The Entrepreneurial Center (EC) provides hands-on coaching and business training for new and expanding small businesses, as well as aspiring entrepreneurs, in Connecticut and Western Massachusetts. Through business advising, technical assistance, trainings, mentoring programs, and networking events, the EC helps small business owners and employees to gain the business skills needed to succeed in the marketplace.
We help businesses:
is an initiative of the EC, funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. The WBC specializes in serving women in business. Our training and advising are focused on the learning styles, qualities, and particular needs that women bring to business.
Hartford Small Business Technical Assistance Program
Do you own a small business in Hartford? You may qualify for the Hartford Small Business Technical Assistance Program, which offers free technical assistance to participating businesses. Learn more!
The Entrepreneurial Center is part of the University of Hartford's Barney School of Business, which offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs. The Princeton Review named the Barney School of Business one of the nation's most outstanding business schools. Learn more
All EC and WBC programs and services are provided on a nondiscriminatory basis.
Reasonable accommodations will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance.
Language assistance services are available for limited English proficient individuals.
Click here to request accommodations.
Funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.
Hartford Small Business
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