Local support, local impact

From the Island to the Mainland, from the Kootenays to the North, WeBC works alongside you to help increase the success of small women-owned businesses, create jobs, develop networks and promote a diverse, thriving business community. WeBC collaborates with local business service providers, associations and women’s business networks to bring our services to communities throughout BC.

Contact Us to Discuss Partnership Options

Partner with us to support YOUR clients with:

Customized Course Partnerships

WeBC workshops are designed to enhance business capacity and fuel success. Our training adds value to the services you already offer by providing essential business training in a supportive environment for busy women entrepreneurs.

Our training features:

  • Practical, applicable skills that are 100% relevant to the successful operation of a small business
  • A range of subjects proven to be pivotal to small business success and relevant for entrepreneurs in every stage of business
  • Success‐oriented workshops developed by industry experts, many of which feature local business owners as storytellers to add real‐life examples

Our workshops are customized for your needs and each is specifically tailored to the audience—reflecting their demographics, business or professional experience, industry and geographic region.

We work alongside our partners to host and partner on a number of small business events and workshops throughout the year. Show your support for women entrepreneurs with WeBC speakers, panelists, in-kind or promotional support for select events around BC.

Lessen your risk, yet ensure your loan clients get the support they need to move forward with additional funds and wrap-around services. We partner with other lenders to provide business loans and wrap-around support so your clients can access the capital they need.

Bundled with free, ongoing business guidance, training and mentoring, our business loans of up to $150k can help women:

  • Start, grow or buy a business
  • Develop new domestic and international markets
  • Enhance productivity and take advantage of growth opportunities
  • Special considerations for immigrants, youth and Indigenous women are available

You may wish to refer a client to WeBC for services when:

  • You want to share the risk with another lender
  • You can’t advance additional funds but they need financing to move forward

Contact Melanie Rupp, Senior Director, Loans & Advisory Services, to learn more about financing partnerships and referrals.

We’ve been supporting women entrepreneurs to start, grow and sell businesses for nearly three decades. We have an unparalleled understanding of the approaches to business and financing that work for women business owners.

We can provide advisory services, resources, export support, custom mentorship programs and more!

Contact Shauna Harper, CEO, to discuss your needs and see how we can help you make an impact for women entrepreneurs in your community.

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Working together to support women business owners

WeBC and our partners serve as resources for women entrepreneurs to connect, elevate and educate the business community. Together, we create change towards better business, stronger communities and an enhanced business culture for women.

  • Co-founders of the WEB Alliance of Women’s Business Networks
  • Founders of Women’s Enterprise Organizations of Canada
  • Member of the national Taskforce for Women’s Business Growth
  • Provide certification for WBE Canada and WEConnect International

Contact us today to explore our partnership options!

Shauna Harper, CEO
shauna@we-bc.ca

The power of collaboration

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partnerships in 2020/21

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communities reached with our training alone, in 2020/21

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speaking engagements, events and tradeshows, in 2020/21

I talked to the participants after the session and they gave me positive feedback. The facilitator was very knowledgeable and was able to connect to participants immediately. The topic was not easy to digest in one bite and the participants’ business experience was very limited; however, she tailored the session using scenarios based on participants’ experiences and individual needs. I think participants now feel more confident to connect to you after yesterday’s session because they connected on a personal level to your staff.

We really appreciate your time, expertise, and effort into making today a successful workshop.  The feedback from attendees was great! Thank you for helping to connect our community and support our startup ecosystem!

I wanted to personally thank you for taking the time last week to visit our branch and help both myself and my manager better understand the opportunities that are available to our members through WeBC.  I am extremely excited about how this resource can help my members on their paths as entrepreneurs. For many of my members this will be very valuable and, after meeting with you, I have so much confidence in making the referral to you or your team.