#StandWithOwners – September 18 is the deadline for the Telus $25,000 Grant

Telus is recommitting $1M to empower Canadian business. Own a business that deserves a boost? Apply for a chance to receive $25,000 in funding, advertising, and technology. Funding $10,000 in cash to help boost your business.   Advertising Local advertising customized with your brand message.   Technology package A...

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#ShopHERE: Funded by the province of Ontario to help Ontario businesses and artists get selling online.

WHAT DOES THE PROGRAM DO? helps you create and configure your online store trains you on how to manage it provides support to get your online store live helps with marketing the store WHO IS ELIGIBLE? under 10 full time employees (25 if a restaurant) registered business in Ontario...

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Inspiring Women Entrepreneurs: The Odlum Brown Forum Pitch Finale 2022

Are you a woman entrepreneur? Here’s something to inspire you! The Odlum Brown Forum Pitch Finale held some weeks ago on April 28, 2022. It had 2,000+ attendees who tuned in in-person and virtually to cheer for the Finalists and celebrate 20 years of impact with #TheForum for Women...

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EDC: Trade Barriers for Black-Owned and-Led businesses in Canada

Join Export Development Canada’s National Lead for Black Exporters in a discussion about the challenges of selling outside of Canada as a Black-owned business. Black exporter strategy consultations EDC is committed to helping Black-owned and -led businesses grow and expand into international markets. Research shows Black businesses face significant...

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Youth Entrepreneurship Guide – Government of Canada Resources

Introduction Futurpreneur Canada Start-up Program Summer Company Junior Achievement Canada Source: http://sbs-spe.feddevontario.canada.ca/youth-entrepreneurship-guide Entrepreneurship can begin at any age. This guide will introduce you to the basics of starting a business, and highlight government programs available to young entrepreneurs in Ontario. To be eligible for youth entrepreneur programs you need...

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Canadian Women’s Foundation – Community Needs Grant.

Source: Canadian Women’s Foundation Community Needs Grants 2022 Deadline: March 21, 2022 at 5:00pm EDT The Canadian Women’s Foundation is now accepting proposals for Community Needs grants. Approximately 24 grants up to a maximum of $20,000 each will be selected. The aim of the Community Needs Grants is to...

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Despite Awareness, Black Women Entrepreneurs Remain Underfunded, by Tanya Hayles

Source: Globe and Mail | Follow them on Twitter: @globeandmail When Sarah Juma was starting her business, Innovate Inclusion, potential funders explicitly said her company would do better with a white man at the helm. “I’ve experienced people doubting that this is really my company,” says the founder of...

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A Black woman’s guide to venture-capital fundraising by Dominic-Madori Davis 

A Black woman’s guide to venture-capital fundraising: How to pitch investors, build a support network, and raise millions. By Dominic-Madori Davis | Culled from Business Insider Raising venture capital is a daunting experience for Black women. Before 2021, only 93 Black female founders had raised $1 million or more...

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#FundingSolutions | CANIE MICRO-GRANTS

$5,000 CANIE MICRO-GRANTS brought to you with our Micro-Grant partner, UPS Welcome to the application process for the CANIE Micro-Grants. We have heard your frustrations around accessing funding and set up our application process to be as easy and quick as possible. Our goal is to get $5,000 to...

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#SisterhoodSolidarity | How Women in Rural India Turned Courage to Capital.

❝Each time a woman stands up for herself, without knowing it possibly, without claiming it, she stands up for all women.❞ — Maya Angelou   “When bankers refused to serve her neighbors in rural India, Chetna Gala Sinha did the next best thing: she opened a bank of her...

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