Business Advising and Lending Services
Business Development Seminars
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.
On behalf of the Board of Directors, we are very pleased to announce the appointment of Prabha Vaidyanathan to the position of CEO for Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan. http://bit.ly/1srxbdu
The 2014 Kick Off Your Heels BBQ was a HUGE Success! Thank-you to our event partners KPMG, Scotiabank, Square One, and the Wilson Centre for Entrepreneurial Excellence for a fun evening of BBQ, carnival games, and the opportunity to network with female business owners and professionals! The event raised $1,500 for school supplies for King George Elementary School. View our blog post for videos from the event.
Our 2014 Fall Business Development Seminar Schedule is out! Save Your Spot Now. Get registered for a Business Planning, Financial, Marketing and/or Human Resources Series starting in September. Click here for dates, deadlines and costs.
Save the Date! Our annual Sweet Success Events have been announced. Come join W.E. at this FUN networking opportunity, hear amazing entrepreneurial stories all while enjoying a delicious dessert bar!
Would you like to be on our website, social media and blog posts? Display Your W.E. Membership Proudly! Click here for more details.
Move your business from good to GREAT! Join one of our Mentoring Circles. Geared to help and guide new and existing business owners.
Been in Business for at least 3 years? Learn how to Maximize Profits - Grow Your Business. Read how this impacted Tamara Bowman's business - Metric Design Centre.
Grow your business with 100 Essential Small Business Skills. Improve your odds of small business success conveniently and affordably. Sign up for this online training for only $195! http://bit.ly/11Iet48
Learn on your own time! Click here to view all of our latest and FREE business webinars. http://bit.ly/1bZyu9k
We are pleased to share our 2013/2014 Annual Report. Please click here to view this Report which includes the Audited Financial Statements.
We are thrilled to announce Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan as a member of the Women's Enterprise Initiative have been recognized by the Startup Canada Awards for outstanding achievement in advancing entrepreneurship. http://bit.ly/1lW2rij
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.
"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.