Developing Your Business

Building a business and need advice, resources, skill development or financing? We’re here to help.

Turning ideas into a profitable business

Many entrepreneurs with a great idea and an early stage business struggle to translate that into an established or growing business. WeBC provides support, training, and guidance to help navigate and surpass the challenges faced when developing and leading a business.

Programs and services to develop your business


Capital to fuel your business

We provide loans up to $150k to upgrade your equipment, purchase inventory and enhance your business. Our holistic approach means you receive complimentary guidance from a Business Advisor, plus training and mentoring to support each aspect of your business.



Advice when you need it

Venturing into new territory as you hire employees? Wondering how to increase your profit margins? With each stage of business comes new questions, and our advisors are a call away.



Mentors and peer networks

You are in business for yourself—not by yourself. It takes a village to build a business, and our mentoring programs connect you with a network of like-minded business owners with whom you can share, learn and grow.


     Training Programs for Entrepreneurs

Gain the skills to build the business behind your vision in our interactive workshops.

Indigenous and Community Business Plan Workshop in Lytton

DATE & TIME July 25 @ 10:00 am to July 25 @ 10:00 am


Trade Accelerator Program – Creative Industries Cohort

DATE & TIME October 2 @ 8:30 am to October 2 @ 8:30 am

LOCATION BCIT Downtown Campus

Our Top Free Resources to Guide You

Hiring and need to figure out HR? Need to expand your sales and marketing efforts? Our resource section is rich with guides, webinar recordings and more to help.

Managing Your Financials

Keep Pointed Towards Profit

Why do some business owner/managers hit the profit target more often than others? They do it because they keep their operatio...

Managing Your Financials

Backlinks: How to Use Link Building to Improve Your SEO

Link building is the practice of getting other websites to link back to yours. It’s an important SEO strategy that helps yo...

Marketing & Market Research

How to Write an Effective Marketing Plan

A good, effective marketing plan is an invaluable tool for any business owner, whether you are just starting your new enterpr...

Marketing & Market Research

Six Keys to Common Sense Marketing

While developing marketing strategy requires considerable research and thought on the part of the entrepreneur, it’s not ro...

Growing Your Business

Cash Flow Template

This Cash Flow Template is a simple excel file that allows you to forecast your cash flow—the money coming in and going out...

Growing Your Business

HR for Small Business: Free On-Demand Course

WeBC is delighted to present this self-paced course to help small business owners hire, train and lead their teams! “HR for...


Other offerings

woman business owner taking an online course

On-Demand SMART Programs from WeBC

With our SMART Programs, you can expand your knowledge on topics like HR, Financial Fitness and Marketing through self-paced learning, plus gain wrap-around support through advisory services and resiliency training.

Thanks to funding from the Government of Canada’s Women Entrepreneurship Strategy, our SMART Programs are free for a limited time!

Woman business owner

Focused Marketing Workbook

Learn how to write a marketing plan for your business so it’s worth the effort! In this guide, you’ll learn about marketing basics, and work through a series of exercises to create a custom marketing plan for your business.


Financial Understanding for Small Business Workbook

Your shoebox may have worked when you first launched, but once you’re up and running it’s key to understand the financial side of your business. This introductory-level resource takes you through practical exercises to help you understand the type of information financial statements provide and how they can help you make better business decisions.


Kate Pierre, Kate&Frances, Vancouver

With more than just fashion and function in mind, Kate aims to provide customers with a platform to express themselves, to go out into the world as their best selves, empowering them to do the things they love.

Using zero-waste pattern drafting techniques, Kate ensures there is minimal fabric waste during the manufacturing process. Kate also hopes to better represent reality by incorporating more people of colour into her photo shoots.