Enterprising Women

The Enterprising Women Program is a free 15 week training program dedicated to women who want to start their own businesses in the Saint John region. Two, three-hour classes are held each week with additional one on one support each month. To participate, you must have a business idea prior to joining the program and you must be currently unemployed or underemployed.

You will:

  • Research your business idea
  • Define your market
  • Identify your price
  • Practice selling your idea
  • Create financials
  • Build a sustainable business model
  • Write a business plan
  • Understand day-to-day business operations


Besides leaving with your business model and the skills to pitch your idea, you will also leave with savings. We provide a 3 to 1 match on up to $20 per month allowing you to save $300 by the time the class is done!

Applications have closed for our Fall 2017 intake; but please send a message below and we will provide details on other opportunities and possibly get you in line for Winter 2017!

For more information, contact Christina Allain: (506) 652-5624 or enterprise@loanfund.ca.

Or fill in and submit the form below.



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Business Name (If any)



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