The WISE Women’s Business Center features ongoing training programs all year long, targeting women entrepreneurs at various stages of entrepreneurial development. The Center also provides periodic workshops and special entrepreneurial events that offer important opportunities for learning, networking and mentoring.

The objectives of all training and events are 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 is to create a thriving community of women entrepreneurs in Syracuse and Onondaga County one venture at a time.


  • WISE Business Counseling: If you are an entrepreneur moving from idea to launch or working hard to grow your venture, one-on-one business counseling could be a great fit for you. Business counseling offers confidential mentorship in an office setting. Counselors help business owners identify problems and improve performance. Business counselor-led. One-on-one.


  • WISE Office Hours: Could you benefit from advice on building the right team? Do you have questions on how to fund your business or are you wondering when the right time to take capital is? Do you have legal questions on business formation type? In a small group setting, The WISE Office Hours Program connects you directly with experts in HR, finance, legal, insurance, marketing and more. Office Hours are available on Thursdays, with the type of expertise offered rotating throughout the month. Targeted. Expert-led. Small group.


  • WISE Training Workshops: Training Seminars are instructor-led, up to two hours in-length, and built as interactive opportunities to grow your venture. Topics range from accounting and marketing to business strategy and web design. Interactive. Instructor-led. Large group.


  • WISE Roundtable Discussions: Are you ready for a lively discussion with like-minded women entrepreneurs? Take some time to learn from fellow women entrepreneurs and business experts by participating in a WISE Roundtable Discussion. Discussion topics are carefully selected to address your everyday business challenges in a facilitated small group setting. Dynamic. Facilitator-led. Small group.


*Select training workshops available via Webex


To learn more about all classes offered by the WISE Women’s Business Center, visit our EventBrite page.

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Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. All opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA.