Supporting every stage of your small business journey

We provide support for women business owners to start, develop, lead and sell businesses. After 26 years of operating as Women’s Enterprise Centre, we are now WeBC.


 

Start

Turning your dream into a business?

Access support and guidance to navigate the early stages, and make key decisions.

STARTING MY BUSINESS

Develop

Up and running?

Build your skills and confidence in the key areas of your business.

DEVELOPING MY BUSINESS

Grow

Ready to take your business to the next level?

Find financing and resources to expand your business and explore new markets.

GROWING MY BUSINESS

What we offer

We provide a range of business support services and funding options to help you start, develop, lead or sell your small business. From essential business skills to personalized business advice, we know the right questions to ask and the right resources to connect you with.

  • WEBC Financing
  • WEBC Mentoring
  • WEBC Skills development
  • WEBC Advisory services
LEARN HOW WeBC CAN SUPPORT YOU
BUY LOCAL THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

#WeFundBC and so can you!

When you shop local, you fund a friend, a dream and community! Join us between November 19 and December 19 to share your woman-owned goods, support a friend and win.

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APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN FOR WINTER 2023

Learn to communicate with confidence

Taking the Stage® is a powerful program to help women achieve a confident leadership presence, and we’re hosting groups in Vernon, Prince George, Salmon Arm and Nanaimo!

APPLY NOW
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ONLY 8 SPOTS AVAILABLE PER GROUP

Apply Now to Join a Peer Mentoring Group

Intake on now for the Kootenays, the Lower Mainland, arts and culture businesses in Nelson, and Food and Beverage businesses all over BC.

APPLY NOW
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FREE SELLING TO GOVERNMENT SERIES

Learn Tips to Bid on Government Contracts

Join us for a deep dive into the bidding process so you can spend less time looking for opportunities and more time growing your business.

REGISTER FREE
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MARKETING WEBINAR SERIES

Real World Marketing: From TikTok to Tradeshows

Join Cathy Burrell for a Fireside Chat with marketing professionals and business owners who will share their experience with different marketing tactics.

 

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FREE BUSINESS LOAN INFO SESSION

Learn About the WEOC National Loan Fund

Join us for a special info session to ask your questions about this program, which provides business loans up to $50k for women and non-binary entrepreneurs.

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DECEMBER IN THE WECAFÉ

Learn How to Import Raw Materials

Join us to learn how to source the materials, get an overview of regulations and avoid common mistakes.

REGISTER FREE
SPECIAL PROGRAMS

Access a line of credit up to $20k, or a loan of up to $100k

With the Unity Women Entrepreneurs Program, you can access financing from Vancity with wrap-up around support from WeBC!

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Upcoming events

We host virtual and in-person events and workshops throughout the year, along with our partners around BC.

Business Loan Info Session: Learn About the WEOC Loan Program

DATE & TIME December 6 @ 12:00 pm to December 6 @ 12:00 pm

LOCATION Phone-In Session

FREE Starting a Business Info Session | Part 2: How to Make Your Business Official

DATE & TIME December 7 @ 12:00 pm to December 7 @ 12:00 pm

LOCATION Webinar

Bidding Best Practices: Strong Strategies for Small Business

DATE & TIME December 8 @ 10:00 am to December 8 @ 10:00 am

LOCATION Webinar

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FEATURED entrepreneurs

Ariss Grutter and Tess Gobeil, Awl Together Leather, Vancouver

Ariss Grutter and Tess Gobeil’s joint venture, Awl Together Leather is more than just a custom leatherwork and shoe repair studio.

Offering a wide range of services related to leather including alterations and repairs as well as small goods production, the pair is dedicated to building a community hub where people from all walks of life can connect and learn the art of leatherworking in a safe environment.

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