Loan Clients

Women’s Enterprise Centre has assisted over 50,000 B.C. women start, grow and succeed in their small businesses! Here are some examples of the women we’ve worked with, and their stories of start-up and growth.

Angela Nagy, GreenStep Solutions Inc., Kelowna

Angela Nagy

Angela Nagy is a trail blazer. As the CEO and co-founder of GreenStep Solutions, she leads a team of energy experts and green business professionals whose core mission is to make the world a better place by helping businesses reduce their carbon footprint. An award winning business, GreenStep helps organizations to measure, reduce and report […]

Brienna Remes & Laura Von Krosigk, Building Blocks Educational Childcare, Kelowna

Brienna Remes & Laura Von Krosigk

It was an English teaching assignment in China that sparked a business idea in Brienna Remes. She saw the benefits of the early education system in the country and wanted to incorporate the best elements into a childcare centre back home. When she returned to Kelowna she opened Building Blocks, a daycare with a focus […]

Carolyn Williams, The Bar Method, Vancouver

Carolyn Williams

Carolyn Williams has always enjoyed staying fit. When she was living in California she discovered “The Bar Method“and fell in love with the exercise program. She missed it after her move to Vancouver and decided to bring the workout program to the city. She opened her first “The Bar Method” studio in October, 2010. She […]

Kim Steinhausen, Techniks Hair Studio, North Vancouver

Kim Steinhausen

After working as a professional hairstylist for over 20 years, Kim Steinhausen was looking for the right time to launch her own hair studio. It was a dream come true when she opened the doors to her business, Techniks Hair Studio in North Vancouver in September, 2008. Techniks Hair Studio is now a full service […]

Heather Davis, Stellar Gem Services, Kelowna

Heather Davis

From a former commanding officer of a Canadian Forces unit to becoming an expert gemmologist, it has been an interesting journey for Heather Davis, owner of Stellar Gem Services (SGS) in Kelowna. Building on her original focus of goldsmithing and jewellery repair services including ring resizing, ring prong retipping, pearl restringing, and watch battery replacement, […]

Kyla Dufresne, The Foxy Box, Victoria

Kyla Dufresne

Kyla Dufresne has always admired business owners, idolizing them like rock stars. Entrepreneurial by nature, she started early and soon found her calling in the wonderful world of waxing. She started Foxy Box in 2012 when she found the need for a go-to place to be waxed in the Victoria area. What began as a […]

Chantel Delaney, Sprout Grocery, Kimberley

Chantel Delaney

It was Chantel Delaney’s dream to have her own business. After many years of working with other businesses, she knew she had the experience, energy, and motivation to be an entrepreneur. When the opportunity came up, she took the plunge and bought Sprout Grocery in 2015. With a strategy of making the business more diverse […]

Rachel Paish, Passion and Performance, Victoria

Rachel Paish

“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” – Confucius Rachel Paish did just that by turning her love for dancing into a successful business, Passion and Performance dance studio. She offers classes for all dance backgrounds, bodies, abilities and budgets. She also does costume designing, […]

Sarah Adamson, Fuze Food, Invermere

Sarah Adamson

Sarah Adamson always wanted to own a restaurant. She took the first step towards realising her dream when she launched Fuze Food as a small “Food Trailer.” Her husband helped her design a small custom kitchen on a flat deck trailer that she could tow around to festivals and events for the summers. Living in […]

Anna Iskra, Wharfhouse Business Services Ltd., Nelson

Anna Iskra

It was a dream come true for Anna Iskra when she moved from Calgary in 2006 to raise her family in beautiful Nelson, BC. Entrepreneurial by nature, she bought Wharfhouse Business Services Ltd. Over the last 10 years she has expanded her services and clientele providing full spectrum of cloud bookkeeping and accounting services for […]