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
Interested? The perks are many! Click here and see!
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 $30 an hour. (Hold up. Did we just say you can meet with a lawyer for $30/hr.? YEP!). Visit our All Access Expert Advice page to find an available date.
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 services!
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. Much of our training is free!) Interested in presenting a workshop or webinar to our members? We can’t wait to hear about it – click here to learn more!
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. Check out our Webinars page to see our past and upcoming webinars!
Every month, we feature a guest blogger to discuss a issues related to entrepreneurship and small business. Our guest blog includes a variety of new and exciting topics. Interested? Click here to visit our blog.
Business Growth Tools Luncheon Series
WESK has teamed up with Economic Development Regina and the NSBA 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! Visit our Events Page to see what’s coming up!
Small Business Resources
Looking for information to help you in your small business? Or maybe you’re still debating if entrepreneurship is right for you. Regardless of what you’re after, we’re here to help! Click here to see a collection of our past blogs, recorded webinars, and other files all organized by topic.
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
- Celebration of Achievement Awards Gala
- WESK Meets (monthly @ 10am in Saskatoon and Regina)
- Shaken with a Twist (monthly @ 5pm in Saskatoon)
- Uncorked (monthly @ 5pm in Regina)
See our Events page for details — and see you there! See what’s coming up!
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. Click below to learn what we are doing to #closethegap. Learn More