What We Offer

WEDC is here to help women in all phases of their business growth. We have honed our resources over the past 20 years to ensure maximum value. Many of our programs and services are free of charge or at reasonable costs thanks to our generous corporate and community supporters.

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PROGRAMS FOR EARLY STAGE BUSINESSES

If you’ve dreamed of having your own business, or if you’ve just started one, congrats! Our START programs are designed to help give you the confidence you need to do what it takes. You’ll learn how to create the budgetary, financial and action plans to be successful in a new career that pays you for something you love.

Path to Entrepreneurship Program

Get introduced to small business ownership through this content-rich, FREE, two-hour presentation. It is a great time investment. 

60 Hour Entrepreneurial Training Program

WEDC’s professional trainers will assist you with navigating all aspects of starting, running and sustaining your business, hence helping to create your roadmap for success.

Workshops, Webinars & Seminars on relevant business topics

Check out these free webinars and help your business grow.

One on One Business Counseling

Free business and loan in-person counseling sessions for WEDC clients.

Networking & Peer Mentoring

Join our guided group discussion groups, designed to help you to stay on track and achieve your goals.

Programa de Entrenamiento Empresarial

Desarrolle la idea para su pequeño negocio, complete un plan de negocio, crezca una compañía exitosa y mucho más!

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    Fifty percent of WEDC clients are long term business owners who have been in business for more than 3 years. Whatever the business stage, WEDC helps entrepreneurs realize their potential.

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PROGRAMS FOR GROWING BUSINESSES

Our STRENGTHEN track is for people who have some entrepreneurial experience. So, if you want to focus on the areas that you believe will help your business to be most productive or get you to the next level, this track is for you. You’ll learn tips on what to do, and sometimes more importantly, what not to do.

Advanced Business Training for Growth

Established small business owners - increase your immediate and long term success with our Advanced Training courses.

Growth Focused Workshops & Webinars

WEDC offers a wide variety of workshops and seminars to hone your business skills.

Seminarios y Talleres en Español

Desarrolle la idea para su pequeño negocio, complete un plan de negocio, crezca una compañía exitosa y mucho más!

One on One Business Counseling

Free business and loan in-person counseling sessions for WEDC clients.

Networking & Alumni Events

Join our guided group discussion groups, designed to help you to stay on track and achieve your goals.

MWBE Certification Assistance

MWBE certification opens the door to special NYS procurement and contracting opportunities, additional business development/education options and financing programs.

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    Sixty-two percent of women of color say the lack of an influential mentor holds them back. Mentorship is critical to the success of women across industries. We all benefit when a colleague shows us the ropes and sponsors us for new opportunities—particularly when they’re more senior.

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PROGRAMS FOR ESTABLISHED BUSINESSES

You’ve had some success and now you are ready to scale, even if you are not quite sure where you want to take the business or how you can grow the business if you are what people are buying. The answer is not simple – what’s required is the right blend of comradery, support, guidance and knowledge. And WEDC delivers.

Develop Financial Packages for Funding

Learn how to get a small business loan of up to $50,000. Contact WEDC today.

Business Growth Accelerator Program

Designed for firms that have already obtained their MWBE certification and want to leverage their certification for new government contracts.

Networking & Alumni Events

Join our guided group discussion groups, designed to help you to stay on track and achieve your goals.

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