The Enterprising Women Program is a free 20 week training program dedicated to women who want to start their own businesses in Saint John. Starting September 8, three-hour classes will be held twice a week. To participate, you must have a business idea prior to joining the program and you must be currently unemployed or underemployed.
You will learn how to:
-Research your business idea
-Build a sustainable business model
-Write a business plan
-Manage day-to-day business operations
Applications are now available and the deadline to apply is August 21, 2016.
Download the application by clicking here: for a word document or a PDF file. You can send your application electronically by email: firstname.lastname@example.org, by fax: (506) 652-5603 or drop it in person at our offices: 133 Prince Edward St., Saint John, NB E2L 3S3.
For more information, contact Christina Allain: (506) 652-5601 or email@example.com.
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Judi Chisholm Award
In honour of our former colleague and Money Matter$ Coordinator, Judi Chisholm, and to promote the importance of financial literacy month, the Saint John Community Loan Fund launched the Judi Chisholm Memorial Financial Literacy Bursary – $500. This will be an annual bursary given to one of the Loan Fund’s many clients who take the Money Matter$ program. The bursary recipient (s) will be chosen for their demonstrated use of the skills taught in Money Matter$ and for their movement towards financial and personal goals. The bursary will be promoted each November and given out at the end of the month. To apply for the bursary, former MM$ participants must hand in the application form.
Judi passed away in September 2013 and was an incredibly valued part of our team. We urge others who can to consider donating to this annual bursary in honour of Judi and in support of deserving individuals working to get ahead. Pledges can be made by calling our office at 652-5626 or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also send donations directly to 133 Prince Edward St., Saint John, NB E2L 3S3.
Our specialized loans can help you create income, build assets and help you get self reliant. Loans can be used to help you get back to work, start a business or secure better and more affordable housing. Our loans are not urgent or emergency loans. The maximum size of the loan varies – for business it’s $7,500, for employment it’s $2,500 and for affordable housing it’s $1,000. Read more about loans
Assets have value. They can be skills, relationships, property and financial.
The A$$ets Program is a 36 week program that will help you build some of the skills and the savings you need to get to a new place in your life.
Money Matter$ is a training course designed to help individuals understand the financial world around them. The course includes five 2 hour classes that covers Assets, Budgeting, Banking, Credit and Consumerism.
We deliver this program through partner organizations like the Saint John Learning Exchange and John Howard Society. Call Gary at (506) 652-5626 or email@example.com for more information on how to become a partner.
YES! Youth Entrepreneurship = Success
Are you between the ages of 12-17? Are you interested in learning about and starting your own summer business? Making some cash! Well, you’ll do that as well as learn about how to start a small business and how to make a difference in your community. What a great way to build something for your future. We deliver this program through partner organizations like SJ Boys and Girls Club and the YMCA.