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Programs

Learn with WISE

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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Find just what you need

Brush up on the basics with Building Blocks.

Tune in for a discussion of timely topics with PowerHour.

Apply for a seat in our next cohort of EXITO!, an in-depth multi-level workshop series offered in both Spanish and English.

Develop resilience and learn about pandemic-related resources with our Small Business Resilience Training Program, a self-paced online course.

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All WISE programs

See below for a full list 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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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, expected to start in Spring of 2021.

Audience: Entrepreneurs with a business idea who are serious about launching and ready to commit several hours a week to the course.

How to get started: Send us a message to let us know you're interested

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Building Blocks for Starting a 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

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Small Business Resilience Training Program

Summary: The WISE WBC Small Business Resilience Program (COVID-19) is no cost and designed to help women small business owners prepare and respond to the economic impacts of a 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 on Blackboard

    Audience: Business owners affected by the pandemic

    How to get started: Register on EventBrite and you'll receive login details for Blackboard within 2 business days

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