The Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC) is proud to have assisted over 72,000 entrepreneurs during the past 28 years. What measures our success are the outcomes clients have been able to achieve: 5,460 full or part time jobs created or retained; $89 million in financing secured; over 1,400 businesses annually certified as women business enterprises (WBEs); and over $854 million secured in government and corporate contracts.
Our clients tell us they want access- to information, education, contacts, contracts and capital. The WBDC has responded with relevant business development and financial programs and services for every phase and stage of the business lifecycle including direct lending opportunities; certification activities; matchmaker and procurement events with corporate and government buyers; educational workshops and roundtables and targeted activities for women veterans, Latinas and early childhood education businesses.
The Women's Business Development Center (WBDC) honored four award recipients on September 26, 2013 at the 27th Annual Entrepreneurial Woman's Conference, Women's Business & Buyers Mart. Here are their stories of inspiration, dedication and perseverance.