Workshops for Entrepreneurs

We offer training for women entrepreneurs in BC to help them learn and develop essential business skills to help them succeed in business.

Since 1995, we have hosted over 30,000 people in our seminars and workshops – and 99% of participants rate our training as directly applicable to their business!

Our workshops are designed for busy entrepreneurs and are geared towards women business owners’ learning styles.

View our upcoming workshops below, check out workshops and events from our partner network and sign up for our eBlasts to be notified when a WEC workshop is coming to your area.

Praise for Our Workshops

I am extremely pleased with the quality of the presenters & material covered. In the big world of business, it’s great to be part of this women’s focused enterprise!Speed Marketing Workshop Participant
The speaker was a confident and successful woman – the perfect role model! Additionally, she was very passionate about supplier diversity, which is a concept that I had never heard before, but will completely support and promote as I move forward in my career… Very nicely done! Thank you! Diversity Workshop Participant
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Daiya Anderson
Origin Wines, Penticton
WEC Loan Client

Upcoming Workshops for Entrepreneurs

Below is a list of upcoming workshops where we are involved as workshop presenters, speakers or panelists. Workshops hosted by Women’s Enterprise Centre are highlighted in blue. We hope to see you at one of these informative sessions!

Please see our full events calendar for events and workshops hosted by our partners around the province, or view a list of upcoming seminars and webinars hosted by our partner, Small Business BC.

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February 2020

Small Business BC Awards Gala 2020

February 21 @ 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Vancouver Convention Centre, 1055 Canada Place
Vancouver, BC V6C 0C3 Canada
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Women's Enterprise Centre is a proud Community Sponsor of the SBBC Awards! Enjoy dinner, drinks, and networking with BC’s top business owners, industry leaders and government officials as we announce the winners of the 17th Annual Small Business BC Awards sponsored by Canada Post. Take in glittering views of Vancouver Harbour and the north shore mountains from the award-winning Vancouver Convention Centre. Work the room at our networking reception and meet some of the most influential people in business! Congratulate…

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Abbotsford Trade Accelerator Program Application Deadline

February 24
Quality Hotel Abbotsford Conference Centre, 36035 North Parallel Rd.
Abbotsford, BC Canada
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Women’s Enterprise Centre is a proud Supporting Sponsor of the Trade Accelerator Program! New trade agreements and a competitive Canadian dollar make it an ideal time to extend your company's reach through the export of goods and services. World Trade Centre Vancouver has successfully delivered Canada's Trade Accelerator Program (TAP), in B.C. since 2017. The Trade Accelerator Program is designed to help SMEs TAP into their full export potential. It has a proven track record helping participants get results. Just…

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IDEaS Program for Innovators

February 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm

Are you an innovator? Regardless if you are working from your home, an academic in a university lab or a scientist in a small or a major corporation, the Innovation for Defence, Excellence and Security (IDEaS) program is looking for your solutions to help resolve defence and security challenges. IDEaS will support the development of solutions from their conceptual stage, through prototype testing and capability development. The program includes several elements that promote collaboration between innovators, provides developmental resources and provides opportunities…

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March 2020

Breaking Barriers to Growth for Women Entrepreneurs: Supporting Female Entrepreneurship and Business Growth

March 5 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Webinar or Small Business BC, 601 W Cordova St
Vancouver, BC Canada
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In 2019, Women’s Enterprise Centre surveyed their clients and found 49 per cent didn’t know how to maximize the growth and potential of their business. Only 2 per cent of women-owned businesses reach revenues of $1 million, while only 29 per cent of women surveyed reported being satisfied with reaching their business goals. Amid these figures one thing becomes clear. There’s a gap between women entrepreneurs’ economic potential and their achievement. It’s time to bridge that gap. In celebration of…

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Budgeting for Your Business: The Ins and Outs of Cash Flow Webinar

March 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

This is the first session in a three-part Financial Fitness Webinar Series, presented by Women’s Enterprise Centre. If you run a business, you need to know when cash will be going in and out. With cash in the bank, you can buy the supplies you need to fulfill your next big sale, deal with unexpected or forgotten expenses and make sure YOU get paid at the end of the day. Setting up your cash flow management system is step one for…

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Financial Statements 101: Balance Sheets and Income Statements

March 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

This is the second session in a three-part Financial Fitness Webinar Series hosted by Women’s Enterprise Centre.  If you’re just starting a business and are generating revenue, now is the time to set yourself up for success by getting a clear understanding of the basic financials of your business. Join us on March 18 for an introductory-level session to help you feel more confident talking about your numbers and making financial decisions. You’ll learn how to: Relate your personal dollars to your…

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Know Your Numbers: Key Indicators to Monitor Your Financial Position Webinar

March 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

This is the final session in a three-part Financial Fitness Webinar Series hosted by Women’s Enterprise Centre. This webinar will help you to calculate key ratios and figure out what those numbers are telling you about your own business. Dawn will explain basic financial principles that you can use to inform your decision-making on a daily basis, and answer your questions so you can feel more confident discussing your numbers. This session is designed for women who have a solid understanding of…

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