What is WISE and how can it help me?

WISE stands for ‘Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship’ (note the long title, which is why we simplify to just be WISE!) and is a two-fold concept. We offer the one-day WISE Symposium, which is the premier conference in Central New York for women entrepreneurs to learn, network and be inspired! We also have a 364-days-a-year WISE women’s business center, which helps women with all facets of business planning, no matter what stage they may be in (from idea creation to incorporation to growth!)

The Symposium
The one-day symposium includes a wide variety of seminars and panel discussions offering practical advice, motivational speeches from successful women business owners of national and regional prominence, networking opportunities, a business expo and much more. Participants at the symposium include a wide range of people, from women who are thinking about starting a business, those who have very recently done so, long-term entrepreneurs, those in a corporate setting, and for anyone who just wants to learn more. The day features keynote presentations, breakout sessions on special topics in entrepreneurship, along with countless opportunities for networking with the other 1,000 women in attendance! The keynote speakers for the 2011 Symposium include Bobbi Brown, founder of the global empire Bobbi Brown Cosmetics, along with JJ Ramberg, co-host of MSNBC’s Your Business, the only TV show dedicated to issues in small business ownership. Join us on April 12, 2011 at the Holiday Inn in Liverpool, NY for the women’s entrepreneurship event of the year!

The Women’s Business Center
Because WISE wants the entrepreneurial energy and buzz from the symposium to last all year, we were lucky to work with the SBA to open a business center dedicated to helping women in business. The WISE Center is a year-round women’s business center that connects this network of women entrepreneurs throughout all stages of business development. Services include individual sessions with a trained business counselor, programming on various topics in entrepreneurship and small business management, access to conference rooms and office space, networking events, and much more. The goal of the WISE Center is first of all to inspire our clients to believe they can achieve and then to help build pathways for them to succeed.

We’re here to help you to realize your potential and to turn your dreams of entrepreneurial success into a reality. Remember… what others dream about, WISE women do!

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