Over the month of March, Startup Canada will be hosting two webinars focused on supporting Canadian women entrepreneurs. These webinars will bring together subject experts and entrepreneurs to provide a unique insight on key challenges.  Viewers will leave with practical takeaways to implement immediately in their business. 

Building your E-Commerce Business: Tips from Entrepreneurs & Experts

Did you know during the first four months of the pandemic, e-commerce sales exceeded those of the 2019 holiday season? (BDC, Profit from e-commerce: How to compete in the online marketplace, 2020). Selling online has now become even more essential for Canadian businesses and is creating new opportunities for business growth and boosting resilience. Whether you already have some e-commerce experience or are looking to start selling online, this webinar will provide you with the expert insights you need to grow your online sales. Providing tips and lessons learned from Canadian entrepreneurs and experts, viewers will receive practical insights to apply to their online business right away! 

Register to learn:

  • Why e-commerce is important for your company
  • What tools you can use to improve your online presence
  • Lessons learned and best practice from other Canadian entrepreneurs

Speakers/Panelists will include:

  • Expert insights from Sara Scurfield, Ecommerce Marketing Lead at Google
  • Panelists:
    • Dakota Brant, Sapling & Flint 
    • Kelly Stewart, Sampler 
    • Marissa Bronfman, Shot of Gold

Funding for Women Entrepreneurs: Opportunities in 2021

Much of the research on Women entrepreneurs in Canada asserts that women are less likely to seek growth financing, including equity capital, than men. Firms owned by men are four times more likely to report receiving venture capital than firms owned by women. (WEKH, the State of Women Entrepreneurship in Canada., 2020)

This webinar will walk through funding opportunities available for women entrepreneurs, with a panel discussion focussing on how to find the best funding option for your business. 

Register to learn:

  • What funding opportunities are available in 2021
  • What organizations are offering funding specifically for women entrepreneurs
  • Criteria funding organizations are looking for

Speakers/Panelists will include:

  • Expert insights from Brooke Gordon of BDC
  • Sahar Ansary from Fundica
  • Magnolia Perron from NACCA 
  • Hannah Cree from SheEO
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