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

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.

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advice

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.

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mentors

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.

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     Training Programs for Entrepreneurs

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

Financial Fitness Series, Session 2 | Financial Statements: Balance Sheets & Income Statements

DATE & TIME2022-08-18 @ 10:00 - 11:30

LOCATION

online

Financial Fitness Series, Session 3 | Know Your Numbers: 4 Key Ratios and What They Can Tell You

DATE & TIME2022-08-25 @ 10:00 - 11:30

LOCATION

online

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...

FREE
Managing Your Financials

Backlinks: How to Use Link Building to I...

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

FREE
Marketing & Market Research

How to Write an Effective Marketing Plan

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

FREE
Human Resources (HR)

Employees or Independent Contractors?

One of the questions that business operators frequently ask is: “Should I hire this person as an employee or an independent...

FREE
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...

FREE
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 goi...

FREE

Other offerings

business-plan

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. After completing this workbook, you will have a marketing plan and budget for the next 12 months!

financial

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.

CLIENT STORIES

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.

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