Another Entrepreneurship Project of the Whitman School of Management

"Don't you dare underestimate the power of your own instinct."
-Barbara Corcoran,
(2012 Keynote Speaker)

Welcome to the WISE Women's Business Center!

News flash! Women are starting more new businesses than at any other time in history! And YOU could join them! The WISE Women's Business Center is the place to begin. We help you with one-on-one business counseling, training, workshops, and mentorship if you are looking to start and grow a business. Our staff and our certified business counselors are ready to help you design your business plan for success. Call us for an appointment or just to talk out some ideas.

We are entrepreneurs*! We love entrepreneurs!


-Joanne Lenweaver, Director





What's First?

Let's get to know one another. We have classes like "The Building Blocks for Starting a Business" that give you the facts on the very first steps in the venture creation process. After that, you can sign up for more incredible classes or sign up to meet one-on-one with a business counselor to talk about the next steps specific to you and your business idea. We meet you where you are and we're here to listen and advise.

Ready, Set, Goal!

Where would you like to be in one year? It's easy to get there if you have a plan. The WISE Women's Business Center is in business to help you dream and then structure a plan ready for action!

Keep Moving!

As you move forward on your journey, you will need advice, support and networking opportunities. The WISE Women's Business Center offers solutions to all three. WISE also features the ultimate "battery charger" – the WISE Symposium – our annual day-long event hosting national speakers, breakout sessions for leading topics in business, an all-day business expo and retail showcase, and plenty of networking opportunities with a thousand women on the edge of greatness!

*Entrepreneur: risk-taking business person

Contact Us Today!

The first step no matter what stage your business (or idea) is in, is to give us a call at 315-443-8634 or email to learn more about our services.

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WISE Women's Business Center

The Tech Garden
235 Harrison Street
Syracuse, NY 13202
Phone: 315-443-8693

Hours of Operation:
M-F 8:30am-5:30pm
Wednesday Evenings & Saturdays by appointment