As per: http://www.awebusiness.com/pages/Financing/default.aspx
AWE financing can help women in Alberta purchase a business, start a new business or grow your existing business.
Our repayable loans (up to $150,000) have flexible repayment options and terms up to 5 years. If you require financing beyond $150,000, we attempt to partner with other lenders to meet your full borrowing requirements.
We are here to connect our clients to the people and resources needed at all stages of business growth. In addition, we offer a competitive interest rate— TD Bank’s Prime + 3%. There are no penalties for early repayment and we do not charge annual renewal fees. Loan administration fees are only 1% of the amount loaned to a maximum of $500.
To find out if you are eligible for a loan click here.
As per: http://www.bdc.ca
Financing for starting a business
- Working capital: to supplement an existing line of credit
- Acquiring fixed assets
- Marketing and start-up fees
- Buying a franchise
How can BDC help?
Learn more at: ttp://www.bdc.ca
As per: http://www.cybf.ca/cybf_programs/start-up/
The Canadian Youth Business Foundation’s (CYBF) Start-up Program provides the support you need to get your business off the ground. On top of coaching and resources to help you create a winning business plan, CYBF also provides mentorship, financing and post-launch services to position you and your business for long-term success.
Financing that meets your needs:
- We focus on your character instead of collateral when assessing eligibility for financial support. Get the financing you need to start your business and build your credit.
- You may be eligible to receive up to a total of $45,000 to launch your business! CYBF offers up to $15,000 in start-up financing and you could receive up to twice your approved CYBF amount through our partnership with theBusiness Development Bank of Canada (BDC).
Check out all their amazing start-up support here: http://www.cybf.ca/cybf_programs/start-up/
inform | involve | inspire
Amplifi is an agency that creates engaging communications for inspired change. They are small but mighty. They move quickly, and have been involved in influencing change for a good many years at all sorts of different levels.
Amplifi loves working with organizations that are out for good. They help them inform, involve and inspire their audience to take action.
Amplifi believes that all companies have good people working for them, and that the right program can unite employees and inspire them to embody a corporate soul.
To learn more visit: http://Www.amplifi.ca or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
ztarfish is a brand and innovation company in the business of reactivating bonds between brands and audiences. We generate new growth for people, businesses and causes by engineering honest brands and telling their stories through social touch points.
They help non-profits, social entrepreneurs, and organizations by offering their expertise and resources as both service and investment.
They are committed to positive change.
Does your social enterprise, socially responsible business or social purpose business need reactivating?
A great resource for social innovators and entrepreneurs!
As per: http://www.ravenconversations.ca/
Why Raven Conversations?
Raven Conversations was formed out of a deep belief in the power of dialogue to catalyze transformative change.Meaningful conversations are an opportunity for diverse people to come together in order to:
- Imagine new possibilities for our communities, workplaces and world;
- Develop and strengthen our relationships with one another; and
- Create new, collective knowledge
all with the intention of contributing to vibrant, healthy and resilient communities and organizations that better support the well-being of people and the planet.
Coming soon …. an innovative way to accelerate the launch of your social enterprise!
As per: http://www.skillshare.ca
SkillShare is an online platform where Calgary’s entrepreneurs, businesses and creators can give help and get help for various projects. Through optimizing each others’ skills and working together we will be able to get more done, and get it done faster and better.
If you lack a skill for a project, then you may seek help from the SkillShare community.
If you excel in a skill then you can share your skills with the SkillShare members that may be in need of them.
The more you help, the more others will help you. It’s that simple.
Pre-register here: http://www.skillshare.ca/en/user/Pre_Register/.html
Foxied provides a wide range of marketing solutions. In addition, they aim to stimulate the growth of the social entrepreneurship economy by offering startups and nonprofits a chance to pitch for free design and marketing services.
As per http://foxied.com/main/, Foxied is a team of idea architects, creative ninjas, venture launchers and philanthropists who are passionate about helping startups, small businesses and non-profits reach their goals.
Learn more at: http://foxied.com/Community/kickstarter/
Good Company creates branding, printed and digital communications for people who do good things.
As per: http://good-company.ca/
We think a good company:
• cares about its community
• delivers meaningful products or services
• addresses its environmental impact
• treats its audiences with respect
These are the things we strive for, and the things we look for in the people we work with.
Attention Urban Farmers in Calgary! Here’s a great resource we learned about through REAP.
FarmOn: About Us
As per: http://farmon.com/pages/about.aspx
The FarmOn Foundation was formed by a group of young agricultural enthusiasts, from rural Alberta, determined to see the industry thrive and become tangible for new farmers looking to be a part of it. With Canada losing 60% of their young agricultural producers in the last 15 years, leaving only 9.1% of farmers under the age of 35, it was mission critical to form an organization that existed solely for the benefit of young farmers and seeing them succeed.
As such, the FarmOn Foundation was born, with the mandate to inspire young farmers to action by equipping them with the tools, knowledge and hands on skills needed to increase the profitability of their agricultural businesses.
Governed by a Board of Directors, all in touch with the agriculture industry, the Foundation continues to create programming that is of benefit to farmers who are evolving their operations.
Click here to join this amazing support network for farmers in Alberta.
SEA Change thanks Endeavor Arts for their amazing support of Calgary’s social entrepreneurs! We love having our events in your beautiful space :)
As per: http://www.endeavorarts.com/about/
Endeavor Arts is an innovative contemporary art gallery featuring mixed media, digital, sculptural and other artwork featuring the materials, methods and mediums of our time.
The gallery space is also available for rent as an event venue, it is 2800 square feet of amazing open space that was originally used as a Dance Studio and years later was The Night Gallery. We’re proud to be a contemporary unique venue located within Victoria Park on Suite 200, 1209 First Street SW Calgary, AB.
Click here to book your next event!
Dexterity Consulting - Helping donors make informed decisions about their charitable giving. Dexterity Consulting is Canada’s first Philanthropic Brokerage firm. It acts as a conduit between philanthropists and businesses and the organizations that share their core values.
To learn more visit: http://www.dexterityconsulting.ca/mission
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a solution space
work, meeting and event space for solving our shared challenges
From Metro News: http://metronews.ca/news/calgary/6388/group-hopes-to-connect-for-community-change/
March 23, 2012
Group hopes to connect for community change
By Katie Turner
Putting the right people in the right place at the right time has the potential to create social change with economic benefits.
That is the concept behind Social Innovation Calgary’s Community Innovation Hub, which city council recently endowed $75,000 to get the project moving.
One of the co-ordinators of the project, Gena Rotstein, said they are hoping to create a space that would facilitate for-profit and non-profit groups, coming together to share ideas.
“It’s anything that’s going to drive social change in Calgary and have an economic benefit,” she said.
With the seed money from city council, the group is working to build a model and test it to see if a Community Innovation Hub is viable for Calgary.
Ald. Gael MacLeod, who presented the idea to council, said the potential benefits are endless.
“I’m very interested in the whole notion of social enterprise, in the sense that it creates social outcomes; doing well by doing good,” she said.
Our goal is simple: to create, implement and demonstrate value.
Jill Andres, Principal Jill provides social enterprise consulting services to clients in Alberta and British Columbia.
For more information visit http://www.creatingvalue.ca/ or contact email@example.com.
YOU WANT TO MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE. SOJO WANTS TO HELP YOU.
SoJo is a collection of tools and informational resources to inspire and empower you to transform your ideas for social change into reality.
Currently in Beta, once complete SoJo will be your comprehensive source for all the information needed to guide and support you in your journey of social entrepreneurship.
Learn more about this great resource for aspiring social entrepreneurs: http://www.thesojo.net/