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Growing Your Business

Building your brand, keeping up with demand, or expanding your vision? We’re here to help.

The support you need for growth

Entrepreneurs are visionaries by nature, so once your business is established you’re likely ready to expand your impact. Yet, the same strategies you used to launch your business may not be serving you at this new stage, and you may need to create space to work on your business and not just in it.

Developing a growth strategy that is sustainable requires a new set of skills and strategies—it’s not an option to simply work more! You need a team, and we’re behind you every step of the way.

From the funding you need to grow your business to our experts who are experienced in scaling companies, we help take your business to the next level.

Programs and services to grow your business

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Financing for growth

Growing your business takes capital and our loan programs provide the cash you need to fuel growth for your small business. With our flexible lending criteria, we look beyond the numbers to get you through the cash flow crunch. And we back you up with wrap-around advisory services, training and mentoring to expand your business.

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Advice when you need it

Need to understand tax and other implications of selling internationally? Trying to figure out your supply chain? Our advisors have breadth and depth of experience in growing businesses and are a call away when you have questions.

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Mentors and peer networks

You are in business for yourself – not by yourself. If it takes a village to build a business then WeBC is a great place to build a community for insights and advice.

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Training Programs for Growing Businesses

Gain the skills to take your business to the next level.

Learn About Investor Speak™: Program Info Session

DATE & TIME April 18 @ 10:00 am to April 18 @ 10:00 am

LOCATION Webinar

Free WeBC Business Loan Info Session

DATE & TIME April 23 @ 12:00 pm to April 23 @ 12:00 pm

LOCATION Webinar

Fireside Chat: Grow a Profitable Business with a Positive Impact

DATE & TIME April 23 @ 10:00 am to April 23 @ 10:00 am

LOCATION Webinar

Our Top Free Resources to Guide You

Our resource centre is rich with guides and templates to build a strategic growth plan.

Growing Your Business

Growing Your Business Resource Guide

A guide to decision-making and resources Increased sales or profits are the usual things that come to mind when one says busi...

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Growing Your Business

Strategic Planning for the Growing Business

To many people, strategic planning is something meant only for big businesses, but it is equally applicable to small business...

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Managing Your Financials

Worksheet: Find Your Funding Path

A Step-by-Step Guide to Matching Your Funding Options With Your Needs If you’re looking for funding to realize your busines...

FREE
Growing Your Business

Step-by-Step Guide to Exporting

From the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service The Step-by-Step Guide to Exporting will help you get your business export-read...

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Growing Your Business

Social Procurement and Women Business Owners

If your business is least 51% owned, managed and controlled by a woman then you qualify as a diverse supplier in Canada. What...

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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...

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Other offerings

Equity Financing & Venture Capital

If you’re looking for sources of money to start or grow your business, then you’ve likely considered family and friends, business loans, or grants. Another source often overlooked by women is equity financing through angel investments and venture capital.

Equity financing can be a valuable piece of your funding puzzle. When combined with other sources of financing, it allows you to leverage your resources and accelerate your business growth.

Learn how you can complete your funding puzzle with support on speaking to investors and securing equity capital!

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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!

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Certify as a Diverse Supplier

If your business is at least 51% owned, managed and controlled by a woman then you qualify as a diverse supplier in Canada. This means you can access new supply chain opportunities to take your business to the next level.

You can either certify your business through a third-party certification process (for a fee) or by self-registering (for free!). WeBC is a partner of WBE Canada and WEConnect International, and we help to facilitate the certification process for clients in BC.

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Trade and Export Support for Women Business Owners

Whether you’re new to exporting or seasoned in international trade, we can provide guidance, access to financing and training so you can feel confident entering new markets and minimize your risk. We have dedicated export advisors who work with you one-on-one to help you navigate the red tape for your specific business, then connect you with our international network of partners when you’re ready to accelerate your growth. We work closely with partners, such as Business Women in International Trade (BWIT) to make connections on trade missions throughout North America.

CLIENT STORIES

Kate Pierre, Kate&Frances, Vancouver

Driven by a desire for comfortable, functional clothing, Kate Pierre founded Kate&Frances, a sustainable fashion label in 2017.

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.

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