Since the launch of the Employment Program of BC over 30 entrepreneurs have explored that option through the Employment Program of BC’s self-employment services and EK Employment.
Being self-employed offers an opportunity for independence and challenges oneself in so many ways while allowing you to do what you love. Many individuals have taken that leap into entrepreneurship and the trend is growing, not just here in B.C. but across the country. According to Stats Canada, in 2011 there were 2.67 million self-employed workers in Canada representing 15.4 per cent of the working population.
Chances are you have thought about running your own company, but hesitated on taking that leap. Now you can. Work BC Employment Services and EK Employment offer opportunities for entrepreneurs to get on track with starting their move towards self-employment. So if you have a business idea, are intrigued or excited about taking on a challenge, have been considering becoming your own boss, why not check into self-employment services.
Your local Work BC Employment Services Centre offers self-employment seminars right in your community. These seminars take you through the steps from orientation and assessment to business plan development, entrepreneurial skill building, and business launch and implementation. This is delivered through small class sizes enabling an individualized focus and ongoing coaching and mentoring. Living and other financial supports are possible.
All it takes is you connecting with your local Work BC Employment Services Centre to discuss such an opportunity. The process is simple, the challenge is rewarding, just ask anybody who took a chance and said “Open For Business”.
The next seminar on self-employment in Fernie is on Nov. 12.
Contact WorkBC Employment Services and EK Employment today to find out more, confirm eligibility, and reserve your seat. Information is also online at ekemployment.org. Get started on doing work you love.
The Employment Program of British Columbia is funded by the Government of Canada and the Province of B.C.