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Building Technology Innovations

BT Innovations’ mission is to accelerate and maximize the positive impact of innovative solutions in the real estate and construction industry. They specialize in helping companies of all sizes which are developing sustainable technologies and market innovations in the real estate and construction industry.

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Canada
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Innoweave

Innoweave helps community organisations learn about assessing, implementing and understanding impacts

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Canada
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Early, Growth

SVP Vancouver

Social Venture Partners is an international network of engaged philanthropists who invest time, money and professional expertise in local non-profits.

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Canada
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Community Futures

Community Futures provides financing alternatives to small and medium enterprises when access to credit is a challenge to starting or growing their business, as well as other services and tools to help entrepreneurs and small business owners achieve their goals, including business support services, business planning advice, loans and self employment assistance.

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seCatalyst

seCatalyst is a network of people and organizations interested in building a strong social innovation and social enterprise sector on Vancouver Island.

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Canada
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10 Carden

10 Carden is a community hub offering not for profit groups, businesses and individuals affordable and accessible shared space.

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Canada
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ADP

A human resource solution for small businesses across Canada that offers secure, affordable, easy-to-use payroll, time and attendance tools.

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Canada, United States, International
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Early, Growth

Investopedia

Investopedia is the largest financial education website in the world.

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Canada
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Not-For-Profit
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Early, Growth

Charity Village

Connecting non-profits to potential employees.

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Canada
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The Social Enterprise Council of Canada

SECC is an alliance of social enterprise leaders who leverage their networks, knowledge and experience in order to build a strong and enabling environment for social enterprise.

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Understanding Viral Marketing

An in-depth guide to viral marketing from a technical viewpoint.

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Canada
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Social Innovation Generation

A collaboration partnership founded by The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation, MaRS Discovery District, PLAN Institute and the Waterloo Institute for Social Innovation and Resilience (WISIR).Blog with information on social innovation in Canada.

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Canada
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SiG Knowledge Hub

Information on social innovation in Canada and guidance for various stakeholders.

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Canada
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A Social Innovation Primer

A useful reference document with a background on social innovation.

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Canada
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LOCO BC

LOCO BC is a non-profit local business alliance working to strengthen communities, grow the local economy and build strong, sustainable businesses by encouraging a shift in local purchasing by consumers, businesses and institutions/government.

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MarS Library

A collection of articles, templates, reference guides, and other entrepreneur resources.

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How to Start a Startup

Step by step guide on setting up your start up.

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Nanaimo Economic Development

Nanaimo Economic Development provides advice on business start-up, growth, and relocation. This supports local business retention and expansion, and assists new businesses to establish in the area.

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Canada
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Canada Business Network

Resource for starting and running a business in Canada.

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Business Model Canvas

A simple one page business model template to help map out business viability.

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Canada
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Tricelerate

Tricelerate aims to impact the economic development of the Tri-Cities by accelerating the growth of entrepreneurs through leveraging the communities’ resources and provide impactful programming and business resources.

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Canada
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Vancity Community Foundation

VCF buildS healthy communities, where cooperative principles and practices are flourishing and social justice and environmental sustainability are enhanced, by providing financial support to social enterprises, supporting community organisations and investing in impact real estate initiatives.

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Business Plan Writer

The only national, non-profit organization that provides financing, mentoring and support tools to aspiring business owners aged 18-39. The internationally recognized mentoring program hand matches young entrepreneurs with a business expert from a network of more than 2,800 volunteer mentors.

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The Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship

Platforms at the regional and global level to highlight and advance leading models of sustainable social innovation in close collaboration with stakeholders of the World Economic Forum.

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Canada
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The ultimate list of customer discovery questions

A great resource to get you started on defining the questions you want to ask your prospective customers and/or users of your product and/or service.

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Canada
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Small Business BC

Resources for new entrepreneurs in BC.

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Canada
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Innovation Central

Resource for tech startups in Northern BC providing programs and events.

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Canada
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Concierge Services

Connecting small & medium size companies with federal programs that support innovation.

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Canada
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BC Business

Guides to starting and maintaining a business in BC.

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Board of Change

Board of Change works to engage the business sector in the integration of sustainability into business practices and economic thinking. As a founding member of the Board of Change, Vancity recognizes the value of advancing Vancouver’s local, green economy.

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