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.
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 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.
Schedule: Next cohort will be EXITO! 1 - Business Planning.
Course Dates (every other Monday evening from 5:30 - 7:30pm)
January 16th - May 8
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?: More information and application HERE
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.
Schedule: Latest cohort began on October 4th. Next cohort in 2023, dates TBD
Audience: Those with newly launched businesses or a well-researched business concept.
How to get started: Read the full program details, and sign up to be notified of upcoming cohorts HERE
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 Peer Groups
Summary: Learning & Accountability Groups are discussion-based peer groups focused on a specific topic. The goal is not just 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
How to get started: Read the full program details and, if you're interested, submit an application.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to request accommodations.
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