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  • 7/16/2019 - Get with the plan: WCEC is example of how N.J. can give economy’s future a boost

    The organization marked its 10th anniversary in June at its 2019 Business Plan Expo, a celebration that doubled as a coming-out party for its latest cohort of small businesses. The six companies presenting fit into a number of sectors: wellness, child care, employment retention, party planning, self-help and beauty products.

  • 5/3/2019 - WCEC Celebrating Small Business Week 2019

    The WCEC is partnering with Dress for Success and PayPal to help small business owners. They have brought together a panel of exemplary women business owners who all started small in NJ and made it past the 7-figure mark with their businesses. They will offer advice to attendees to help them scale up, focusing on digital tools that helped.


  • 1/31/2018 - N.J. gets FastTrac location, through partnership N.J. gets FastTrac location, through partnership

    The Women’s Center for Entrepreneurship in Chatham has partnered with the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, an internationally renowned funder of entrepreneurial educational research, to offer its FastTrac GrowthVenture program at the Meadowlands Regional Chamber of Commerce. “FastTrac courses not only help aspiring and established entrepreneurs uncover answers, they also help individuals determine the right questions to ask,” Michele Markey, vice president of Kauffman FastTrac, the global provider of the foundation’s learning curricula, said. “FastTrac training allows you to save time and money by testing the feasibility of your business growth concepts before you act.”

  • 11/28/2017 - Taking women-owned companies to higher levels is the goal

    An interview with WCEC Executive Director. The more things change, the more they stay the same … is not a saying that nonprofits working to bring about real change hold in high regard. But Rana Shanawani, executive director of the Women’s Center for Entrepreneurship, recognizes the perennial truth in it — unfortunate as it may be — for women in business. “One statistic that I quote all the time that really makes me very impassioned is that women-owned businesses have contributed to 3 percent of economy each year, but that has stayed exactly the same for the past 20 years,” she said.

  • 11/27/2017 - 8 Things Women Entrepreneurs Need to Excel

    What’s the single thing holding women back from being wildly successful entrepreneurs? Themselves, says Mary Cantando, a business consultant, author and speaker who works with women who want to build multimillion-dollar businesses. Cantando recently led a Quantum Progressions Live Mastermind for the Women’s Center for Entrepreneurship in New Jersey.

WCEC: Women's Center for Entrepreneurship Corp.
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    Chatham, NJ 07928
  • phone: 973.507.9700
  • email: info@wcecnj.org

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