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The Center

WISE Women's Business Center

WISE stands for Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship. We're a women's business center dedicated to empowering CNY's women entrepreneurs in all stages of business.

Our organization is one of 140+ women business centers across the nation. We are funded in part by the US Small Business Administration and hosted by the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University.

Our team of staff and counselors is dedicating to empowering women small business owners through comprehensive training programs, counseling and connection. If our team can't answer a question, we will connect you with the experts who can.

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Who we are

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WISE's Mission

We're on a mission to empower women entrepreneurs by providing access to financial, human, social, and intellectual capital essential for achieving economic success.

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Our Values

We believe in the economic power of women; in the capacity of women to achieve success; in the entrepreneurial spirit; in providing customized, client-centric services; in the power of collaboration; in empowering, energizing and motivating WISE WBC participants.

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Who we Serve

We serve all aspiring and current small business owners, especially women who are economically or socially disadvantaged. If we can't serve your unique needs, we'll connect you with someone who can.

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A little history

WISE was established in 2006 through a unique partnership with Syracuse University. This partnership allows us to confer with and draw in entrepreneurship expertise from the nationally renown Whitman School of Management.

We've had many adventures throughout the years. We celebrate our history, our small business owners, and the special programs we were able to deliver such as the WISE Symposium. We also look forward to our future. We have no doubt it will be full of important work with amazing entrepreneurs, experts, and partners.

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