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The Women’s Enterprise Development Center (WEDC), a 501(c)(3) corporation, has been empowering women entrepreneurs to build successful small businesses since 1997 in Westchester County and the Hudson Valley. This is accomplished by providing comprehensive, high quality business training programs, one-on-one business and loan counseling, networking opportunities, assistance with loan applications for microloans and crowd funding through Kiva Zip, and M/WBE certification assistance in English and Spanish. WEDC’s overarching goal is to build a vibrant community of women business owners, comprised of start-up and established companies.

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Path to Entrepreneurship Program

Designed to introduce small business ownership. Learn about the characteristics of a successful entrepreneur and what it takes to run your own business.

Scheduled dates:
Monday, August 22nd, 6pm-8pm, Newburgh Free Library
Tuesday, September 6th, 5pm-7pm, Middletown Thrall Library

60+ Hour Entrepreneurial Training Program

This program will guide you through the writing of your business plan.

To view or begin registration for Mt.Kisco – CLICK HERE! 

To view or begin registration for White Plains – CLICK HERE!

View Mid-Hudson Schedule OR Begin Registration for Mid-Hudson(Counties: Sullivan, Orange, Dutchess, Ulster and Putnam)

Maximum of 25 participants per group.

Success Stories

Client Spotlight

Araras Coffee & More
White Plains, NY
Owner, Celina Bredemann
Owner, Liz Marina Cardozo 

Click here to read their story!

SBAWEDC is funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the SBA. The SBA’s funding is not an endorsement of any products, opinions, or services. All SBA-funded programs are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact WEDC at 914.948.6098. For information about WEDC’s Women’s Business Center program please click here.

Entrepreneurial Assistance Program
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Register For Events!

  1. Office Closed

    September 5
  2. Path to Entrepreneurship Program – Middletown

    September 6 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  3. Mid-Hudson Center 60+ Hour Entrepreneur Training Program Fall 2016

    September 13 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  4. Small Group Counseling – The Basics of SEO

    September 14 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am
  5. Roll-up your Sleeves & Get Certified

    September 14 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  6. How to Become More Profitable Using QuickBooks

    September 17 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  7. Female Friendly Franchises – WEBINAR

    September 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  8. Cash In on Your Certification

    September 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  9. Small Group Counseling – Perfect Your Pitch for Maximum Success

    September 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  10. Office Closed

    October 10
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