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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November 2019

LinkUp 2019 Adapt & Innovate: The Future of Local Business

November 20 @ 7:30 am - 3:30 pm
Coast Hotel Conference Centre, 1250 Rogers Way
Kamloops, BC Canada
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LinkUp is back for the 4th year, and 2019 is bringing the most exciting event to date! We wanted to do things a bit different, while still maintaining the same goals: to connect Kamloops entrepreneurs to all the resources and programs available to make them successful. That’s why with this year’s theme, Adapt and Innovate: The Future of Local Business, we are connecting entrepreneurs to resources they need to innovate or expand their business, as well as giving an inside…

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Surrey Small Business Information Expo

November 21 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Surrey City Hall, 13450 104 Avenue
Surrey, BC V3T 1V8
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Your business. Your move. The 2019 Surrey Small Business Information Expo (SBIE) is here to help you. We’ll have four hours of the things you need to know before you make your next move. All businesses are welcome - from pre-startup to established business looking to grow, whether you are a local Surrey business or looking to go global. We’ll be talking financing, labour market, government support programs, and doing business with the city, with the province and feds, and…

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The Time Is Now: Scotiabank Women Initiative

November 22 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
The Barn Owl Brewery, 4629 Lakeshore Rd.
Kelowna, BC Canada
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The Scotiabank Women Initiative™ is a comprehensive program that enables women to take their businesses to the next level through access to capital, support from senior business leaders and education tailored to their needs. You're invited to join us on November 21 and hear from our panelists: Panelist #1 – Laurel Douglas, CEO - Women Enterprise Centre Panelist #2 – Jennifer Crookes, CPA Manager - Crowe MacKay LLP Panelist #3 – Samantha Barker, Associate - Farris LLP Panelist #4 –…

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How to Export Your Services to New Markets

November 25 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Webinar or Small Business BC, 601 W Cordova St
Vancouver, BC Canada
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Ready to increase your customer base and sell your services outside British Columbia? Just because you’re a service business doesn’t mean you can’t export. In fact, service-based businesses often have fewer barriers to overcome to become export ready. Join us for this FREE interactive seminar and start finding customers outside of B.C. We’ll discuss finding the right markets to enter, what to include in your contracts and how to handle international travel when finding a new client or working on…

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February 2020

Kelowna Women in Business Rise Awards Nomination Deadline

February 7, 2020
Kelowna Kelowna, BC Canada + Google Map

Women's Enterprise Centre is delighted to be a judge for the first annual Rise Awards! We all know someone deserving of recognition; nominate them! Recognizing the need to shine a spotlight on the amazing women and people in our community, the inaugural Rise Awards will debut two new awards up for grabs: Woman Of The Year, and Change Maker. Woman of The Year – Open to any female business owner or corporate professional, living and working in the immediate Kelowna area;…

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