SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

The Small Business Development program offers comprehensive small business training and resources to promote entrepreneurship, start or grow a small business, and create financial opportunity.

Our signature Workshop in Business Opportunities (WIBO) program offers 16 weeks of comprehensive business knowledge and training on all aspects of owning and running a small business.

WORKSHOP IN BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES (WIBO)

Since 1999, we have offered our signature Workshop in Business Opportunities (WIBO) program, which provides 16 weeks of comprehensive business knowledge and training on all aspects of owning and running a small business. Since its inception, more than 600 participants have completed the program creating wealth building opportunities through entrepreneurship and contributing to the vibrancy of the Greater Bridgeport’s small business community. Click here to view our brochure.

WIBO is offered twice a year in the Winter/Spring and Fall on Tuesday evenings from 6pm to 9pm. To fill out our online application, please click here.

We are an affiliate of the WIBO program, which was created in New York City in the 1960’s. Additional information about WIBO can be found here.

SMALL BUSINESS WORKSHOPS

In addition to the WIBO program, the Small Business Development program offers monthly workshops on a variety of topics to help small business owners grow and succeed. The workshops are open to the general public and upcoming events can be viewed on the Economic Empowerment calendar, which can be found here.

BUSINESS DIRECTORY

Many of the entrepreneurs who have completed the WIBO program continue to develop and grow their businesses. Help support these local small business owners by considering them for your next project. A listing of small business owners can be found here.

Contact Information: Sandra Carmichael • 203-368-5529 • scarmichael@LifeBridgeCT.org