Author: Women's Enterprise Centre

The term ‘feminism’ is often misunderstood, as people think it means putting men down or replacing them with women in power. But, put simply, feminism just means equality for everyone. In 2017, ‘feminism’ was declared Word of the Year by Merriam-Webster, as millions of people around the world explored what it means to be a […]

Fast on the heels of the 2018 federal ‘gender budget,’ representatives from both the Ministry of Small Business and Tourism and Industry Canada visited Women’s Enterprise Centre (WEC) BC on International Women’s Day for a roundtable to see how the budget will affect real women business owners. Our VIP guests included Alaina Lockhart, Parliamentary Secretary […]

On March 8th, International Women’s Day, Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) and Women’s Enterprise Organizations of Canada (WEOC) announced a collaboration to boost support for women entrepreneurs. This partnership, which includes Women’s Enterprise Centre, British Columbia, lays the framework to target women entrepreneurs at all business stages and assist them in taking their business […]

Women’s Enterprise Centre has been named one of three major award winners of Discovery Foundation’s prestigious annual competition supporting technology education programs in BC. Women’s Enterprise Centre has created a mentoring program for women founders of tech ventures, called the Discovery Foundation’s EM3 (Entrepreneurial Mindset Mastery & Mentoring) Program. Through this funding, entrepreneurial mindset assessments […]

“Like ” it or “Unlike” it…social media is now an important fact of your life. It can help you immensely if you employ the right tools. In a survey, Social Media Examiner found that “nearly all marketers (93%+) who’ve been employing social media marketing for one year or longer report it generates exposure for their […]

Laurel Douglas, CEO of Women’s Enterprise Centre and a director of Women’s Enterprise Organizations of Canada (WEOC), was part of the two-person Canadian delegation at the 2017 Women20 Summit in Berlin, Germany in late April. WEOC is Canada’s only national organization dedicated to supporting women entrepreneurs, and the authority on women’s entrepreneurship in Canada. Douglas […]

When crafting a message about your product or service, it can be difficult to approach it from your customer’s perspective. You might get stuck in the ‘features’ –  talking about yourself – rather than expressing the benefits of your product – the positive outcomes for your customer. This shift from talking about the features of […]

If you are planning to grow your company, now is the time to start exploring export opportunities in the European Union (EU). Recently the European Parliament gave its seal of approval of the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). As Canada’s second largest trading partner, EU offers immense openings to Canadian companies. From the […]

When you are starting a business it’s important to understand the different ways that businesses can be structured and the advantages and disadvantages of each structure to help you determine which one best meets your individual circumstances. The most common structures are sole proprietorships, partnerships and corporations. A sole proprietorship can be used when you […]

If you are a woman entrepreneur exploring your exporting options, now you can access unprecedented support to make connections with Fortune 500 companies in trade missions to the US. You may be eligible to receive funding for a portion of your travel expenses with the CanExport Grant. Make Connections: Join a Trade Mission Join the […]

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