||Winning visibility for WBO and its Members
WBO is recognized as the premier women’s entrepreneurial organization in North Florida, increasing recognition of women business owners and their successes and encouraging ownership by women in business.
Opening Up Increased Access to Capital
WBO assists women business owners with their concerns over equal access to credit and financing through education, development and support of alternative sources of financing, and participation in micro lending efforts.
Mobilizing Economic Clout
WBO demonstrates the financial power and economic impact of women-owned businesses in North Florida by growing its membership to represent a diverse cross-section of women business owners in North Florida.
Encouraging Mentoring Connections
WBO supports women business owners with practical educational opportunities and with mentors who offer encouragement, advice and networking assistance.
Nurturing Leadership Capabilities
WBO accepts its role as the voice of women owned businesses by exercising the leadership necessary to influence decisions that open doors of opportunity for women and by grooming its members for future leadership roles in the organization and in the community as a whole. WBO will encourage and support the adoption of legislation, which will benefit businesses that are women-owned.
Testimonials of WBO Members:
“WBO is important to me and my business because of the amount of support and encouragement that I receive from fellow members of the group; from the experienced business owner to those just starting out, having the diversity and sharing of information is crucial to the decisions that I have to make as a woman owned business.“
~Teresa Meares, DGG Taser and Tactical Supply
“WBO has always given me a strong sense of belonging. Many of my best friends are a result of my membership. I’ve experienced growth, understanding through the programs and I relish the continued support for both myself and my company. I don’t know where I would be in business today without Women Business Owners.” ~Leslie Fronczak, Pay Matters
“I have made so many personal friends and have been blessed with so many professional mentors over the years in WBO that have been there with me – really have been there – to celebrate the good times and to help make it through the hard times – with excellent advice and support – both in business and in life in general. That’s what it’s all about.”
~Vicky Zelen, Zelen Risk Solutions, Inc.
“WBO is a must for any woman owned business. The relationships you form and the friendships you make are vital to any successful business. It opens doors to learn and grow your business and the opportunities are endless to hear success stories, as well as, paths to overcoming obstacles. Women learn from other women in business and there’s no better way to take your company to the next level than with a membership in WBO.”
~Cynthia Montello, The Montello Agency, Inc.