Another Entrepreneurship Project of the  Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University




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. WISE Women’s Business Center clients are offered the opportunity to participate in programs of the South Side Innovation Center as well as the Falcone Center for Entrepreneurship at the Whitman School of Management. All events will include opportunities for individual follow-up counseling, coaching, mentoring and training.

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.

The following are some of the different classes and programs that are offered for free or a small fee at the WISE Women’s Business Center…

  • The Building Blocks for Starting a Business: learn the very basics of starting a business and how to go about it
  • Meet the Entrepreneur Series: roundtable-style luncheon featuring a different local entrepreneur who has ‘been there, done that’
  • Accounting Insights: get your financials in order at this class, offered at both the start-up and established entrepreneur level
  • WISE Roundtables: small sharing sessions focused on a specific topic relevant the current business world


  • Start writing your Business Plan on your own using this template (Write your business plan) and then connect with a counselor for a little guidance!

> See the Calendar for all of our events.

To learn more about the classes offered, call (315) 443-8634.


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.