Upcoming Mentor Advisory Forums

Our Mentor Advisory Forums are a quick, easy way to learn about a specific business topic by getting your questions answered. To participate, register online and you will receive an email asking you to send in your questions, concerns, or challenges on this topic, then join us by phone.

Out of the Box Funding

October 24 | 10 am to 11 am | FREE

Call in Toll-Free From Anywhere in BC

Traditional bank loans are just one way to finance your business.  Many businesses are thinking “outside of the box” and obtaining funds through crowdfunding or other online investment platforms. During this mentor advisory forum learn about some of the different ways that you can receive funds to start or grow your business.

During this FREE one hour phone session learn:

  • What is equity?  What is debt? How do you choose between the two?
  • What the different types of equity financing available.
  • Reward based vs Equity based Crowdfunding.
  • About other online investment platforms.

Facilitator: Kath Britton, Director Business Development, Women’s Enterprise Centre


  • Jill Earthy, Chief Growth Officer, Front Fundr
  • Julia Church, Owner, Nettles Tale Swimwear Inc.

Join us on October 24th to get tips and advice from experts on alternative funding options for your business!


Save the date for upcoming Mentor Advisory Forums

  • November 30 | 10 am - Procurement Partnership Strategies (In partnership with the Office of Small and Medium Enterprises)