Business Counseling

Ignite Sessions

For Any Step of the Entrepreneurial Journey

Join An Advisory Group

Are you looking to launch your own for-profit business?
Do you own a for-profit business that you want to grow and enhance?

If you answered yes to either question, the Women’s Business Center invites you register for an Ignite session which is our free, one hour business counseling session.


Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance.  Contact Amanda Crotty, Coordinator, at 716-888-8280 or

Register For An Ignite Session

Existing Business Owners:

How to register for your Ignite session

As an owner of an existing business, you have already accomplished so much! If you are ready to tackle more complex issues as you grow and enhance your business, we are here to help you reach your new goals.

By clicking on the link below, you will be able to create an online account with us and schedule your Ignite session. Please take a moment to provide accurate details about your business as you create your account so we have good information to use in our counseling session.

These sessions are extremely popular and new availability is routinely added. Should you not see immediate availability and you wish to be included on our cancellation list, email the office at with your request.

We look forward to working with you.

Prospective Business Owners:

Take the first step

It is often said the first step is the hardest. That may be true but we have made it easier!

We have broken the Ignite Session into two manageable pieces for the prospective entrepreneur. We invite you start your journey by participating in our online pre-recorded conversation to prepare you for the one-on-one counseling session.

Let’s get started by signing you up.

Click the button below to create your E-Center Direct profile and to register for the on-demand video. Please note you will be provided a link and a coupon code to access the video. You’ll need the code to access the video.

Let us know if you have any questions! 716-888-8280.

Click the button below to sign up for an ignite session in the E-Center Direct

Create a profile and register for the on-demand session


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Our Programs

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Marcia Brogan, Marcia C. Brogan Agency

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WBC’s [Elevate Advisory Group] gave me the insight and education about various opportunities that were available and how to access them. They were a great support team on teaching me what I needed to know to move my business to the next level.

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Kristen Wood, Sports Nation

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Joining the Canisius Women’s Business Center was a crucial turning point for Sport Nation, a value of which I would never underestimate.


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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.


Contact The WBC to Learn more

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