Kisco – CLICK HERE! 

To view or begin registration for White Plains – CLICK HERE!

View Mid-Hudson Schedule
Apply for Mid-Hudson(Counties: Sullivan, Orange, Dutchess, Ulster and Putnam)

Success Stories

Client Spotlight

Edith Barrillas

Minuteman Press

Click here to read her 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.

Entrepreneurial Assistance Program
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