Empowering Entrepreneurs, Strengthening our Economy
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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.




60+ Hour Entrepreneurial Training Program

This  course will cover topics addressing all aspects of owning and operating a small business, culminating in writing a detailed business plan.

Early bird price: $250 – After February 1st $300

To begin registration for the Spring 2017 program, please choose preferred location:

White Plains /Suffern / Mid-Hudson-Poughkeepsie & Schedule/ New Rochelle (en español)


Maximum of 25 participants per location.


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. Path to Entrepreneurship Program – Haverstraw

    December 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  2. 8 Steps to Getting Your Financial Life Under Control! Webinar

    December 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  3. Office Closed

    December 26
  4. Office Closed

    December 30
  5. Path to Entrepreneurship Program – BOCES

    January 4, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  6. Path to Entrepreneurship Program – White Plains

    January 5, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  7. Path to Entrepreneurship Program – Nyack

    January 11, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  8. Path to Entrepreneurship Program- Suffern

    January 12, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  9. Path to Entrepreneurship Program – Beacon

    January 17, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  10. Path to Entrepreneurship Program – Spring Valley

    January 19, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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