Join us as we celebrate Small Business Week in BC
October 17 – 23, 2021

Resilience, perseverance and innovation are the cornerstone of this year’s Small Business Week, Oct. 17-23. The Province of BC is recognizing the more than 500,000 small businesses in B.C. that continue to adapt throughout the pandemic to keep people safe and provide the services people count on.

The Tsuts’weye Network encourages everyone to show your appreciation by supporting local female-owned businesses in our communities, if you haven’t already made the switch. Check out our online business directory to discover more amazing businesses run by women in our community. The past two years have been extremely challenging for our local small businesses and they will need our continued support as we move into the Fall and Winter.

To all of our small businesses, we thank you for your work to support all of the residents, visitors, and other businesses and continuing to welcome us with a smile. Your strength and resilience have taught us that we all need to continue to work together to support our communities, keep everyone safe, and provide these much needed community business services.

Show your support and celebrate this week with our local female-owned businesses!

Celebrating Small Business in BC

The ongoing support for businesses throughout the pandemic is part of Stronger BC: BC’s Economic Recovery Plan, and the ongoing commitment to build an inclusive, innovative and sustainable economic recovery for everyone who lives in B.C. More information at Economic Recovery Supports for BC Businesses.

Celebrating Small Business in BC

Small Business Week 2021 at Small Business BC

“Small Business BC is honoured to support free education for entrepreneurs during Small Business Week,” said Tom Conway, CEO, Small Business BC. “This offering comes at a critical time for small business owners who have been struggling, pivoting and dealing with the economic pressures imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Whether you’re looking to start or grow your business, the SBBC educational calendar for the month is stacked with informative and practical sessions that will put your business on the road to success.

All of the webinars are FREE this week!! Go to the link below to register for these webinars. Also check out the other Small Business BC other educational webinars here!

Celebrating Small Business with Women's Enterprise Centre

Celebrating all things Small Business with the Women’s Enterprise Centre!

Each year, Small Business Month gives entrepreneurs all over Canada a chance to gather to learn, network and celebrate the people building businesses across the country.

Whether you’re looking to access the right resources, build your business, find new staff, brush up on your marketing skills, or find funding opportunities, there’s something for everyone.

Read the Women’s Enterprise Centre latest newsletter to find out what is going on! Also go to the Women’s Enterprise website to find more information about their programs.

Tsuts'weye Events

Listed below are events supported by the Tsuts’weye Network. For a complete list of workshops for October and November go to the Events Calendar on the Tsuts’weye website.

Tsuts'weye Events
The Dark Art of Pricing with Andrew Gregson

Tsuts'weye Events
Business Start-up Bootcamp
Mondays starting October 25 – for 7 weeks – 6-8 pm – on Zoom
Kickstart your entrepreneurial journey through Startup Bootcamp, a 7-week workshop and discussion series that instills a foundation of entrepreneurial skills in participants like you while you build your Startup network.
Turning your idea into a real business is tough, especially when you don’t know where to start. Startup Bootcamp exists for just that reason, providing you with the tools and network to get your business off the ground. You don’t have to do it alone.
• Peer Community
• Build relationships with female entrepreneurs across the Shuswap.
• Motivation and Accountability
• Gain tools to stay motivated and hold yourself accountable to your goals
• Private Facebook Group for questions, discussion, and networking
• Virtual Module Weekly
• Weekly 1:1 Coaching session
More info on this workshop here.
EMAIL to register for this workshop. Registration deadline: October 22, 2021.
Tsuts'weye Events
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM – FREE
Join Laura Dohla, a member of the Dakelh Band for a family hike at Enderby Cliffs on Saturday, Oct. 23 from 10:00-12:00. Families will hike to the first plateau where knowledge will be shared around local plants, their usage, and their stories. A traditional snack will be provided.
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM – FREE
Join Wes Sandy, a member of the Dakota Nation for a walk along Salmon Arm’s Foreshore Trail on Saturday, November 6th from 10:00-12:00. Wes will share traditional knowledge around winter activities and ways of living. A traditional snack and warm beverage will be provided.
For more information and to register please email
Tsuts'weye Events
12:00PM – 3:00 PM – FREE
When it comes to attracting and keeping talent many employers are relying on what used to work, but due to the impacts of low unemployment rates, the pandemic, heightened awareness of diversity, inclusion and indigenous rights, past practices in many cases aren’t working. Are your HR practices keeping up?
In this 3 hour session, you will talk about trends, best practices and tips on developing a resilient strategy for hiring, onboarding and retaining your workforce.
Participants are encouraged to bring their questions and insights for the group discussion.
REGISTER BY FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29th, 2021. There will be a maximum of 10 participants enrolled in this workshop. To register email
Tsuts'weye Events
Economic supports for businesses

Access economic recovery and financial benefits for your business, industry, organization or community groups from the federal and provincial governments. This list is updated on an ongoing basis. Last updated: October 18, 2021.


Business Resources for All Women Entrepreneurs

Access other Business Resources on the Tsuts’weye website. and is located the top right hand corner of the website.
Let us know if these resources are helpful and if there is anything else that you would like to see listed in the Business Resource section of the website. Email us at

Tsuts’weye Entrepreneur In Residence Services

To access these services, complete the Client Intake form on our website and you will be contacted by one of our Entrepreneurs In Residence.
For more information about the EIR program go to the Tsuts’weye website.

Three Ways to Connect through Tsuts’weye!

Join the Tsuts’weye Network Business Directory and share your business. To get your business profile on this page, simply fill out our Business Profile Form and email it to us! Check out the current listings on the Tsuts’weye website.
Join the Tsuts’weye Network Facebook Group. Keep up to date on workshops, podcasts, events, resources, and much more!
Attend a workshop, course, or the new Lunchtime Connections sessions. More information on the Tsuts’weye event calendar.

Welcome to Tsuts’weye!

(Pronounced “Soots-way-e”, means butterfly, in Secwepemc)
Tsuts’weye is a federally-funded project through Western Economic Development Canada, to support women entrepreneurs in the Shuswap through building skills, knowledge and networks.
We embrace an inclusive community of female entrepreneurs who recognize we are all enriched by our diversity. We are committed to fostering an environment that advocates for respect, acceptance of others, and inclusion. All women are welcome here.


  • Carmen Massey – Project Manager
  • Corryn Grayston – Entrepreneur in Residence
  • Andrew Klingel – Entrepreneur In Residence
  • Kari Wilkinson – Toliver Design – Website and Marketing
  • Brandi Butts – Granting Wishes – Social Media Strategist
Please visit to learn more about the project and the team.
Online at 
Please call ahead to make an appointment.
For future contributions to this newsletter or for more information on the Tsuts’weye project, contact us at