We know many Connecticut businesses are struggling as they deal with the effects of COVID-19. We appreciate their perseverance and know they share our commitment to keeping our residents healthy. The state, working with its federal partners, has several programs and initiatives in place to assist businesses during this difficult period. For specific questions related to small business, email the Joint Information Center at COVID19.JIC@ct.gov, or call the DECD small business hotline at 860-500-2333. Individuals can call 2-1-1 for more information.

Women-Owned Businesses

Related Resources


Women’s Business Development Council (WBDC)
The nonprofit Women’s Business Development Council (WBDC) is committed to helping women build successful businesses through workshops, one-on-one coaching and training programs. Learn more about all the ways they can help you grow your business.

University of Hartford Women’s Business Center (WBC) 
One of the leading Women’s Business Centers in the country, this WBC provides all kinds of resources to help women start or grow sustainable businesses, including training, events, technical assistance, one-on-one advising and networking events.

Connecticut Innovations
If you lead an early-stage, high-growth company, you’ll also want to explore the strategic guidance and equity financing opportunities available through Connecticut Innovations — Connecticut’s strategic venture capital arm.