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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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