*If you require funding beyond $150,000, we attempt to partner with other lenders to meet your full borrowing requirements.
One of the unique pieces to our loans program is that it is bundled with free, ongoing, professional business advice. Whether you’re just starting out, purchasing a business or growing your BC business, Women’s Enterprise Centre is here to help.
For basic eligibility you must be:
Our loans program is different from traditional lenders, and we are interested in learning more about you and your business plans. Loan applicants will work with one of our business advisors throughout the application and repayment plan processes. See our detailed qualification requirements >> 
Do you have trouble financing your business? You may qualify for a business loan of up to $50,000 if you're a woman who does not have security to offer and you fall into one of these groups:
In these circumstances we require that the owner make a 10% equity contribution to the business instead of the usual 25%. Security is not required. Learn more about our Access Business Loan >> 
Do you dream of starting, buying or growing a business but think you're too young to get a business loan? Women's Enterprise Centre has partnered with Futurpreneur Canada to offer an unsecured joint loan of up to $65,000. If you're a woman under 35, you may qualify! Learn more about our youth loan >> 
To find out more about applying for a loan with Women’s Enterprise Centre, you will need to participate in one of our weekly phone-in Business Loans Information Session  on our loans program. The Business Advisor facilitating the Business Loans Loan Information Session will review the details of our lending program, answer your questions and advise you on how to apply.