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In response to the ongoing needs of small- and medium-sized (SMEs) in our community, the Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (RRRF) provided by the Government of Canada is continuing to offer financial support to women-owned and -led enterprises. The objective of this program is to assist western Canadian SMEs that do not qualify for federal government funding supports such as the Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA), the Business Credit Availability Program (BCAP), and others (see below). The Government of Canada has recently announced an additional top-up of $20,000 to the original $40,000 loan program, with the two loans totaling up…

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Posted 06/11/21 in Uncategorized

12 Women-Owned Businesses to Get You Outside This Summer

Summer is almost here, which means it’s time to get outside and breathe in the fresh air. Whether you like camping, cycling, hiking, or simply relaxing around the bonfire, here are 12 women-owned businesses that will have you enjoying the great outdoors this summer in Manitoba. These businesses offer everything from equipment rentals and nature tours to unique accommodations and once-in-a-lifetime experiences.       Kendrick’s Outdoor Adventures Based out of The Forks, Kendrick’s Outdoor... View Full story

Posted 05/05/21 in Uncategorized

New Application Deadline and Updates for the Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (RRRF)

In response to the ongoing needs of small- and medium-sized (SMEs) in our community, the Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (RRRF) provided by the Government of Canada is continuing to offer financial support to women-owned and -led enterprises. The objective of this program is to assist western Canadian SMEs that do not qualify for federal government funding supports such as the Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA), the Business Credit Availability Program (BCAP), and others... View Full story

Posted 02/08/21 in Entrepreneur Spotlight, Our News, Uncategorized, Women of Manitoba, Women of Winnipeg

15 Unique Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas from Women-Owned Businesses in Manitoba

Whether you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day, Galentine’s Day or Palentine’s Day – there’s a lot of love to go around when it comes to supporting local businesses in Manitoba. While chocolates, champagne, and cute stuffed bears are lovable go-tos this time of year, we wanted to highlight some of the amazing women-owned (or partially women-owned) businesses that offer experiential-based products and services. These businesses offer unique and memorable experiences that can be enjoyed immediately or... View Full story

Posted 02/05/21 in Event News, Our Events, Our News, Uncategorized, Women of Manitoba

Community Collaborations Roundtable – Portage la Prairie

The Women’s Enterprise Centre of Manitoba invites businesswomen from Portage la Prairie and area to participate in a roundtable discussion on the effectiveness of community collaboration in expanding your customer reach. This 1.5-hour virtual event will feature a short presentation by Lynn Tran of GoodLocal and a chance for all participants to take part in an important discussion on how businesses can create win/win situations by collaborating with other local entrepreneurs.     Read... View Full story
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