Author: Kath Britton

Learn how a trade mission works in this blog about the 2019 WBENC Conference

Last month, I got to be part of the Business Women in International Trade trade mission to the WBENC Conference in Baltimore, Maryland. It was a huge success, with a […]

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On August 21, we hosted the Honourable Jim Carr, Minister of International Trade Diversification, for a roundtable to discuss federal programs and services that women business owners can use to […]

Your loan application has been denied – now what? Should you give up on your entrepreneurial dream or re-assess your strategy? As a Business Advisor, I’ve seen hundreds of loan […]

Women are great networkers. While I often experience this at networking events in the city, it’s really when I go on international trade missions that I see just how impressive […]

Depending on the stage your business is in, different types of financing are available. As your business moves along the lifecycle from start-up to a mature business, your risk to […]

This spring, Women’s Enterprise Centre will be supporting women entrepreneurs at learning and networking events at home and abroad. There are opportunities to learn more about Supplier Diversity and how […]

Thinking about growth? Getting into the supply chain of big corporations can boost your business. Getting certified as a Woman Business Owner (WBE) is the first step in the process […]

Many big corporations support diversity in their supply chain. This means that these companies encourage procurement of their supplies from minority or women-owned businesses. Supplier Diversity opens a door of […]

Strategic alliances can lead to business growth when business owners rally to achieve a mutually beneficial outcome.  One recent tourism industry success story is of sixteen operators downtown Nanaimo that […]

Although your financial year-end can be at any time of the year, many businesses have a Dec 31st year end. This means your accountant will have last year’s financial statements […]