MWBE/WBE Certifications

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About the Program

Learn about different kinds of MWBE/WBE certifications available and how it could help you to do business with the government from the Federal, State and City/County level.

Participants attending this program will learn about the following Federal certification programs: 8(a), HUBZone, Small Disadvantaged Businesses, Service Disabled Veteran Owned & Woman Owned Small Businesses.

State representatives and County representatives will explain the MWBE (Minority or Woman Business Enterprise) certification process, the similarities and differences between State and City/County Certification levels, and what it would mean for your business if you were MWBE certified.

Participate in this seminar and you will get all the information you need to increase your business growth through certifications and government contracts. Meet our experts-they are the people you need to know in the WNY area on these topics!

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April 2024
May 2024


This event is for members of the ENetwork Program. 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Location: Science Hall. Interested in attending? Email wbcinfo@cansius.edu to register as a guest.
01 May
11:45 am - 1:15 pm
Canisius College Science Hall Room 063
1901 Main St, Buffalo, NY, 14208

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 May
10:00 am - 11:45 pm
Science Hall, Cansius College
1901 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14208

Ignite Awards Luncheon 2024

Join the Women’s Business Center (WBC) at Canisius University as we seek your support for our 7th Annual Ignite Awards Luncheon on May 10, 2024, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Science Hall Commons at Canisius University. There is a real need for the business community in WNY to come together to celebrate […]
10 May
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Science Hall, Cansius College
1901 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14208
June 2024
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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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