WISE Women Succeeding in Entrepreneurship in 2014 and 2015
At the WISE Women’s Business Center, we witnessed so many women succeeding in entrepreneurship in 2014! More than 113 of you entered our doors to grow and start your businesses and when totaled, your gross revenues exceeded $5.5 million! Bravo, Ladies!
As the last few 2014 minutes wind down, I have so many people to thank for the success of the WISE Women’s Business Center. I am so grateful for our grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration, our source of funding and support (thanks to Cathy and Rachael, and all!). Thanks to the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University, the Falcone Center for Entrepreneurship (especially to Terry Brown, Lindsay, Christine, and Susan) which acts as our sponsor and our inspiration to always raise our bar of greatness. On the front lines, our powerhouse staff at the WISE Women’s Business Center! I am so very humbled by their work! They pushed through for you with an enormous effort this year. Please help me applaud: Alex Waterbury, Maria Wiklund, and Roseanne Olszewski women who have stepped up each day behind the scenes and in the spotlight, to assist WISE in presenting great programming, classes and workshops and outstanding one-on-one counseling. I also thank Jim McEntire and DeBorah Little for the truly extra efforts as they presented their hours of inspired specialized training.
Add to that, a truly remarkable team making a difference for you — our WISE Advisory Board. These professional, incredibly busy high achievers have banded together to lead, collaborate, and, inspire our Center this year. They have generated new ideas, made new strategic connections, and most of all, raised funding to help the WISE Women’s Business Center grow! I am very grateful for their efforts!
Now what about YOU reading this long list of thanks? How can we make 2015 your most successful year ever? How can we help you “shoot for the moon”? We are here to assist you grow the business you already possess or begin the one you have always dreamed of with our new counseling model and new powerhouse programming – none the least of which will be WISE Symposium 2015 at the Carrier Dome!
I am proud to be associated with all of you, women entrepreneurs! For 2015, I want to know how you are doing. I want to know where you want to be. We are here to lift you up and get you on track! Let’s make your 2015, your best! By doing that, you help the WISE Women’s Business Center Team achieve its best year, too! As a forever entrepreneur and director of the WISE Women’s Business Center, what are my goals? To see our numbers grow and your self-confidence put you on the path to greatness! Let’s get there together! Cheers!!!