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Testimonials for the Entrepreneurial Center

"I stumbled through running a business for two years, figuring that being a great photographer was all that there was to it. After I realized how mistaken I was, I took the business planning course at the Entrepreneurial Center and learned a million things I didn't know about the financial and organizational side of solo entrepreneurship, as well as the how-to's of marketing and creating a niche. I'm in a much more solid place as a result. I recommend the course to everyone launching a business."

Shana Sureck, Shana Sureck Photography
Completed Foundations of Business Planning Course

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"I’ve been in business for 25 years and yet the Entrepreneurial Center taught me things I didn’t know. This program is the missing piece of the puzzle for Hartford business owners!"

Vivian Akuoko, Evay Cosmetics LLC
Hartford Small Business Technical Assistance Program participant

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"I have been a performing artist for 25 years, but have been searching for a way to renew my direction and create a new niche for myself in the local community. When I found the Hartford Technical Assistance Program at the Entrepreneurial Center, I was interested in the opportunity, but worried that my non-traditional status as an artist would make it difficult for the Center to help me. However, the staff has gone out of their way to understand my business needs and find solutions with me.

"The classes and one-on-one technical assistance have been very helpful. My instructors have become mentors as they have addressed my concerns. They have helped me in writing a successful grant application, business proposals and business plan, and have provided in-depth Quickbooks training. I have enjoyed the chance to remove my work hat and take the time to reflect on the business side of my artistic work."

Ann Marie Williams, K La Rue Arts in Motion
Hartford Small Business Technical Assistance Program participant

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"The Entrepreneurial Center has been a catalyst for me in my business as I am in the process of expanding my day care center. I have received help with the financials and other important aspects of seeking funding and capital. I have also taken advantage of other services offered including QuickBooks classes, human resources training and financial management training. I'm so grateful for the Center & the services they provide. 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
Hartford Small Business Technical Assistance Program participant

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