Women's business council holding events

The Women’s Business Development Council is holding events in January for women in business. The WBDC’s Shelton office is 2 Enterprise Drive, Suite 303.

Exploring Entrepreneurship — Launching a new business takes more than just a good idea. This seminar examines entrepreneurship from soup to nuts and offers insight into what one needs to get started. Wednesday, Jan. 29, 6-8 p.m. at the Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce, 10 Progress Drive.

Doing Business with the Federal Government — This free, interactive webinar is Wednesday, Jan. 29, 12:30-2:50 p.m., provides established small-business owners with critical information such as where to register, resources and programs available, marketing tips, how to decipher federal set-asides, and how to find available bids. Participants also will get a glimpse into navigating through the Central Contracting Registry and FedBizOps, as well as the Small Business Administration’s new set-aside program for Women-Owned Small Businesses and Economically Disadvantaged Small Businesses. Pre-register.

Business Counseling — Meet with an advisor from the Women’s Business Development Counsel to discuss obtaining capital, marketing, legal issues, finance, business plan and other topics. Appointment required; location and time to be determined upon registration. Email Janet Siegenthaler jsiegenthaler@ctwbdc.org for information.

The Women’s Business Development Council (WBDC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping women become economically self-sufficient. For more information, visit www.ctwbdc.org or call 203-353-1750.