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When you think tech, you might picture a person slumped over the computer, coding until the wee hours of the night. But, in fact, your business might be considered a “tech” venture and you don’t even know it! Why does it matter if you’re a tech entrepreneur? Because BC tech is expanding faster than we […]

Strategic thinking can help you gain insight into your sales process and how you might develop valuable sales strategies. The hard part is usually knowing where to start. The following six questions can help you get started on the strategic thinking process and help you to generate more sales. By asking yourself strategic thinking questions […]

One positive outcome of the past year has been the increased awareness about the importance of supporting our local businesses. Buying locally-made products is no longer a trend and is a welcome lifestyle change. Women’s Enterprise Centre recently signed on as a partner of the Island Good initiative, a licensee program that supports producers on […]

As an owner and operator of a tourism business, I’ve experienced first-hand how quickly events outside of our control can affect a business.  Three years ago, my husband and I purchased a beautiful riverside campground in Northern BC, Salmon Valley Campground.  Our first spring, there were warnings of a 100 year flood and wildfires were […]

Women’s Enterprise Centre is excited to be joining the celebrations for this year’s International Women’s Day (IWD) on March 8. This year’s theme is looking at challenging norms so we can achieve a more inclusive and equal future. After all, women in business are driving change. Here are a few areas in which some incredible […]

To celebrate Black History Month this February, Women’s Enterprise Centre reached out to Nerissa Allen, the President of the Black Business Association of BC. Her organization is on a mission to support Black business owners with the tools and resources they need in their entrepreneurial journey. Nerissa shared information on the work of her organization […]

Carla is sharing her story as part of #WEcreateBC, an initiative of Women’s Enterprise Centre and Forum for Women Entrepreneurs that celebrates women entrepreneurs in BC and the communities who support them. Learn more at wecreatebc.ca My name is Carla Halvorsen, I am a member of the Uchucklesaht Tribe and I grew up in the […]

I began working as the Interim CEO beginning in late March, and I’m thrilled to now be continuing in the ongoing role. Yet, the timing of my transition has been… interesting. Prior to this global pandemic, women entrepreneurs represented 28% of entrepreneurs in Canada, and we were seeing encouraging trends in exporting, business growth, lending […]

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 […]

How are you marketing your business right now? Even a global pandemic shouldn’t stop you from working on your business. Right now is the PERFECT time to ramp up your content marketing and blogging. All those other businesses who relied on “traditional” marketing (flyers, newspapers, ads…etc) will fall behind right now with everyone practicing social […]