Services

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!

Membership

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

 

Interested? The perks are many! Click here and see.

Business Advising

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!)

Learn more about our awesome advising services here!

Financing

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?

Learn more about our lending options here!

Training

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!)

Miss a live webinar? No problem! We post all of our webinars on our Webinars page so you can catch them later at your convenience. You’ll see upcoming training dates on our Events page. Check it out!

Awesome Presenters Wanted

Is that you? If you’re interested in delivering a workshop or webinar to our members, we can’t wait to hear about it!

Webinars
1 hour, volunteered time, delivered during the lunch hour

Workshops
1-2 hours, ½ day, or full day. Mornings, afternoons or evenings at WESK Saskatoon and/or Regina (1-2 hour workshops are provided on a volunteer basis)

Send Us Your Proposal!

Email WESK’s Training Coordinator Diane Souillet at dsouillet@wesk.ca. Please include a bio, type of presentation (workshop and/or webinar), title, description and learning objectives, delivery time frame, fees (if applicable) and equipment/material requirements.

Suggested Training Topics

Finance

Business Tax
Cashflow
QuickBooks
Business Viability

Marketing

Strategy & Planning
Branding
Advertising & Promotion
Sales
Customer Service
Social Media
Advanced Social Media Strategy

Business Growth

Growth Strategy
Market Development & Expansion
Financial Management
Sales Strategy

Legal

Trademarks & Associated Issues
Enterprise Risk Management
Business Structure

Or, Go Ahead, Surprise Us!

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Events

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!

Business Mentoring

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 Start Up, Accelerators Network and PeerSpark™ — 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!

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