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Ignite Sessions – For Any Step of the Entrepreneurial Journey


Are you looking to launch your own business?

Do you own a 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.

In an Ignite session:

  • You will meet one-on-one via Zoom with a member of the WBC team.
  • Our counselor will conduct a thorough review of where you are and where you want to go.
  • You will receive an actionable plan to help you launch or grow your business.   Some of those steps may be taken within the Women’s Business Center at Canisius College while some may be with our various community partners.

Ignite Sessions are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays as follows:

  • 8:30 am to 9:30 am
  • 9:45 am to 10:45 am 
  • 5:15 pm to 6:15 pm


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 wbcinfo@canisius.edu 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 consulting session.

Let’s get started signing you up.  This is a one time process that will allow you take advantage of all the training opportunities the Women’s Business Center has to offer.

Remember to record your user name and password for both accounts as you click on the links below!

First, create your Learning Management System account (LMS).

Next, create your E-Center Direct account.

Now, you’re ready to register for and take our online course Step 1: Am I ready to start my own business?

The Women's Business Center | Canisius College | Buffalo | New York
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