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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 […]

The program offers financing of up to $150K interest-free for six months, business support and mentoring opportunities to women entrepreneurs Monday, June 22, 2020, Unceded territories of Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations/Vancouver B.C. — In partnership with Women’s Enterprise Centre, Vancity today launched the Unity Women Entrepreneurs Program to support women entrepreneurs impacted by COVID-19. […]

On June 10, we hosted social media consultant, Jennifer Kolbuc who shared tips on how to deliver content that engages your followers while saving time in the process. You can listen to the complete webinar recording here. Read below Jennifer’s blog on why a Content Calendar is important for social media success. Just as social […]

My husband and I purchased a food manufacturing business at the end of fall 2019 and launched it on December 1. After one month of training by the previous owner, we thought we knew everything about our business. And we were so wrong!! We faced many challenges. The good part is we learned a lot […]

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 […]