Many OtherWisz Creative logos on a gradient background. The text overlaid on the logo reads "Certified Women-Owned Business Enterprise"

We are excited to announce that OtherWisz Creative has been officially certified by both the City of Buffalo and Erie County as a Women-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE). As part of the directory of certified WBE’s, OtherWisz has greater access to businesses in need of our services within the city and county networks, opening us up to new opportunities. But enough about us – how can this benefit your company?

There are many advantages to working with a certified women-owned business, including:

Fostering innovation

Research shows that diverse teams produce more creative results than teams made up of members that share a similar background. According to our CEO and Creative Director Jill Wisz, “Design is a team sport – bringing different viewpoints and experiences together has always been a fundamental aspect of the OtherWisz Creative team.”

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Supporting the local economy

Working with a certified WBE demonstrates your company’s commitment to fueling economic growth in our region. We consider OtherWisz to be locally-focused; all of our employees live in WNY and work in our downtown Buffalo studio, helping to support and strengthen the local economy. We also make it a point to never outsource our services and production outside of the U.S.

Potential eligibility for tax incentives

By working with a certified WBE, your company can potentially become eligible for tax benefits. Our government often offers tax incentives to companies that conduct business with minority- and women-owned businesses. Be sure to check with your tax attorney and CPA for details.

For over 20 years, OtherWisz has been proud to run a creative studio that welcomes diversity – talent is talent, regardless of gender, race, belief system, or orientation. Owner Jill Wisz does whatever she can to foster the success of minority- and women-owned businesses in the Buffalo area, offering services to help them market and grow their brands.

In addition, Jill has worked as a mentor with the Allstate Minority & Women Emerging Entrepreneurs Program at UB’s Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, and has recently joined the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) as a consultant to help provide start-ups and local small business owners with tools and guidance to aid them in their professional development.

As a recently certified women-owned business, our goal is to help local companies prosper in their endeavors. We’ll work with you to find the marketing, branding, or web solution that best suits your unique brand and its needs.

Contact us today to see how OtherWisz can help you strengthen your brand.