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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.

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Watch the recording of our International Women's Day Panel Discussion

This year, we’re focusing our International Women’s Day panel discussion on the ways we can work to #BreakTheBias in the workplace and create a level playing field for women. Join our panel of powerful women for this fascinating discussion and learn how they are making a difference and setting new standards in the workplace. Before taking part, download our companion handout.

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Check Out Our Resource List for Women 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 Women-Owned Businesses

Helping to create conditions for Indigenous women entrepreneurs to thrive is the single most natural, fast and effective pathway to economic reconciliation in our country.

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.

Teara Fraser

Teara Fraser

What really appeals to me as a business owner is the ability to actualize my values and turn it into a business that impacts people’s lives in a positive way.

Michelle Ng is the founder of Vancouver Foodie Tours and the Granville Island Delivery Co. She’s on a mission to bring people together and uncover the common ground that unites us all through food.

Michelle Ng

Other Ways Small Business BC Can Help Your Business


Small Business BC provides practical business education tailored for small businesses right here in BC. Whether you need help starting your business, hiring employees, managing operations, or anything else, Small Business BC is here to help. View our full calendar of business education.


Sign up for Small Business BC’s newsletter and be the first to discover our latest news, special offers, and practical resources for your small business. Sign up now, it’s free and easy!


Starting a business? Start with Small Business BC’s comprehensive list of free downloadable resources. We’ve got everything covered, from business plan templates, cash flow forecasting and our starting a business checklist. View Resources.


Join our free online hub of BC-based small businesses and reach a province-wide audience of engaged customers that are passionate about small business. Sign up now.


Our self-directed E-Learning courses are available anytime, anywhere. Each on-demand course consists of bite-sized topics filled with features like readings, handouts, videos and quizzes. Discover our range of E-Learning education today.


We respectfully acknowledge our place of work is within the ancestral, traditional and unceded territories of the Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səl̓ilwətaʔɬ/sel̓ílwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) and that we serve the Peoples of the many Nations throughout British Columbia.