Another Entrepreneurship Project of the  Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University

The Center

Welcome to the WISE Women's Business Center!

The WISE Women’s Business Center provides expertise and support to business owners looking to grow to new levels of success. We offer counseling, coaching, consulting, and training. We also provide essential networking and mentoring opportunities.

Our mission: to provide information, resources, and support for women entrepreneurs, enabling each to successfully advance their businesses to the next stage of profitability and success.

Our goal: to create a thriving community of women entrepreneurs.

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!

*Entrepreneur: risk-taking business person

Our Clients

The WISE Women’s Business Center was established in 2006, funded by a grant through the U.S. Small Business Administration and is hosted by the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University. We are one of 100 women’s business center across the nation and we provide comprehensive business training and counseling.

Click the image to the left to learn more about our clients and how they’re impacting the local economy through entrepreneurship.

Last year, the WISE Women’s Business Center individually counseled 134 clients (who had a combined gross revenue of over $10M) and trained 733 women entrepreneurs.

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.

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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!

Interested in starting a new venture or growing your existing business? Learn about upcoming classes, seminars and programs designed to help you take your business to the next level.

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