Kim Yuen is a Women’s Enterprise Centre Business Advisor, based in our Vancouver office.
Women’s Enterprise Centre is a non-profit organization devoted to helping BC women start, lead and grow their own businesses. We provide business loans, skills training, mentoring, advice and resources from our three offices in Kelowna, Vancouver and Victoria.
As a Business Advisor, Kim is driven with a sense of purpose to help women entrepreneurs achieve their business goals. She helps women business owners overcome challenges in their entrepreneurial journey – from start-up or purchase, to growth, maturity and exit. She is thrilled to put her well-honed business expertise to work as a member of the dedicated team, helping to fuel the success of women entrepreneurs in BC.
Throughout her career, Kim has personally experienced the challenges women entrepreneurs often face. An entrepreneur herself, Kim was a loan client of Women’s Enterprise Centre when she first started her business.
Kim has worked with government agencies, public corporations, franchises, and small- to mid-sized businesses in diverse industries throughout North America. Immediately prior to joining the Women’s Enterprise Centre team, Kim served as Business Advisor at a leading business transition advisory firm where she worked with successful business owners on enhancing the future value of their businesses and optimizing their exit strategies.
Kim’s passion for business first sparked in high school, leading her to pursue a Bachelor of Business Administration from Simon Fraser University (SFU). She wrote her first business plan as a summer intern at Jones Soda Co., for the company’s webstore and shortly after started advising small business as part of SFU’s student consulting business. Kim went on to make a career out of her passion for advising business owners, while also starting her own companies with partners and investors.
Kim lives in Burnaby with her husband, their two adventurous children, and a fun-loving rescued Shih-Tzu. She loves gathering with family and friends – especially when delicious food and drinks are involved. Kim also enjoys travelling and taking in cultures and tastes from around the
world. For balance and health, Kim practices yoga and meditation. She is a champion for mental health and emotional wellbeing. As a way to give back, Kim volunteers at and supports multiple children’s charities, including West Coast Kids Cancer Foundation.
To continually expand her knowledge base and skills, Kim is currently completing her MBA at Laurentian University.