Starting a business is hard, but luckily there are resources aplenty out there for you to reach out to for support. Here in Vancouver there is a bustling entrepreneurial spirit alighting our streets. I mean who wouldn’t want to work on their own terms, right?
As I’ve been reorganizing Stylings + Stories, I’ve been reaching out to a few of the resources for entrepreneurs in Vancouver. Here is a list of seven resources for entrepreneurs I’ve found out here, hope they help!
Vancouver Resources for Entrepreneurs
Resources for Entrepreneurs 01 :: Women’s Enterprise
The Women’s Enterprise is a great resource for women entrepreneurs. They host free events + webinars where you can learn entrepreneurial skills, plus they offer group and individual mentorships. If you’re in the business planning stages of your company, they have a great business plan guide to help you get started. Not to mention all the marketing, budgeting and other resources. Have a peruse through the site, give them a call and attend one of their events!
Resources for Entrepreneurs 02 :: Small Business BC
Small Business BC is a resource centre for small businesses in British Columbia. They offer expert advice, free tools, seminars, events and business resources. They even offer support for registering your business. They have a pretty cool blog too!
Resources for Entrepreneurs 03 :: Futurpreneur
Futurpreneur provides ﬁnancing, mentoring and support tools to aspiring business owners aged 18-39. They have crash courses, templates, networking events and inspirational stories. Plus, they’ve got a few awards you can look into.
Resources for Entrepreneurs 04 :: This Open Space
This Open Space is a neat resource for entrepreneurs that offers pop up shop spaces in Vancouver and now Toronto. One of their coolest pop ups is the free co-working space they often host where you can bring in your laptop and work in a cool space with other cool folk, for FREE. If you want to get your brand out there in an original way, check them out.
Resources for Entrepreneurs 05 :: Van City Business Babes
I had the pleasure of meeting with the Founder of Van City Business Babes last week. She’s a cool Vancouverite who hosts monthly events for women in business in Vancouver. Check out their meetup and get on your networking game!
Resources for Entrepreneurs 06 :: Young Women in Business
Young Women in Business (YWIB) connects young business women together. They are a non-profit for emerging female leaders. YWIB offers mentorships, networking events and workshops for women in business. It’s a great resource for entrepreneurs who are women.
Resources for Entrepreneurs 07 :: Crave Business
The CRAVE Company is another resource for entrepreneurs for women. They host monthly events that each have a central theme around the trials and challenges of entrepreneurship for women. The great thing about their events is that they are small and intimate, offering an excellent opportunity for networking.
Have anymore resources for entrepreneurs in Vancouver? Let me know in the comments below!