Author: Women's Enterprise Centre

In an age where your business’ online presence is one of your most important assets, it’s important to market your business online the right way, especially when you’re spending money on it. Google Ads are a great way to reach both new and existing customers while they’re searching for products or services similar to the […]

To celebrate Black History Month this February, Women’s Enterprise Centre reached out to Nerissa Allen, the President of the Black Business Association of BC. Her organization is on a mission to support Black business owners with the tools and resources they need in their entrepreneurial journey. Nerissa shared information on the work of her organization […]

With over 1 billion Instagram users worldwide, this social media platform can be an important tool in promoting your business. By establishing a strong visual presence you can reach new customers, grow your audience and engage with existing clients. Here are a few tips and tricks to help you maximize your social presence on Instagram. […]

We all try our best to ensure that the companies that we work for align with our values and that are of interest to us personally. This not only makes doing our jobs easier because of our vested interests, but also allows us to more authentically represent the company’s brand.  While it’s important to represent […]

Carla is sharing her story as part of #WEcreateBC, an initiative of Women’s Enterprise Centre and Forum for Women Entrepreneurs that celebrates women entrepreneurs in BC and the communities who support them. Learn more at wecreatebc.ca My name is Carla Halvorsen, I am a member of the Uchucklesaht Tribe and I grew up in the […]

Non-profit says Directors’ diverse experiences will benefit women entrepreneurs throughout BC Women’s Enterprise Centre (WEC) has announced the appointment of three new members to their Board of Directors: Pilar Portela in Kaslo, Trish Mandewo in Coquitlam, and Brandi Wingrove in Vancouver. Women’s Enterprise Centre is a non-profit organization that provides business loans, advisory services, training, […]

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WEC 25TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL This spotlight is part of a series in celebration of the 25th anniversary of Women’s Enterprise Centre! Our impact would not be possible without our volunteers, partners and clients so we’re sharing the stories of some of the women who have played a part in our success. Sign up for our […]

WEC 25TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL This spotlight is part of a series in celebration of the 25th anniversary of Women’s Enterprise Centre! Our impact would not be possible without our volunteers, partners and clients so we’re sharing the stories of some of the women who have played a part in our success. Sign up for our […]

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BC-based organization recognized as using ‘Business as a Force for Good’ from INSEAD Women’s Enterprise Centre (WEC), a BC-based non-profit organization, has been honoured with a national award for its work supporting women entrepreneurs to start, lead and grow their own businesses in BC. Women’s Enterprise Centre provides business loans, advisory services, training, mentoring and […]

You have a great idea, and you wonder why no one has thought of it yet. Before you start filling out loan applications or renting office space, ask yourself some tough questions – and be prepared to do your homework. 1. Do you have what it takes to be your own boss? To manage a […]

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