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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 […]

One question that comes up quite often working as a social media consultant, is, “Do I need to use social media to promote my brand?” The short answer: it depends. The longer answer is that it depends on your marketing objectives, your target audience, and how much time and money you’re willing to invest. There […]

With an entrepreneurial mindset comes a knack for finding opportunity in seemingly unrelated events, including solutions, services, or products that fit the moment. This has been especially evident during the coronavirus pandemic where a need for alternative work arrangements and diversification of income sources has fueled a burst of freelancing, entrepreneurship and new business ideas. […]

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 […]

July 29, 2020- The Board of Women’s Enterprise Centre has announced Jill Earthy as the incoming CEO. Jill is an experienced mission driven leader with deep knowledge of the entrepreneurial ecosystem and has been supporting women entrepreneurs throughout her career. Most recently, Jill has been accelerating the advancement of female leaders and entrepreneurs through her […]

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 some awesome writing prompts for your social media content calendar. Social media is […]

Government of Canada to invest $8.3 million in western Canadian women entrepreneurs Edmonton, Alberta, July 16, 2020 – Western Economic Diversification Canada Canadian women entrepreneurs are contributing to the economic success of our communities. At the same time, they have unique and systemic hurdles to overcome when starting and growing a business, and have been […]

If you are an exporter or thinking of exporting to the United States of America(USA), you may have heard of the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) which came into effect on July 1, 2020. As the US is the biggest market for Canadian goods, the agreement has a deep impact on Canadian exporters since it provides […]

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. […]