With the WBDC and its community of successful women support she gained a network of mentors and resources to help Adriannas businesses thrive. As Robles puts it, “I’ve met so many amazing women who have told me if I ever need anything just to call or email and I appreciate that so much.”
Ready to turn her new idea into reality, Rubinstein leaned on the WBDC for help. “I took the GPS 12-week program to get my business plan done. The WBDC has so many great resources. I’ve just taken advantage of everything.”
She took the GPS class and found it to be instrumental in turning her ideas into reality. “I have a greater understanding of what goes into owning and running a business. They offer great classes, mentors, and have been very helpful every step of the way. I’ve don’t think I would have gotten this far on my journey to open my own business without the WBDC.”
The WBDC helped her market her business and create a business plan. With their help Riiska and her firm are growing and taking advantage of all the WBDC community has to offer.
She started with the GPS class which she says, “Helped me to organize my thoughts, forecast and envision my future.” Since then they have helped her with marketing, implementing a social media strategy and tips and programs to use to help keep track of profit and expenses.
“We were a year and a half old and we had the opportunity of opening another location. This was something that had not been planned so we didn’t necessarily have the proper funding to do it, but it was also an opportunity we needed to jump on, so I reached out to the WBDC to
go over options for me in terms of financing and to take a look at our business plan to make sure that we were capable of supporting the expansion.” Not only did she get the help she needed to launch the new location, Palazzo also found a network of support and some great new women in her life to help her as she continues to grow her business.
Birney also takes advantage of the great programming the WBDC has to offer, as her studio is just across the parking lot. She enjoys connecting with other entrepreneurs and “to extend a hand to women who are just beginning their own journeys in business.”
“I took the GPS class and I found a community of entrepreneurs and professionals that were indispensable for helping me write and execute my business plan. It’s almost like an entrepreneur’s club, we have a hive mentality.”
Rebecca took courses with the WBDC to enrich her design backgrounds with business education. The particular program is called WBDC’s GPS – a Guide to Plan for Success program. “There are so many learning opportunities,” Rebecca mentioned. “And there is always someone there for your current needs.”