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The Entrepreneurial Center (EC)

The Entrepreneurial Center (EC), 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 EC helps entrepreneurs gain the business skills needed to succeed in the marketplace. The Center offers its services to both men and women.

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

Financial Fitness for the Micro-Enterprise
January 27, February 3, 10, 17, 24, March 3, 2015
Cost: $99
Location: Entrepreneurial Center, 1265 Asylum Avenue, Hartford, CT
Register at: Hartford.edu/ec-register or call 860.768.5681

Is your small business financially fit? Pump up your business’ muscle during this series on financing, credit repair, loans, insurance, tax planning, and more. One-on-one technical assistance with an expert will be available during the series.

LinkedIn for Your Business: Intermediate
Monday, November 17, 1 – 3 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Entrepreneurial Center, 1265 Asylum Avenue, Hartford, CT
Register at: Hartford.edu/ec-register or call 860.768.5681

Continued by popular demand! During this hands-on LinkedIn Class, continue to enhance your profile, learn more about LinkedIn Pages for business and implement advanced searches and connecting of potential referral partners to grow your revenue wheel. PREREQUISITE: You must have a LinkedIn profile that is completely set up.

SBIR, Small Business Innovation and Diversification Program (SBIDP), and Technology Talent Bridge

Friday, November 7, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Entrepreneurial Center, 1265 Asylum Avenue, Hartford, CT
Register at: Hartford.edu/ec-register or call 860.768.5681

This seminar will use a current solicitation from the State’s Bid Portal and FedBizOps as an example for preparing a bid package. Discussions will cover understanding contract terminology, pricing, delivery instructions, geographic areas, additional documents required, and submitting electronically vs. hard copy.

The full list of courses and prices are available here:

The Entrepreneurial Center (EC)

E-mail us at empower@hartford.edu for more information or to sign up for a class. As course listings change frequently, please check back often.