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Entrepreneurial Center

Own a small business? Dream of starting one?

Training + Events at the Entrepreneurial Center

We help small business owners succeed in the marketplace through:

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.


From Startup to Expansion,
Services to Help Build Your Business

  • Develop and implement marketing, business, and financial plans
  • Identify capital needs and access financing programs
  • Improve cash flow and financial management
  • Grow sales and reach new markets
  • Enhance general marketing and social media campaigns
  • Access exporting and government contracting opportunities
  • Streamline operations by utilizing business software


SBA logo       The City of Hartford partially funds the Entrepreneurial Center.       DECD logo       Prudential Foundation Logo  

University of Hartford, Barney School of BusinessThe EC is part of the University of Hartford's Barney School of Business, named one of the nation's most outstanding business schools by The Princeton Review. 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.

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New! Legal AAA Clinic for Small Businesses

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Training + One-on-One Technical Assistance starts Thursday, September 11.

Women's Business Center

is an initiative of the Center that specializes in serving women in business.

Success Story

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Vivian Akuoko has fortitude, vision, perseverance, and a champion's spirit . . .

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