NOW OPEN -  FALL 2021 Applications

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.

The Saint John Community Loan Fund has helped hundreds of women

build ideas into businesses and secure small loans to get started.

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Step One:  Apply!  In the application tell us which class you want to apply too.

Wednesday - Afternoon
At the HUB - 139 Prince Edward Street
September 29th - December 8th
(Proof of Double Vaccination will be required)
Final Business Plans Submitted by Dec 15h
Graduation December 15th


Wednesday - Evening
September 29th - December 8th
Final Business Plans Submitted by Dec 15th
Graduation December 15th

Step Two:  We contact you to schedule an Interview.

Step Three:  If you are chosen to join, classes start Wednesday September 29th

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Yes, you can be unemployed to join this program 

Yes,  you can be on EI to join this program
Yes, you can be currently running a business and join this program


"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:

Enterprising Women Application 79.0KB