We support and advance women business builders.


Need Help Achieving Your Business Goals?

Wondering About Your Next Best Steps?

Do You Feel Overwhelmed and Under Supported?

You are not alone.

42% of business owners do not utilize a business coach or surround themselves with support, even though both are proven to drastically increase survival rates.  By seeking help you are one step in the right direction.  You have come to the right place.  There are several ways to utilize business support at the WEOC Women’s Business Center: 1:1 Coaching, Programming, Workshops, and mentoring opportunities.  Recognizing that you want support is easy.  Knowing what support you need may not be.

WEOC Certified Coaches provide support with:

  • Goal Setting
  • Startup Operations
  • Content Creation
  • Sales
  • Budgeting
  • App development
  • Website development
  • Task Prioritization
  • Webinar creation
  • Automated emailing
  • Product development
  • Manufacturing
  • Hiring staff
  • Rent/space negotiation
  • Ops Manual creation
  • Systems

Don’t go this alone.

Join the 2000+ NEI business builders who utilize WEOC Coaches.
Join the community and start seeing results.


WEOC supports service based businesses, brick and mortar businesses, restaurants, business with staff and without, businesses that have been in operation for 25 years or more, business owners who are ready to sell.   Our experienced coaches co-create a strategic plan with you.

Choose one (or all three) ways to work with us:

1:1 Coaching

Look at your business from a birds-eye view.  Dive deep into implementation.  Be held accountable to your goals.  This is a laser focused, coach led option.  Meet as little or as often as you like.


Group Coaching

Surround yourself with 3-7 businesses at the same stage looking to achieve similar goals.  Share war stories and receive peer mentoring.  A rising tide lifts all boats concept.  Choose between our Accelerator or Masterminds.



WEOC clients juggle business building, family, and (often) full time jobs.  Understanding that networking is essential to business growth, we provide trainings where attendees can implement and network as they learn.


Meet Our Experienced Coaches

Sarah Lance

Karl LaPan

Leslee Hill

How it Works:

Complete the Form

We are powered by the SBA. This is a requirement for each service offered through our program.

Get Started

Schedule an Orientation

Work with you coach to schedule and complete a program orientation session.

Commit to Your Plan

Commit to a plan with your coach. Believe in yourself. Do the work. You can do this!

Ready to Get Started?



To best serve you, we work with area resource partners, like SCORE, Northeast Indiana Small Business Development Center (ISBDC), Community Development Corporation (CDC) of Northeast Indiana, and the U.S. SBA. We also have connections to further resources throughout Indiana. WEOC is an official U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Women’s Business Center – One of only two in the state of Indiana, and strategically located at The NIIC. WEOC is funded, in part, by a cooperative agreement with the
U.S. Small Business Administration
. The SBA offers various resources for small business owners. You can find more information on the SBA website by  clicking here.

Additional funding for WEOC is provided by The NIIC and through The NIIC Ideas@Work Signature Event Series.


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