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Meet Your Instructor

Latoya Fonville

Latoya Fonville

Launch Advisory


LaToya Fonville was born on the beautiful island of St. Martin, but grew up in New York City. She obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from the University at Buffalo. During her college years, she overcame her shyness and fear of public speaking and went on to work for a multilevel marketing company, which further helped her to become the excellent communicator that she is today. Having overcome those challenges, LaToya discovered that her passion was teaching, training, and preaching–while inspiring others to discover their purpose in life as well.


Launch Advisory Group ($150)

(September – July) – A cohort group, with a maximum of 16 members, of women with a well-developed business idea who are committed to working towards launching their businesses within the next 12 months, with the education and support from the program. Everything you need to know, from legal formation, to business plans, to bookkeeping, etc. all with the support of other women going along the process with you!

Advisory Groups and mentoring at The Women's Business Center at Cansius College


Recurring: First Tuesday of every month

Time: 5:30pm-8:00pm

Cost: $650 reduced to $150 with First Niagara Foundation scholarship award


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This model has proven its value over and over again in markets across the country.


What You Will Talk About

Your group will identify its own critical issues, needs and goals to develop a specific annual work plan to address them. Topics could range from sales, marketing, public relations, finance and information technology to more complicated matters such as strategic planning, organizational development, delegating and chain of command, human resources, ethics and international trade.


How will you benefit

Each group will be large enough to assure diversity of background and experience, and small enough to promote meaningful interaction. You learn best practices and form a network of referrals and resources. You gain insight, support and confidence from women who know exactly what you’re going through. Most importantly, you take the time to focus on strengthening and growing your business.


Member Benefits

Advisory Groups are considered “WBC Members”, and as members, you will receive added benefits beyond the programming you sign up for, including:


Being a part of the WBC community—filled with inspiring and motivated women business owners


Your business and contact information listed, with a searchable function, and mapped on our WBC website


Opportunity to be paired with another member as an accountability partner


Discount to attend or sponsor our Annual Ignite Awards Luncheon


Opportunity to have your business successes, employment needs and events posted on the WBC social media sites


Discounted fee to a 1 hour one-on-one business development consultation

Application Process

We encourage all our applicants to schedule an Ignite Session, our free, 60 minute, one-on-on business consulting session.  

 PLEASE NOTE: Only a specific number of slots are available and slots fill up quickly.   Openings in each of the programs are filled on a first-come, first-served basis based on the date your completed application is received.

Advisory Groups and mentoring at The Women's Business Center at Cansius College
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How We Help Women


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.



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.



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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