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Helping Women Succeed for 20 Years!

The Brooklyn ​Women’s Business Center is an SBA-funded Women’s Business Center (WBC) that serves women and minorities in the East Brooklyn neighborhoods. This program, which has operated since 2000, has provided services to thousands of women and minority business owners through assisting them in starting and expanding their businesses. Since its inception, the WBC has served thousands of entrepreneurs and small business owners through training and one-on-one counseling and coaching services. ​

Meet the team

Camille Newman

BWBC Director

Beverley Love

Business Coach

Joel Oporta 

COVID-19 Coordinator

Santos Morales

Business Consultant

Equal Opportunity for Everyone!

The Women’s Brooklyn Enterprise Center (WBEC) at the Local Development Corporation of East New York provides support to low-to-moderate income entrepreneurs through workshops, business training and one-on-one technical assistance. We are committed to inspiring and empowering women who want to start, grow and manage their business.

The WBEC is funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration and it is housed within the Local Development Corporation of East New York. The WBEC does not exclude men from services although our primary target are women looking to start their own business. 

​​​All our programs are extended to the public on a non-discriminatory basis. Reasonable arrangements  for persons with disabilities  will be made, if requested at least 2 weeks in advance by contacting 718-385-6700 ext. 18.​​

Limited English Proficiency

The WBEC provides services in the following languages: English, Spanish, Haitian Creole, French and Portuguese. 

ESPAÑOL – ​Con el fin de ayudar a las personas con limitado dominio del idioma Inglés, el centro ofrece servicios en los siguientes idiomas: Español, Haitiano Criollo, Francés y Portugués.

​CRÉOLE HAÏTIEN – Afin d’aider les personnes limitée maîtrise de l’anglais, le centre fournit des services dans les langues suivantes: Espagnol, le Créole Haïtien, Français et Portugais.

FRANSE – Yo nan lòd yo ede moun ki gen konpetans limite lang angle, sant la bay sèvis nan sa yo lang yo adisyonèl: Panyòl, Kreyòl ayisyen, Franse ak Pòtigè. 

PORTUGUÊS – ​​​A fim de ajudar as pessoas com limitada proficiência em Inglês, o centro presta serviços nos seguintes idiomas adicionais: Espanhol, crioulo Haitiano, Francês e Português.

The Local Development Corporation of East New York (LDCENY)  manages the Brooklyn Women’s Business Center (BWBC).  The BWBC is funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the  U.S. Small Business Administration.

For over 40 years, the LDCENY has been a catalyst for economic development in East Brooklyn. The LDCENY is committed to be a driving force in East New York to help businesses with job creation and to provide local residents with entrepreneurial services and programs that equip them with the necessary tools to take charge of their personal lives and finances.

The Brooklyn Women’s Business Center is a proud member of the Association of Women’s Business Centers (AWBC). The AWBC works to secure economic justice and entrepreneurial opportunities for women by supporting and sustaining a national network of more than 100 Women’s Business Centers (WBC).