Business council offers session for women

The Women’s Business Development Council (WBDC), a not-for-profit organization of entrepreneurial and financial training for Connecticut women, is offering professional and personal development programs in October.

Workshops are open to everyone free of charge unless otherwise noted; pre-registration is required. Register online at or email

For more information, call 203-925-0686.

Information sessions

Small-business owners explore how the WBDC’s programs and services can provide them with tools to control their future through self-employment or improve their ability for increasing their income. Session is Monday, Oct. 7, 4:30-6 p.m. at the WBDC office, 2 Enterprise Drive, Suite 303.

Licensing and registration

Learn how to navigate the state’s regulatory process to register a business and obtain necessary licenses with this teleclass, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 12:30-2 p.m. More details available upon pre-registration.

Business express program

This webinar Monday, Oct. 21, 12:30-2 p.m., targets small-business owners in Connecticut who have been operating for more than a year and want to expand their workforce. Information will be available on eligibility for grants of up to $100,000 or loans up to $300,000. Pre-register to obtain more details.