Business Builders

An eighteen-week business hub dedicated to helping newcomer women discover and develop their entrepreneurial ideas into reality. During the first nine weeks, participants will participate in class sessions (both in person and online) to increase their understanding of basic business concepts as well as learn from industry experts on key business topics such as taxation, marketing, building a network and business plan writing. Following the in-class sessions, women will be matched with local business mentors to help them broaden their understanding of the market as they hone their business plan. The hub experience will conclude with an opportunity for all participants to present their completed business plans for review before launching their new business. 

Eligibility: All newcomer women who have a business idea.

Location: Fairview & Online

Program Start Date: September 21, 2020 – January 2021

Program Outline:

Phase One: Nine weeks of in class training to equip participants with the tools to successfully build and launch a new business. In class workshops will cover all the business basics such as taxation, marketing, building a professional network, business plan writing and more. 

Phase Two: Nine weeks of one-on-one business mentorship with local business leaders to help expand your local business knowledge, business etiquette and business plan development. During the second phase, there will be one workshop per week for all participants as well as open office hours for peer-support and business coaching.

For more information, please contact Jen Lohnes, Program Coordinator at j.lohnes@ywcahalifax.ca or 902-210-3690

Link to register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSccRLaVkBP0leCT-0E6kPSDpql-KfaRhN5QdKTNIoQYZc8HCA/viewform?usp=sf_link