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Learn with WISE WBC

Grow your business and develop as an entrepreneur with our different training programs. Our center offers live discussions, virtual workshops, and online courses, all covering a wide range of topics from finance and business planning to resilience and leadership.

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All WISE programs

See below for a sampling of our programs, including on-going series and scheduled cohorts. To register for any program, go to EventBrite. You can also view recordings of past programs in our archive. Note that all of our programs are currently virtual.

Accelerate Financial Management for Small Businesses

Accelerate Financial Management for Small Businesses

Summary: A hands-on, 4-session program where you learn the basics of business budgeting, bookkeeping, monitoring financial performance, and financial forecasting. Latest cohort began on October 27th.

Audience: This workshop is aimed at entrepreneurs who own or are close to launching a small business and want to learn more about financial management . The more actual financials you have to apply the concepts to, the more concrete and useful you’ll find the material. Therefore, this course is likely not appropriate for entrepreneurs who are still defining their business idea and/or are far from launching.

How to get started: Sign up to be notified of upcoming cohorts below!

EXITO! Launch Your Dream

EXITO! Launch Your Dream Program

Summary: EXITO! is a multi-level workshop series offering in-depth instruction to a cohort of 15-20 students. Sessions roll out throughout the year and are offered in Spanish and English.

Audience: Women who are interested in starting a small business and serious about creating a plan to launch and grow. Offered in Spanish & English.

Interested in being notified of our next cohort?

Sign up here to be notified of future cohorts
Accelerate Business Plan Intensive

Accelerate: Business Plan Intensive

Summary: A hands-on, 8-session program where you learn about each section of the business plan and write your own.

Audience: Those with newly launched businesses or a well-researched business concept.

Interested in being notified of our next cohort?

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Building Blocks for Starting Your Business

Summary: An introduction to entrepreneurship and starting a business. Learn the basic ideas on determining a need in the marketplace, target marketing, unique selling points, and building your support team.

Schedule: Offered twice a month

Audience: Those looking for a high-level overview of what it takes to start a small business

How to get started: Register for a session on EventBrite

Learning and Accountability Groups

Learning and Accountability Peer Groups

Summary: Learning & Accountability Groups are discussion-based peer groups focused on a specific topic. The goal is not just to learn new concepts, but actually take action.

Schedule: Subscribe to our newsletter and catch us on social media to hear about new groups first!

Audience: Businesses that have launched and are at any stage and experience level

A note for all of our programs: Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Our physical location in Equitable tower is wheelchair accessible. Contact wisecenter@syr.edu to request accommodations.

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