WESK is dedicated to empowering women entrepreneurs of every age, stage and culture to achieve their business dreams. We believe everyone deserves an equal shot at success. We believe in connecting you with the right people, skills and support to make it happen.
Above all, we believe in YOU. We are at your service!
Starting or growing a business? Joining WESK is one of the best decisions you’ll ever make!
From six members in 1995 to nearly 800 today, all across Saskatchewan, in almost every industry imaginable, the women entrepreneurs of WESK are growing businesses, creating jobs and fueling the economy. As your organization, we’re here to do everything we can to help!
Joining is easy. (Men are welcome, too!) All you need to do is:
- Live in Saskatchewan and be over 18
- Apply online or visit a WESK office
- Pay the annual fee of $125+GST
Did you know WESK members get unlimited one-on-one appointments with a WESK Business Advisor for FREE? (Talk about ROI!) Your experienced advisor helps you:
- navigate the business development process
- write your business plan
- analyze your research
- solve problems
- connect with the right resources and the right people
- better understand your business, industry and personal leadership style
- MAKE YOUR BUSINESS DREAMS COME TRUE!
Need marketing, legal or accounting advice?
For more specialized knowledge, WESK members can meet with a WESK All Access Expert for just $50 an hour. (Hold up. Did we just say you can meet with a lawyer for $50/hr.? YEP!)
You need capital to grow — and we’re here to help you get it!
With loans of up to $150,000 ($250,000 through our partnerships), WESK is proudly dedicated to helping women like YOU create jobs, grow sustainable businesses and fuel Saskatchewan’s prosperity. Interest rates are Prime +3%. Interested?
Ready to put the EARN in learn?
Calling on industry experts inside and outside our organization, WESK is working hard to bring our members new and exciting one-of-a-kind workshops, webinars and more — all to deliver maximum bang for your business buck! (Or for no bucks at all. Many of our programs are free!)
Interested in presenting a workshop or webinar to our members? We can’t wait to hear about it – click here to learn more!
WESK Lunch & Learns
Each month, we bring you fun and unique luncheons so you can stay up-to-date and informed about the latest tips and tricks in the business world.
Every month, WESK teams up with local industry experts to provide you with the opportunity to learn from the comfort of your own home (or office, or any other stop on your entrepreneurial adventure). WESK Webinars are 1-hour in length and are absolutely FREE (yes, you read that right).
Miss a live webinar? No problem! We post all of our past webinars so you can catch them later at your convenience.
Business Growth Tools Luncheon Series
WESK has teamed up with Square One to bring you the Business Growth Tools Luncheon Series! This luncheon series is for small business owners who have been in business for a few years and ready to GEAR UP and keep business ACCELERATING! Join us for lunch and a new topic on the last Wednesday of every month!
It takes a village to grow a business. That’s why WESK believes in the power of group mentoring. With a membership as diverse, experienced and talented as ours, wisdom is all around us!
In Regina, watch for our brand new Mentoring for Growth program launching in January 2019! It’s open to members and non-members alike. Click here to learn more!
In Saskatoon, our mentoring program includes our Start Up and Accelerators Network — all supported by handpicked established entrepreneurs. Each phase is designed to empower women by providing vital advice and encouragement from like-minded professionals. Ready to join? Talk to your WESK Business Advisor to apply!
Matchstick: Spark for Indigenous Entrepreneurs
Are you an Indigenous woman who dreams of owning your own business?
Matchstick is the spark you need to get started!
This FREE training program will help you transform your dream to reality, guiding you through how to write your business plan to what to do once your plan is ready. Along the way, you’ll learn from successful entrepreneurs — and how YOU can be one, too!
We are gearing up to launch a new program to help you scale up your business! Check back soon for details.
We all know the importance of networking — and WESK makes it fun, too!
You don’t need to be a member to attend our events. (Just don’t be surprised if you soon want to be!)
- WESK Annual Small Business Conference, also known as “Experience” (Tickets on sale NOW!)
- WESK Meets (monthly @ 10am in Saskatoon)
- Shaken with a Twist (monthly @ 5pm in Saskatoon)
- Uncorked (monthly @ 5pm in Regina)
See our Events page for details — and see you there!
WESK is working hard to close the gender entrepreneurship gap. Advancing gender equality has the potential to add $150-$420 billion to the Canadian Economy by 2026.