Running your own business takes grit. Whether you already support yourself or if you’re just starting to plan building your own thing, you know it’s hard work.

Creating and running a business is also exciting. It’s your freedom, your livelihood, the work of your hands. It’s cool as hell.

Here at BWY we help indie entrepreneurs make weekly progress on their business because it’s tough to build your thing and we all need help.


Choose what you’ll learn

Learning can be overwhelming if you don’t know where to start. Follow along on a Track or pick and choose from our courses. Our Library helps you learn the way you want.

Earn badges and achievements

Your homepage will chart your progress and showcase the skills you’ve learned. Business Works courses use quizzes and challenges to help you retain knowledge efficiently.

Ignite a community

Our vibrant and active community of learners can ask questions on the Forum and learn from one another to become better business owners together!

If you’re aged 15 to 29, unemployed or working fewer than 20 hours per week, and live in Nanaimo, Duncan, Victoria or the surrounding areas, you’re eligible.

And remember, it’s free. Funding for Business Works Youth program has been provided by the Government of Canada, through the Canada-B.C. Jobs Fund.

a) It’s entrepreneurs helping entrepreneurs (all the coaches and trainers have run their own successful small biz)

b) It’s flexible (participants can meet online or in person when it fits their schedule)

c) It’s fast (from idea to opening in six months or less)

d) It offers the best chance for success (Our programs have had an extraordinarily high success rate).

Interested? Contact us and let’s talk about how we can all change the world, one business at a time.