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Megan Leith

Megan Leith

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Expand Advisory Group ($600)

Expand (September – August)
A cohort group of women, maximum or 12 members, who are running established for-profit businesses as solopreneurs who want to expand their business’ revenue by expanding their team. You’ll focus on the financial, HR and legal pieces you’ll need to get in place before bringing another person onto your team to expand your business and revenue.

Recurring: Third Tuesday of every month

Time: 8:30am-11:00am

Cost: $600 (reduced from $750 last year)

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

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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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Joan Schubring, Arrow Sheet Metal Works, Inc.

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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!

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Kathy Benzinger, Benzinger’s Clothing Care

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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.

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