Stories

30
Aug
Perspective and Priorities will Light the Way

While no one would wish for the challenges COVID has introduced to families and business owners over the last 18 months, many people discovered hidden blessings and unexpected shifts during this unprecedented time. Rebecca Bailey, owner of Higher Ed Hustle, found herself juggling full time work, her side business, and the added tension of managing […]

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29
Jul
When life gives you lemons – or apples
There are certain plants that can only release their seeds when they encounter the heat of an intense fire. In other words, they need a disaster to strike so they can continue to grow. Such is also the case for many people who entered the pandemic working from home in quarantine and emerged on the [...]
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29
Jul
Surviving the pandemic is sweet revenge
Baking takes a certain level of skill to make sure things always turn out right. There’s a lot of experimenting and testing of new recipes. But for the truly talented baker, whipping up delicious treats is never really work – it’s just pure joy, especially when you see the look on a customer’s face. That [...]
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28
Jul
Pivoting your business is crucial to survival.
Starting and running a business is never easy: you have to constantly be prepared for the unexpected. Because, at any moment, things can change drastically. That was proven over and over during the pandemic. But, even without a pandemic, businesses are subject to constant turmoil. Fortunately, for Arlene Kaye Wasserman, the founder and owner of [...]
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18
May
WOMEN’S BUSINESS CENTER AND LISC WNY ANNOUNCE BUILDING ALLYSHIPS PROGRAM

May 6, 2021 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: SARA VESCIO, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR WOMEN’S BUSINESS CENTER AT CANISIUS COLLEGE vescio11@canisius.edu (716) 888-8285 WOMEN’S BUSINESS CENTER AND LISC WNY ANNOUNCE BUILDING ALLYSHIPS PROGRAM CREATING ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY FOR WNY’S BUSINESSES BY CONNECTING COMMUNITY LEADERS AND WOMEN OF COLOR BUSINESS OWNERS BUFFALO, NY — The Women’s Business Center (WBC) […]

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23
Mar
The Women’s Business Center Launches COVID Recovery Programs

WOMEN’S BUSINESS CENTER ANNOUNCES COVID RECOVERY PROGRAMS  CARES ACT FUNDS TO HELP WNY’S WOMEN-OWNED BUSINESSES BUFFALO, NY — The Women’s Business Center (WBC) at Canisius College today launched the “ReConnect. ReStart. ReGrow.” COVID Recovery Programs to help women-owned businesses improve their finances in today’s challenging marketplace – whether they are struggling to keep an already […]

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14
Sep
Women’s Business Center at Canisius College to receive a $25,000 grant

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 […]

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14
Sep
Women’s Business Center is receiving calls about PPP and EIDL. This is what Sara Vescio is telling them

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 […]

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14
Sep
The Women’s Business Center at Canisius College: meeting the unique needs of women entrepreneurs

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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28
Mar
The Women’s Business Center at Canisius College Hosts the Ignite Awards Honoring Local Women-Owned Businesses

This afternoon, the Women’s Business Center at Canisius College will host the second annual Ignite Awards Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Science Hall Commons at Canisius College, 2001 Main St., Buffalo, NY. The event looks to celebrate local women business owners, as well as celebrate a business community that supports women-owned […]

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12
Mar
Canisius Women’s Business Center expands to Niagara region

Bringing programs of the Women’s Business Center at Canisius College to the Niagara region has been a personal and professional goal for the executive director, Sara Vescio. Her Niagara ties are strong. Vescio’s parents grew up in Niagara Falls and met at Niagara University. Her grandfather founded Parmed. Sara is also a graduate of NU […]

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03
Mar
Female Lockport business owners offered free business training

Up to 10 female owners of businesses in the City of Lockport will have a chance to attend networking and training sessions at Canisius College’s Women’s Business Center – for free. The center, which is expanding its “E-Network” into Niagara County, is offering 10 meetings on Wednesdays from March 14 to July 25. The facilitator […]

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