Free Business Accelerator Course

-Registration NOW OPEN!-

Our 90-hour training program is dedicated to Women who want to start or scale businesses.

This program is sponsored which allows us to offer it, free to participants chosen for the program.

We have helped hundreds of women build ideas into businesses and secure small loans to get started.

In Class Option: at the Social Enterprise HUB
Mondays from 1:00 - 3:30
 September 26th - December 12th

Online Option: Virtual Weekly Sessions
Tuesdays from  5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
 September 27th - December 13th

Registration NEW OPEN Interviews start  September 1 - 19th - in-person / Online


"Complete game changer for me!
Met amazing women and made so many contacts that opened doors."

"one of the best programs saint john has to offer!"

In the EW program your Facilitator
will help you in a group setting and schedule one to one session.

Research your business idea
Define your markets
Identify your price
Practice selling your idea
Create basic financials
Build a sustainable business model
Write a business plan

Understand day-to-day business operations

In Class or Online each group will explore many ideas of how to grow and scale their business.


"Harnessing the power of women supporting other women"


In addition to completing your Business Plan  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 total match savings of  $240 by the time the class is done!



Bring your idea and the goal is to create a business plan that will acts as a guide to grow your dream business.  With a strong plan comes endless possibilities!

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This program, valued at over $3000, is fully funded by the Saint John Community Loan fund and is completely free to qualifying participants.

Yes - you can be employed and take this class
Yes - you can be running your business while taking this class
Yes - you can be on EI while taking this course

"The Loan Fund is truly making a positive impact by fostering a thriving ecosystem of economic development and business community."


"The program enabled and empowered me. I was introduced to local women who had started their own business, faced similar challenges, and prevailed. I was moved and inspired through their stories"


Our instructor provided us with the resources and confidence to take our business to the next level. We attended networking events, watched inspiring films and attended a panel discussion. My favourite part was connecting with my fellow Enterprising Women participants.

The Loan Fund is truly making a positive impact by fostering a thriving ecosystem of economic development and business community in Saint John."

 -Kaleena Lawless, owner of Luna Belly Dancing

 Enterprising Women Application Form:

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