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We are excited to announce that the Women’s Business Development Council’s (WBDC) Equity Match Grant application opens next Tuesday, September 7th!

The application will be open for 3 weeks: September 7th to September 28th, 2021.

The program offers grants of up to $10,000 to women-owned businesses in the state of Connecticut that have been in business for 2 or more years. We plan to announce final grant decisions in mid-November​. For additional information go to our website.


WBDC’s business advisors are available to support individuals in 1-on-1 advising sessions to discuss their business, on topics including start-ups, marketing, business finance, strategy, and more. Please share with your networks and encourage people to check out our advisors and make an appointment today!


WBDC also has some exciting programs starting soon!  Here are a sampling (sign up on our website):

  • Q&A with the Small Business Administration and WBDC: Thursday Sept 9, 2021, 2:00PM – 3:00PM
  • Equity Match Grant Information Session, Tuesday, Sept 14, 2021, 10:00AM – 11:00AM
  • GPS: A Guide to Plan for Success (9-Part Series), starting Tuesday, Oct 5, 2021, 5:00PM – 7:00PM
  • Marketing Made Simple: Turning Your Social Media Followers into Paying Customers, Friday, Oct 8, 2021, 10:00AM – 11:00AM