Business Advising and Lending Services
Mentorship and Networking Opportunities
Looking for help with your existing business? Thinking of starting a business? Attend a free Business Beginnings session and learn how Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan can help you start, expand and succeed in business. Call 306-477-7173 in Saskatoon & 306-359-9732 in Regina to register.
Join Us & Celebrate 20 Years of Success! Early Bird tickets on sale now. 2015 Business Conference & Annual General Meeting - May 7 & 8, TCU Place Saskatoon. "Honouring the Past & Celebrating the Future". http://bit.ly/1z76iM0
"Whether it's starting a new business or operating an existing one, the primary motive is always success. Organizations like Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan Inc. (W.E.) identify and connect entrepreneurs to resources and provide support in order to build capacity for business growth."Pursuing Dreams - March 2015 Saskatchewan Business Magazine pg. 35 http://bit.ly/1Fu1hWJ
W.E.'s history over that last 20 years has been significant, heavily rooted in the advancement of entrepreneurism and the economic vibrancy of the province. "There has been a growth in clients with start-up businesses and expansions of current businesses due to Saskatchewan's recent economic growth," says Prabha Vaidyanathan, CEO of W.E. - Solutions for Success - Saskatchewan Business Magazine article http://bit.ly/1vi4uov
Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan is proud to announce an exciting new partnership with The Greater Saskatoon Chamber - ‘Shaken with a Twist’ event series. Women Entrepreneurs will be co-hosting this networking series and will continue to bring you the stories of inspiring Saskatoon businesswomen!
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Are you starting a business?
Do you need advice on managing your current business?
Our business advising services are designed to assist you with your business concerns. Business Advisors at Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan work with you on a one-on-one basis. They provide business advising services in all areas of business management and development, including starting, purchasing, or expanding a business.
Business advising services are available to all women in the province. Clients are accommodated from Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan's office locations, one in Saskatoon and one in Regina. Business advising services are a benefit of a membership and clients are required to become a member to access this service.
"Women Entrepreneurs has been there for me every step of the way in my business journey, from writing my business plan, to funding, and opening my salon. I continue to communicate with my Business Advisor for help with marketing ideas and looking over financial statements. They have always been there for me and I have never felt alone throughout my entrepreneurial journey." - Christine Paul, Salon AMP
“The very first step I took in starting my business was joining Women Entrepreneurs and completing the Business Plan seminar. Through a myriad of meetings, phone calls and emails, my Business Advisor has been my champion. She has built me back up in times of trouble and has been there to celebrate my success. As I venture down my 11th year in business the support from Women Entrepreneurs will continue to guide my growth for the next decade.” - Nicola Lawson, PickNic's Catering
For more information on how to connect with a Business Advisor, please contact Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan.
Are you looking for lending to start or expand your business?
Through our lending services, Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan strives to create jobs and economic benefits throughout the province. Provide financing for projects where traditional financing is unavailable or difficult to access, as well as assisting women in developing credit relationships with other financial institutions.
Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan provides loans up to $150,000 to new or existing qualified businesses owned and operated by women. Our lending services and ongoing business support complement programs offered by traditional lenders.
To be eligible for a loan through Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan, the applicant must be operating or about to operate a business in the Province of Saskatchewan. The applicant must be able to contribute 20-25% equity towards the total project cost of the business, as well as assume a full membership with Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan for the term of the loan. Men can also access our lending program provided the business is defined as "women owned" (more than 50% ownership and control).
"Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan has become an important part of my business. To me, W.E. is more than just a lender - the support and guidance I have received, the relationships developed, and the networking opportunities I have gained are worth much more than the dollars."- Tiffany Armstrong, P.A.C.E. Athletic Training
For more information on how to access our lending services, please contact Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan.
Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan administers the John and Bernice Williams and North Prairie Developments Equity Investment Fund to empower future entrepreneurs to experience success in their business ventures.
Potential applicants will be identified at the business advisory stage. All applicants must provide a completed loan application, a personal financial statement, and business plan.
To be eligible for the John and Bernice Williams and North Prairie Developments Equity Investment Fund, the applicant must be a member of Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan and a current business advising client. The client must be able to contribute 10% of the required equity, as well as seeking a loan through Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan. The business must be viable and demonstrate the ability to repay the required debt, as well as the equity contribution. The maximum amount available per applicant is $10,000.
For more information on the John and Bernice Williams and North Prairie Developments Equity Investment Fund please contact Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan.