Resources for Women Entrepreneurs in BC

Are you a woman entrepreneur looking to start or grow a business in British Columbia? Small Business BC strives to provide support for everyone wanting to start their own business. Here is a list of resources in different areas dedicated to female entrepreneurship.

Starting a Business

Small Business BC

At Small Business BC we offer a range of business resources and tools for those starting a business – we’re proud to have helped thousands of small businesses start in British Columbia. We offer several supports to female entrepreneurs looking to start or grow a business.


A non-profit organization devoted to helping BC women start, lead and grow their own business. They provide business skills training, personalized business advice, mentoring, practical business resources and a supportive community for women business owners.

Forum for Women Entrepreneurs

Empower women entrepreneurs to overcome barriers and challenges that women face in today’s economy. From learning about raising capital, to developing a pitch, growing one’s HR, sales, leadership skills and more, they support women entrepreneurs leading business at any stage, of any size and industry, anywhere in Canada.

Government of Canada – Women Entrepreneurship Strategy

The Government of Canada’s Women Entrepreneurship Strategy is a government-wide approach to helping women grow their businesses through access to financing, talent, networks and expertise.

Canadian Trade Commissioner – Funding Programs for Business Women

Learn the various funding programs dedicated to helping women entrepreneurs start and grow a small business.

Mentorship and Support

Women in Leadership

A dynamic group of people passionate about inspiring women to be their best and celebrating their unique talents and successes. They believe that women all can learn from, inspire and encourage each other through all stages of lives.

Young Women in Business

A community for emerging female leaders and young professionals who want to create their own success.

The Connected Woman

A community for emerging female leaders and young professionals who want to create their own success.

Women in Biz Network

WIBN connects and empowers entrepreneurial and professional women through membership, mentorship, workshops, conferences and online learning.


Mompreneurs exist to give members a platform to network with other women entrepreneurs and local businesses. They also provide virual and in-person events where women can learn, connect, and gain exposure for their entrepreneurial efforts.

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