Spring Cleaning! Updates from EMBERS Ventures
With 2014 behind us, and spring underway, it’s a great time to reflect on all the progress we’ve made in the past year.
For Guy Thorburn, that means looking back on the success of EMBERS Ventures.
“2014 has been a bigger year for Ventures. Our Build A Business Program has seen a 30% increase in applicants and our Vancity-sponsored Grow A Business Program has also ramped it up a notch, taking in a wider variety of larger businesses including retail, food production, fitness studios, landscaping and construction companies. ”
In 2014, the Ventures program matched up over 60 small business owners with mentors to help them grow their businesses and provided one-on-one coaching support.
The Build A Business program also helped aspiring business owners put together their business plans and gave them the skills to become thriving entrepreneurs.
“Word of mouth and our reputation as an affordable source of 1-on-1 support continues to grow and 2015 is shaping up to be another solid year of committed community involvement,” says Guy.
Be sure to check out some great success stories from some of our Ventures clients on the blog!