Entrepreneur Resources

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Blended Value

Helpful resource that dives into the impact investing realm.

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Canada
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Business Stage
Early

SiG Knowledge Hub

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

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Canada, United States, International
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Business Stage
Growth

THNK School of Creative Leadership

Accelerates the development of creative leaders through learning programs; suitable for senior management in growth- and mature-stage organizations.

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Canada, United States, International
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Early, Growth

B Corp

B Corps are for-profit companies certified by the nonprofit B Lab to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. Globally unified, their goal is to redefine success in business.

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Canada
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For Profit
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Early, Growth

MaRS

A comprehensive guide to the spectrum of capital raising as an impact business

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Canada
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Early

BuySmart Network

The BuySmart Network is a central hub for people in business, government and non-profit organizations who are interested in learning and collaborating to advance sustainable purchasing and supply chain transformation. The Network offers Learning Events to help your business make more sustainable purchasing decisions.

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Canada
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Early

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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Early

Canada Business Network

Resource for starting and running a business in Canada.

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Canada, United States, International
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Early

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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Early

Zen Launchpad

North Shore’s first accelerator & collaborative workspace. Services include entrepreneurship and tech boot camps, collaborative workspace and more.

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Canada
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For Profit
Business Stage
Early

Small Business BC

Resources for new entrepreneurs in BC.

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Canada
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For Profit
Business Stage
Early, Growth

Innovation Central

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

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Canada
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For Profit
Business Stage
Early, Growth

Canadian Business Network

Government guide with resources and information to help Canadians get their businesses going and growing.

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Canada
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For Profit
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Early, Growth

BC Business

Guides to starting and maintaining a business in BC.

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