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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 […]

Social responsibility is a common component of many forward-thinking businesses today. Yet, integrating a social purpose into your business can oftentimes seem like a daunting task. How should you contribute your company’s time, talent, or treasure? What cause should your company be aligned with? For many entrepreneurs, these questions are not always easily answered because […]

Social Media 2020: Tips to Start and Stop This Year

A new decade is here, along with dozens of ideas for New Year’s resolutions, and new energy to make this year better than the last. If you run or manage a brand feed for any social media platform, it can be easy to get stuck in the same old habits. If you’re on the resolution […]

5 Peer Mentoring Myths Busted

As the Mentoring Program Manager, I talk to a lot of women business owners. They tell me all the time, “I can only talk to my friends and family so much about my business.” They need someone to bounce ideas off of, to pep them up when they’re spiraling or give them advice when they […]

What is a Development Lender?

Women’s Enterprise Centre (WEC) is a “Development Lender” – but what does that mean? If you’re looking for small business financing, there are lots of options available to you. So, it can be difficult to understand the differences between one lender and another. Development lenders are mandated by the government to help small businesses, and […]

The holiday season is an especially fun time to be part of a women’s clothing store; both the clothing and the accessories magically transform from ordinary, to extra special during this season. As a store owner, you need to make the holiday shopping season fun and easy for your customers. With some simple preparation you […]

Blog post - Vancouver Plays Host to Germany: Trade Mission Recap

When a group of dynamic women entrepreneurs come together for a day of networking, learning and connections, wonderful things can happen. On September 14-20, Women’s Enterprise Organizations of Canada helped to organize an incoming trade mission of about 20 women business owners from VdU, the association of German women entrepreneurs, to Edmonton and Vancouver. To […]