Growing your Business

Make the growth decisions that are right for you.

There's a lot to think about when growing your business.  It's not always easy to overcome the many challenges you face, and sometimes it helps to have an objective set of eyes to work with you. That's where Women's Enterprise Centre resources and Business Advisors come in.

Our team understands and relates to the unique circumstances of women business owners. Our experienced business advisors can provide you with tools and confidence through a supportive, individual and practical approach. We offer advice for business challenges and growth strategies, as well as marketing and financial issues.

Ways to grow your Business


Increased sales or profits are the usual things that come to mind when one says business growth. Business growth, however, may also mean changing to maintain current sales or profits. For example, you may need to grow new clients because a major, steady client has left. You may need to introduce new products or services or stop offering some current ones based on changes in market demands. In both these cases you may not be increasing your sales or profits, just changing your business to maintain what you have.  Growth can also mean entering into a mutually beneficial partnership or gaining access to new markets regionally, nationally or internationally.

WEConnect Canada

WEConnect Canada
delivers the leading international qualification or certification standard for women-owned businesses. Certified firms that are at least 51% owned, managed and controlled by women are connected with the growing global demand from corporations and the public sector for diverse and innovative suppliers. The organization partners with corporations, associations, governments, women entrepreneurs and their supporters, and is affiliated with a global certification network for women-owned enterprises. In addition to certification, WEConnect Canada delivers education, training, coaching and mentoring programs that are essential for Canadian women business enterprises to bid successfully on large contracts.

Further Resources


Information and resources for operating your business can be found by visiting our on-line resource library. Some topics to consider include marketing, operations, financial management and growth.