Women's Business Center

weVENTURE's Women's Business Center Program provides no cost, one-on-one consultations, and no-cost and low-cost business education and purposeful networking opportunities to women entrepreneurs and business owners in Brevard, Indian River and St. Lucie Counties.

The Women's Business Center Program is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Connect with a partner who is committed to your success and get started today by calling (321) 674-7007 or weVENTURE@fit.edu

Business Coaching Services

Whether you are a current business owner or are new to entrepreneurship, you will want the tools and resources to help you identify and overcome common barriers to effectively reach your optimal potential.  Our no-cost consultations allow you to meet with an experienced Coach and Business Development Specialist who will guide you through the entrepreneurial journey.  The Women's Business Center Program at weVENTURE, in collaboration with Florida Tech's Nathan M. Bisk College of Business and the Center for Entrepreneurship and New Business Development, and the University Business Incubator, provide these services to entrepreneurs in our community.

The Women's Business Center at weVENTURE offers a business coaching program that assists start-ups and established business owners (1-2 years) who could benefit from one-on-one counseling sessions with experienced business coaches and trained volunteers who provide positive support, feedback and advice to individuals who wish to utilize our programs and services. 

Our Business Coaching Program follows best practices in business coaching and offers an accountability element in support of emerging entrepreneurs and start-ups and includes one or more of the following activities:

  • All first-time business coaching participants are encouraged to attend a Launch Your Venture 101 Webinar offered every month.
  • The first session is a consultation, completed face-to-face, followed by one or more of the following activities:
    • a one-on-one counseling session to create your Individual Entrepreneurial Plan (IEP)
    • monthly 15 minute follow-up phone calls or email check-ins to see how you are progressing
    • small group cohort sessions (peer-to-peer support) on how to use and incorporate the Business Model Canvas to better understand how your business activity will flow
  • This is a program designed to offer long-term counseling support to business owners and entrepreneurs
  • This is NOT a mentoring program.  Business coaches provide the needed guidance, and business fundamentals to develop a strong business model for success based on your strengths.

Our coaching clients are:

  • dedicated
  • proactive
  • self-starters
  • eager to learn

Our coaching clients also grow in the areas of personal development and accountability, business planning and development and leadership.

These coaching sessions are offered at no-cost and completely confidential.

The Women's Business Center is currently looking for Volunteer Business Coaches for our programs.  If you are an experienced business professional and are interested in helping start-up entrepreneurs and small business owners to move forward, we would like to hear from you.  Learn more about becoming a coach.  Contact weventure at weventure@fit.edu or (321) 674-7007

 


Business Education

weVENTURE offers a variety of quality business education workshops that assist entrepreneurs in developing, managing, and growing their businesses.

At no cost, we offer:

  • Launch Your Venture 101 Webinars - monthly
  • Biz Bytes - quarterly
  • Business training - we offer Biz Byte speciality workshops on a variety of business related topics presented by subject matter experts. 
    • Cost: $12.50

weExploration Program

This is a wonderful opportunity for individuals who have considered starting a business but would like more insight into the aspects of entrepreneurship to make the best decisions.

Benefits of weExploration

  • Evening sessions offered from  5:30pm-7:30pm for 13 modules.
    • Flexible program - attend all 13 modules or the ones you need the most
  • Create new connections during the sessions with peers
  • Gain insight from guest speakers in areas of their expertise for particular modules
  • Complete all 13 modules and receive a Graduation Certificate and other special incentives
  • Business Coaching is available during and after completion of the program

Affordable Pricing of weExploration:

Program SelectionIndividual2nd Participant
Full 13 Courses** $100.00 $90.00
Single Course $12.50 $12.50

*Launch Your Venture 101 Participants get early registration opportunity (1 week before open to public)

  

Presenting G.E.M.S.

Goal oriented.Entrepreneurs.Making.Strides.

For first-time business owners.  English and Spanish speakers.

Turn your hobby into a business!  Get equipped to launch your dream and expand your vision!  This three-month training will go through all the steps necessary to start a business - startup training, business coaching and mentorship.  Business owners and subject matter experts will be guest speakers throughout the program.  Focused support to launch your business. 

At the August 1 "graduation," the student will deliver a 30-second elevator pitch and be ready to launch their business.  ZOOM Information sessions are on March 21, 1-2pm and April 9, 5-6pm.   You are strongly advised to attend the information sessions before completing your application.

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