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  • Groundswell 421-268 Keefer Street Vancouver, BC, V6A 1X9 Canada (map)

Are you in transition? Want to grow that side hustle, but need support to take the leap? You’re not alone. 45% of Canadians will be independent workers by 2020. Crazy, right?

We’re Groundswell, a nonprofit alternative business school and we offer two fast tracked part-time programs to support you to build a business that is aligned with your values.


Starts Oct 4, 2019

In the 4-week Explore program, you’ll:

• Discover if self employment and entrepreneurship is right for you.
• Determine which of your strengths and attributes can create value for the community so that you can express yourself through your livelihood.
• Take control of your habits and triggers for failure and success.

Test Market

Full for Summer 2019 -Waitlist for Summer 2020

In the 3-month Test Market program, you’ll get:

• A vending booth on Granville Island for 10 high traffic summer market days.
• Tools and techniques to test your product, sales, pricing and marketing
• One on one support to create a sustainable business model.
• Bookkeeping, marketing, product testing and validation skills.
• Up to $50,000 in no-fee financing for start-up capital.


Starts Nov 2, 2019

The 5-month Build program gives you:

• Personalized 1-on-1 mentorship to help you launch or expand.
• Hard skills like budgeting, sales, and pricing.
• A communications and marketing plan. 
• Opportunities to find investment.
• Up to $50,000 in no-fee financing for start-up capital.

All that, and easy no-fee tuition financing is available, just FYI. Want to hear more?

Earlier Event: June 19
Discover Groundswell
Later Event: July 16
Discover Groundswell