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The WBC has THREE diversity, equity and inclusion contracts to offer. We are seeking a DEI consultant to support the WBC’s team, program and outreach, as well as two facilitators/mentors for upcoming DEI programming!
PLEASE NOTE: UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, ALL UPCOMING WBC PROGRAMS, IGNITE SESSIONS AND BUSINESS COUNSELING SESSIONS WILL BE HELD REMOTELY VIA ZOOM
Female business leaders in WBC’s “Launch” and “Grow” programs learn about development, refine their goals, and connect with counselors from partner agencies. BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Women’s Business Center (WBC) at Canisius College aims to help female entrepreneurs be successful and grow their businesses, and a new grant from KeyBank and First Niagara Foundation will support […]
Sara Vescio is experiencing firsthand the thirst that business owners have for knowledge of the federal economic stimulus. From the Paycheck Protection Program to the Economic Injury Disaster Loan initiative, almost every small- and medium-sized business across the U.S. is considering options, working through applications and waiting for money. Vescio, executive director of the Women’s Business […]
In 1988, President Ronald Reagan signed the Women’s Business Ownership (WBO) Act into law, representing a significant step for women entrepreneurs. The new law gave women access to additional resources and eliminated discriminatory lending practices—at the time, many states, including New York, still required women to have a male co-sign any business loan. The WBO […]
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Kristen Wood, Sports Nation
Joining the Canisius Women’s Business Center was a crucial turning point for Sport Nation, a value of which I would never underestimate.
Marcia Brogan, Marcia C. Brogan Agency
WBC’s [Elevate Advisory Group] gave me the insight and education about various opportunities that were available and how to access them. They were a great support team on teaching me what I needed to know to move my business to the next level.
Lisa Kilgore, Great Clips
[Master Advisory Group] has been a great asset in running and growing our business. It has provided me the resources, knowledge and contacts to focus on big picture business planning rather than just reacting to the “crisis of the day.”
Dr. Glenna Bett, Cytocybernetics
The monthly [Launch Advisory Group] meetings are inspirational, educational, and fun. The accountability session ensures that monthly goals are met. The help from the Women’s Business Center has been of outstanding value in helping me and my company appreciate and maximize the support and opportunities that are available to entrepreneurs in general and women entrepreneurs in particular.
Sondra Payne, AXA Advisors, LLC
The Women’s Business Center and my peers in the Forum group really bring a great perspective on continuing to grow my practice. We keep each other accountable and it’s nice to have ideas and feedback from individuals outside of the financial world.
Kathy Benzinger, Benzinger’s Clothing Care
The Women’s Business Center at Canisius has provided me with the necessary tools and knowledge to better manage and grow our business. I now have a better understanding of Financial Reports, Strategic Planning, HR, and Succession Planning. However, I believe that the greatest benefit of the WBC is the support and encouragement that I receive not only from the staff but from my classmates and friends in Forum One (Master Advisory Group).
Joan Schubring, Arrow Sheet Metal Works, Inc.
The Women’s Business Center is a wonderful tool for Women in Business. Whether a new business or an existing business, they encourage new ideas and are a terrific support group!