Who We Are

About The Women’s Business Center

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MISSION

To empower entrepreneurs to succeed through education, connections and community. We do this by developing leaders, fostering opportunities and building collaboration.

VISION

To be recognized as the “Home of Women Entrepreneurship” in Western New York that supports economic opportunities and business growth for women through all stages of business ownership.

DIVERSITY STATEMENT

The Women’s Business Center at Canisius College believes diverse backgrounds and perspectives are essential to success. We strive to remove barriers to access, and to build an inclusive community where women of all backgrounds have opportunities to learn and grow.

 Experience the WBC

Empowerment

Ignite the spirit of entrepreneurship! The WBC empowers women in business to move forward with confidence to build and strengthen their enterprises and networks.

 

Engagement

Interact with the local business community! Connect with business leaders, business coaches, and other business owners at the WBC.

 

Education

Work smarter, not harder! Discover new ways of working through a range of business development programs; learn about everything from MWBE contracting to bookkeeping and digital marketing.

 

Support

Get a partner you can count on! The WBC help clients in all stages of their business development, from the newly established to more experienced owners who want to take their business to the next level.

We continue to develop training and networking opportunities to empower women business owners to grow their business.  We are now also working to support women business owners at every stage of their business growth.  We don’t compete with other service providers; we build relationships with the experts and the agencies in the area and collaborate with them to bring a wide and strong net of support to the business owner.

We are activating the movement of supporting our area’s economic development by supporting the business success of our local woman business owners – that support needs to be both from women and men!

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Certifications

On Demand Learning

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August 2024

WNY’s Law Center’s Small Business, Walk-In Legal Clinic

The WBC collaborates with the WNY Law Center’s Small Business Legal Clinic to provide free legal services to entrepreneurs and small businesses. Representatives from WNYLC  are available on the second Wednesday of every month on a first-come, first-serve basis. Arrive at our office at 1901 Main Street in the Science Hall. Sign in between 10 […]
14 Aug
10:00 am - 11:45 pm
Science Hall, Cansius College
1901 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14208
September 2024

WNY’s Law Center’s Small Business, Walk-In Legal Clinic

The WBC collaborates with the WNY Law Center’s Small Business Legal Clinic to provide free legal services to entrepreneurs and small businesses. Representatives from WNYLC  are available on the second Wednesday of every month on a first-come, first-serve basis. Arrive at our office at 1901 Main Street in the Science Hall. Sign in between 10 […]
11 Sep
10:00 am - 11:45 pm
Science Hall, Cansius College
1901 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14208
October 2024

WNY’s Law Center’s Small Business, Walk-In Legal Clinic

The WBC collaborates with the WNY Law Center’s Small Business Legal Clinic to provide free legal services to entrepreneurs and small businesses. Representatives from WNYLC  are available on the second Wednesday of every month on a first-come, first-serve basis. Arrive at our office at 1901 Main Street in the Science Hall. Sign in between 10 […]
09 Oct
10:00 am - 11:45 pm
Science Hall, Cansius College
1901 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14208
November 2024

WNY’s Law Center’s Small Business, Walk-In Legal Clinic

The WBC collaborates with the WNY Law Center’s Small Business Legal Clinic to provide free legal services to entrepreneurs and small businesses. Representatives from WNYLC  are available on the second Wednesday of every month on a first-come, first-serve basis. Arrive at our office at 1901 Main Street in the Science Hall. Sign in between 10 […]
13 Nov
10:00 am - 11:45 pm
Science Hall, Cansius College
1901 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14208
December 2024

WNY’s Law Center’s Small Business, Walk-In Legal Clinic

The WBC collaborates with the WNY Law Center’s Small Business Legal Clinic to provide free legal services to entrepreneurs and small businesses. Representatives from WNYLC  are available on the second Wednesday of every month on a first-come, first-serve basis. Arrive at our office at 1901 Main Street in the Science Hall. Sign in between 10 […]
11 Dec
10:00 am - 11:45 pm
Science Hall, Cansius College
1901 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14208
January 2025

WNY’s Law Center’s Small Business, Walk-In Legal Clinic

The WBC collaborates with the WNY Law Center’s Small Business Legal Clinic to provide free legal services to entrepreneurs and small businesses. Representatives from WNYLC  are available on the second Wednesday of every month on a first-come, first-serve basis. Arrive at our office at 1901 Main Street in the Science Hall. Sign in between 10 […]
08 Jan
10:00 am - 11:45 pm
Science Hall, Cansius College
1901 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14208
February 2025

WNY’s Law Center’s Small Business, Walk-In Legal Clinic

The WBC collaborates with the WNY Law Center’s Small Business Legal Clinic to provide free legal services to entrepreneurs and small businesses. Representatives from WNYLC  are available on the second Wednesday of every month on a first-come, first-serve basis. Arrive at our office at 1901 Main Street in the Science Hall. Sign in between 10 […]
12 Feb
10:00 am - 11:45 pm
Science Hall, Cansius College
1901 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14208
March 2025

WNY’s Law Center’s Small Business, Walk-In Legal Clinic

The WBC collaborates with the WNY Law Center’s Small Business Legal Clinic to provide free legal services to entrepreneurs and small businesses. Representatives from WNYLC  are available on the second Wednesday of every month on a first-come, first-serve basis. Arrive at our office at 1901 Main Street in the Science Hall. Sign in between 10 […]
12 Mar
10:00 am - 11:45 pm
Science Hall, Cansius College
1901 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14208
April 2025

WNY’s Law Center’s Small Business, Walk-In Legal Clinic

The WBC collaborates with the WNY Law Center’s Small Business Legal Clinic to provide free legal services to entrepreneurs and small businesses. Representatives from WNYLC  are available on the second Wednesday of every month on a first-come, first-serve basis. Arrive at our office at 1901 Main Street in the Science Hall. Sign in between 10 […]
09 Apr
10:00 am - 11:45 pm
Science Hall, Cansius College
1901 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14208
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How We Help Women

Advisory

Launch, Grow, Elevate & Master your business with our advisory and mentorship groups. We have four categories based on specific stages of business development.

 

Business Development

The ENetwork serves entrepreneurs at all stages of business, who are looking to learn about business development, refine and master their networking skillsets and cultivate business relationships.

 

Finance

The WBC works with entrepreneurs to understand their business financing needs and identify viable options for financing. Clients receive assistance in compiling an effective financial plan through one-on-one consultations from lenders and through seminars on SBA financing options.

 

Training

The Women’s Business Center is always here to support you and meet you where you are. There are a range of our on demand courses you can take on your own time and at your own pace.

 

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