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Cathy Kuzel, The Connected Woman

WEC 25TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL This spotlight is part of a new 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 […]

Shop Local Initiatives in BC

Many communities are banding together to support small businesses and each other by creating shop local campaigns and resources! Women’s Enterprise Centre has gathered a list of local initiatives in different regions of BC that can help you get the word out if your business is open, and can also make it easy for you […]

Over the past month, we’ve worked with lots of women entrepreneurs, and we’re starting to see them turn a corner and settle into this new normal. Some are even getting ahead of the curve and embracing some of these changes! If you’re somewhere between surviving and thriving, here are four ways to help you find […]

Whether you’re just starting out, purchasing a business or growing your business, understanding the details of what lenders are looking for can sometimes be difficult. EQUITY Equity is a funny word because it means different things to different people.  Lenders want to see that business owners are contributing and investing in their own company, therefore, […]

If you operate a daycare in BC, you’re likely aware that the BC provincial government is offering Temporary Emergency Funding (TEF) to licensed childcare providers impacted by the Covid-19 outbreak. Below is an overview of what’s available and how to apply for the TEF. Providers who remain open can receive funding to cover roughly 75% […]

How are you marketing your business right now? Even a global pandemic shouldn’t stop you from working on your business. Right now is the PERFECT time to ramp up your content marketing and blogging. All those other businesses who relied on “traditional” marketing (flyers, newspapers, ads…etc) will fall behind right now with everyone practicing social […]

7 ideas to keep your small business going during the pandemic

It’s a scary time right now for many business owners, especially those that have had to close or modify their business to comply with social distancing to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Whether your small business is your full-time income or your growing side hustle, many of us have to figure out how to […]

Laurel Douglas

The WEC Board celebrates fifteen years of service supporting BC women entrepreneurs February 20, 2020 – The Board of Women’s Enterprise Centre has announced that Laurel Douglas is stepping down in early May as CEO of Women’s Enterprise Centre (WEC), to take on a new role in the economic development field. Under Laurel’s leadership since […]

Cash Flow

Whether you’ve done your business planning in a formal written document, on scraps of paper, or if you have your ideas in your head, it’s important to tell the story and then translate it into numbers on your cash flow statement. There are many factors that impact your cash flow. But, to get started, here […]

5 Steps to Help Tackle Your Video Project

Do you have a massive video editing project that you need to complete? You already have the raw video footage but are feeling confused and overwhelmed about what to do next? If so, you’re in luck. In this article we give you a step by step plan for editing and assembling your videos. 1- Identify […]

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