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 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.Get Started
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.Get Started
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.
- Check out our Resource Guide for Women Entrepreneurs
- Download our free starting a business checklist
- Looking for financing? You’ll need a business plan – download our free template
- Got an idea but not sure if it has business potential? Evaluate your idea with our great tool
- Battered Women’s Support Services