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About Us

Your business. Your vision. Our expertise.

The Entrepreneurial Center, founded in 1985, provides hands-on coaching and business training for new and expanding small business owners, as well as aspiring entrepreneurs. Through business advising, technical assistance, trainings, mentoring programs, and networking events, the Center helps entrepreneurs gain the business skills needed to succeed in the marketplace. Services are offered to both men and women.

The Women's Business Center (WBC) is an initiative of the Center. 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.

The EC also offers a number of special programs during the year:

Thank you to our funders:

The Women's Business Center is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. The Women's Business Center is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the US Small Business Administration.
The DECD is a partial funder of Entrepreneurial Center programs. Connecticut State Department of Economic and Community Development
The Hartford Small Business Technical Assistance Program is funded in part with Community Development Block Grant funds allocated to University of Hartford's Entrepreneurial Center by the City of Hartford.

The Hartford Small Business Technical Assistance Program is funded in part with Community Development Block Grant funds allocated to University of Hartford's Entrepreneurial Center by the City of Hartford.

Prudential Foundation funds the Small Business Technical Assistance Program. Prudential Foundation funds the Small Business Technical Assistance Program.

"The Center has been a catalyst for me in my business . . .

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as I am in the process of expanding my day care center. I have received help with financial management, QuickBooks and human resources. It's so great to know that once you sign up, you have a partner for the long haul!" Nichole Hawkins Owner of Entertaining Angels Day Care


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