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Business Resources for Women Entrepreneurs

Women entrepreneurs play a vital role in growing the Canadian economy, contributing an estimated $148 billion annually while employing millions of workers. In British Columbia, women entrepreneurs make up over 40 per cent of all small businesses.

Interested in joining this rapidly growing cohort? We’ve compiled both online and offline resources for female entrepreneurs to help you navigate the small business world.

Listen to Our Breaking Barriers to Growth Webinar

Listen to the recording of this informative webinar as the panelists cover topics such as the business case for increasing, women-owned businesses, importance of mentorship, education/skills development and training opportunities, overcoming unconscious bias, and supplier-diversity programs.

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Read our dedicated resource list for Female Entrepreneurs

Check out our resource guide for women in business - whether you're looking to start/grow a business, or see the latest programs/mentorship this will give you an idea of what's available.

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Read our 10 Step Guide to Starting a Business

Unsure of where to begin? Covering everything from finance to registering your business name, our 10 Step Guide lists all the major items you'll need to account for when starting your own business.

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Hear from the women who have made it happen

Marissa - Eat The Dishes

Sick of the waste inherent in the food truck business, Marissa Bergeron knew she could do better. She founded Eat the Dishes, a food truck with the potential to revolutionize the mobile food business.

Stefanie Grieser - Shine Bootcamp

Working as an event organizer, Stefanie Grieser noticed the lack of female representation among conference speakers. As one of the three founders of Shine Bootcamp, she decided to address this imbalance.

Teara Fraser - Iskwew Air

While she may not wear a cape, Teara Fraser fits plenty of the criteria for a modern superhero. As founder and CEO of Iskwew Air, she regularly takes to the skies. And, she’s about to feature as a character in a DC Comics graphic novel.

Other things to check out

If you’re looking to start a business – take your time and do your research – we’ve created some free business tools to help you assess your ideas and make sure you’re business ready.

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