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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January 2020

Grow Your Business So It’s Right for You Webinar

January 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Enthusiastic about growing your business but not sure where to focus your energy? Do you want to increase sales or profits with innovative new products or services or more customers? Feeling overwhelmed about making ‘good’ decisions? Looking for a confidence boost? If this sounds like you, join us to ignite your business growth this year! This interactive webinar is designed to help you build your business so it’s right for YOU! You can have it ‘all’, whatever your ‘all’ is.…

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Tri-Cities Trade Accelerator Program Application Deadline

January 28
Executive Plaza Hotel, 405 North Rd.
Coquitlam, 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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February 2020

Her Own Boss: Financial Understanding

February 4 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Kiwassa Neighbourhood House, 2425 Oxford Street
Vancouver, BC Canada
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Women's Enterprise Centre is excited to facilitate this workshop, which is organized by the Women’s Economic Council to support newcomer women in their journey to be self-employed. Even if you use a bookkeeper and/or accountant, it is imperative that you understand the financial side of your business. This introductory‐level guide takes you through practical exercises to help you understand the type of information financial statements provide. About the presenter: Melanie Rupp, MBA, is the Director, Loans & Advisory Services for…

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Vancouver Small Business Information Expo (SBIE) 2020

February 6 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews
Vancouver, BC V6Z 2W3 Canada
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Women's Enterprise Centre is excited to be an exhibitor at this event - come say Hi to Melanie at our table! Join us and more than 60 exhibitors supporting small business for six 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 Vancouver business or looking to go global. We’ll be talking financing, labour market, innovation, government…

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Kelowna Women in Business Rise Awards Nomination Deadline

February 7
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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Feb 11 Webinar | Making an Impact: Corporate Social Responsibility for Small Business

February 11 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) may seem like a commitment made by large corporations, but the practice of building a positive impact into your business plan can be done at any size. Besides your core offerings, what do you care about? Supporting other local businesses, alleviating homelessness, minimizing your environmental impact? Besides the feel-good social, environmental and economic effects of giving back, CSR can also help you attract employees and investors, build your brand and foster a stronger community around your…

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Abbotsford Trade Accelerator Program

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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