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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.

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Small Business Resilience Course

Summary: The WISE WBC Small Business Resilience Program is free and designed to help women small business owners prepare and respond to the economic impacts of the pandemic and its effect on their workplace, their employees, and their customers. The online course can be accessed any time and is available in both English and Spanish.

Course modules cover:

  • Workplace safety
  • Financial preparation
  • Access to capital
  • Cyber threats
  • Managing employees
  • Managing remote customer service
  • Effects of reduced travel or outside activities on your small business

Schedule: Access any time

Audience: Business owners affected by the pandemic

How to get started: Click the button below to sign up and you'll get immediate access to the content


EXITO! series

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

Audience: Women who are in business and serious about growing it!

Interested?: Email to learn more

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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: Next cohort will run late this spring. Waitlist is currently available.

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

How to get started: Read the full program details and, if you're interested, submit an application.

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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

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WISE Power Hour

Summary: Join the WISE WBC Coaching Team via Zoom for an energetic lunch hour conversation around important small business topics. Each week will feature a central topic (and on occasion guest expert) to discuss best practices that will challenge you to push your ideas and strategies even further.

Schedule: Offered twice a month

Audience: People looking for a deeper dive into a range of timely topics

How to get started: Register for a session on EventBrite or view past sessions in the archive.


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: 2 groups coming up on April 11th and April 12th

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 to request accommodations.

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