WeBC – Supporting Every Stage of Your Small Business Journey

WeBC - Supporting Every Stage of Your Small Business Journey

WeBC is a non-profit organization that has supported women’s entrepreneurship across the state for over 25 years. They have worked with local partners to provide business loans and experience, resources, training, and partner network support to thousands of entrepreneurs to help their businesses bloom to their full potential. 

WeBC’s team of business consultants, facilitators, volunteers, and mentors are passionate about providing the community, the training, and tools they need and celebrating their daring initiative. They bring extensive experience and expertise from various sectors of finance and marketing to technology and export. Being former business owners, their consultants draw on their personal business experience to understand your concerns and needs. If you need an expert opinion or attention to an event, WeBC makes sure that you are never alone in your journey of becoming an entrepreneur.

WeBC’s Story in Brief

Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD) recognized significant gaps when it came to accessing services and finance for women entrepreneurs. To fill this gap, WD has funded to establish Women’s Enterprise Initiatives (WEI) in four western states. 

The Women’s Enterprise Initiative comprises WeBC, Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan, Alberta Women Entrepreneurs, and Women’s Enterprise Centre of Manitoba. Since 1995, they have jointly provided more than $22 million in direct and debt loans, having created more than 7,700 jobs in Canada.

Purpose of WeBC

Being British Columbia’s prominent business resource organization for women, they are dedicated to assisting women entrepreneurs on their small business journey.

WeBC is established to empower women entrepreneurs so that these aspiring women entrepreneurs can leave a mark in their communities and generate opportunities in British Columbia’s economy.

WeBC Values

WeBC believes in a society that is open and fair to all. They strive to create an ecosystem of diversity, fairness, and inclusion of their entrepreneurs, communities, teams, and the business owners they serve. They believe in 5 major values:

  • Collaboration: WeBC builds strong connections and establishes relationships to enhance the lives of those they interact with.
  • Possibility: WeBC harnesses the power of learning and mentoring, as well as curiosity to establish a growth mindset.
  • Diversity: WeBC works to augment the potential diverse opinions, experiences, and cultural values, and aims towards a belonging community of like-minded people.
  • Trust: WeBC backs each other, listens carefully and takes responsibility for their actions.
  • Celebration: WeBC celebrates each entrepreneur’s journey and achievements by lifting each other.
What Does WeBC Offer?

WeBC helps you to explore your business journey by providing loans, mentoring, expertise, and training to thousands of female entrepreneurs, helping their businesses thrive.

  • Financing for Women Business Owners

WebC provides access to credit programs for women to start, develop or buy a business. They give you more flexibility in evaluating your loan given the overall viability of your business rather than just a formula. They are proud to back a wide array of businesses owned by women with integrated services including lending, additional training, mentoring, and business consulting.

  • Business Skills Development

From marketing to cash flow, operations to exports, WeBC helps you develop the essential skills you need to start and run a business. They provide you with additional opportunities for communication to help you get inspired. WeBC training gives you practical skills that you can immediately implement into your business.

  • Mentoring

WeBC helps you connect with a robust network of like-minded and experienced women entrepreneurs in British Columbia since they believe that a new perspective on things, can give these women clarity and confidence in decision making. They get you paired with a group of peers or mentors who best fit your business needs for establishing a powerful support system and achieving measurable results.

  • Expert Advisory Services

WeBC has been backing women entrepreneurs for nearly 30 years. Their team has an exceptional understanding of the business and financial approaches that are suitable for women entrepreneurs. They work with a network of partners across the state to deliver the services you need at the right time. The outcomes of their business consulting programs are often referred to as transformative.

About WeBC Upcoming Events
  • January 11, 2022 – Free Business Loan Info Session
  • January 12, 2022 – Free Starting a Business Info Session
  • January 13, 2022 – Taking the Stage® Leadership Communication
  • January 18, 2022 – Building Your Business Plan: Formulize Your Ideas, A Series for Immigrant Women Entrepreneurs

If you want to be a part of their life-changing events, you can click here for more information regarding the events hosted by them.

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