If you’re an immigrant or BIPOC emerging entrepreneur, we’ll guide your small business journey! The Diverse Entrepreneurs Business Incubator, presented by Canadian Western Bank (CWB) is an 18+ week self-employment training program, networking and support system, and business incubation platform rolled into one.
We are ready to help you plan, launch and grow your business in the following three phases.
In our eight-week Business Plan Writing Circle, you will be able to :
Held on Fridays, 1–4 pm at Surrey Central Library, starting May 26, 2023, there are eight weekly Business Plan Writing Circle themes:
|Week 1||Explore your business idea using the Business Model Canvas|
|Week 2||Define your products or services|
|Week 3||Define your target customers and what you are offering them|
|Week 4||Learn about market research, focus groups and competitor analysis|
|Week 5||Understand the basics of a business plan|
|Week 6||Start a marketing and sales plan|
|Week 7||Develop operational and financial plans, including cash flow projections|
|Week 8||Learn about business structures and the business registration process|
Once you’re ready to put your business planning into action, you can take part in our 10-week Business Startup Bootcamp.
Held on Fridays, 1–4 pm at Surrey Central Library, starting July 21, 2023, you will be able to:
This program is open to immigrants, naturalized citizens and BIPOC individuals in Surrey and Metro Vancouver of all nationalities and genders. Language support may be available in English, Mandarin, Arabic and Korean.
This program is an amalgamation of our two previous self-employment programs: Immigrant Entrepreneur Program and CWB Business Incubator for Women Entrepreneurs. It is made possible with funding by Canadian Western Bank (CWB).