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Woman entrepreneur

Get access to resources, knowledge and partners to start or grow your business

It takes guts, hard work and passion to start and run a business. However, it also helps to have access to financing, information and partners who can provide the right support at the right time.

We’ve dedicated $1.4B over 3 years in lending to majority women-owned companies, and we’ve launched a slew of initiatives to support your ambition. It’s our way of saying: We’re committed to your success.

Grow or scale your business

Find what you need to reach the next level

Have you been in business for a few years and have a strong desire to grow? If you're looking for practical advice and accessible resources to help expand your business, you're in the right place.

We've put together a selection of tools and articles as well as inspiring success stories just for you. You will also find a list of upcoming events, key partners and BDC services designed to support your growth and ambition.

I’m growing or scaling my business

Start your business

Take the next step in your entrepreneurial journey

Do you want to start a new business or purchase one for sale? If so, there's a lot to figure out before making the jump.

Browse our articles, resources and inspiring success stories to get started on the right path, and find partners who can help make your venture a success.

I’m starting a business

Debunking myths about women entrepreneurs

Myth or reality? BDC’s CEO and our National Lead, Women Entrepreneurs discuss some of the most common myths surrounding women entrepreneurs and success.

Myth or reality?

BDC’s CEO and our National Lead, Women Entrepreneurs discuss some of the most common myths surrounding women entrepreneurs and success.

Entrepreneurs have different needs and aspirations depending on where they find themselves in their business journey.

Check out our infographic

The Women in Technology Fund

Looking for funding to take your tech company to a whole new level? We’ve got $200 million to invest in women-led technology businesses. Will yours be the next investment success?

Find out more

Find an event near you

Browse our calendar and find a selection of women entrepreneur-focused events in your area.

Dec 4
Dec 6
Dec 11
Jan 22

WE Talk Business Boot Camp

BDC 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Vaughan, ON
Jan 29
Jan 31
Feb 21

Be Bold. Go into Business Development

BDC 5 p.m. Montreal, QC
Feb 27
Feb 28
Feb 28
Mar 5

Connect Women

Whitby CC 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Ajax Convention Centre | Ajax, ON
Mar 6
Mar 6
Mar 7
Mar 8
Mar 8
Mar 13
Mar 13

Journée de la femme*

Réseau des Femmes d’affaires du Québec 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Château Royal | 3500 Boulevard du souvenir, Laval, QC
Mar 19
Mar 20
Mar 26

* Event in French only

Apr 3
Apr 9
Apr 10 - 11
Apr 11
Apr 18
Apr 29
May 8
May 14
May 15

* Event in French only

Jun 3 - 6
Jun 13
Jun 13
Jun 25 - 27
Jul 10
Aug 15
Sep 10
Sep 12
Sep 19
Sep 24
Oct 10
Oct 17
Oct 21
Oct 23
Oct 24-25
Nov 14
Nov 5

Meet our partners

Take a look at our partners’ page, where you’ll find a network of organizations dedicated to helping women entrepreneurs reach their full potential.

Futurpreneur Canada
Réseau des Femmes d'affaires du Québec
Start-up Canada
Women's Entrepreneurial opportunity Center
Learn more about our partnerships

Talk to a dedicated representative in your area

Contact us to find out about networking and mentoring events in your area, or to learn about our financing and advisory services solutions.

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