Be Your Own Boss Program

You’ve had an idea for a while that you want to turn into a business. You’ve maybe even started to sell your products and services and you want to take it from side hustle to full time. You’re ready to take that passion and your skills and make a consistent income from it…but you’re just not sure how.

The questions seem endless and sorting through all the information and opinions out there can make you feel like you’ll never get anywhere.

But the truth is building a business doesn’t have to be overwhelming to get to the rewarding and fun part. With direction, guidance, and the right kind of support, you will be able to cut through the confusion and get the clarity and confidence you need to launch a business you love.

Introducing the Be Your Own Boss Program…

An event series that will help you get inspired, refine your idea or passion, and turn it into a business. 

Walk away with a solid business idea and clear next steps to get it off the ground. You’ll learn from entrepreneurs who have been there and experts who have used their skills to help businesses thrive.

Who is BOSS for? If you have thought any of the following….

“I am thinking about starting a business but I am unsure…”
“I have so many ideas I don’t know where to start”
“I know exactly what I want to do, I need help taking the next steps”
“I want to do something I feel passionate about and that supports my community”
“I want to be my own boss”

…Then the BOSS Program is for you.

What’s inside the BOSS Program…

Cultivating Connections: An Un-Networking Event
March 8

This event is for all cis and trans women, as well as non-binary people who are comfortable in a space that centres the experiences of women and AFAB humans.

If you’re ready to meet rad business friends and build connections in a different, not-so-scary-and-icky-feeling way then this is the event for you.

UnNetworking is a low pressure, way more fun setting with a speed group networking format. You are personally introduced to a small group of awesome humans also journeying into entrepreneurship and set you up with written prompts that get the conversation started.

So You Want to Start a Food Business
March 15

From pakoras to macarons to food trucks…there is endless opportunity in the Yukon for a food-based business. With a panel of entrepreneurs and experts, you’ll leave this event with a better understanding of health and safety requirements, opportunities to sell, and ideas on how to get started right now.

3 Steps to Launch
March 21

If you are ready to…

  • build a business that’s in alignment with your passions and purpose…
  • make consistent income in a way that has you feeling fulfilled…
  • bust through limiting beliefs that are holding your business back…

Then you won’t want to miss this workshop that will walk you through a 3-step Framework to launching any business. In this hands-on workshop, we’ll go through everything you need to know to launch a business with a steady stream of clients.

So You Want to Start an Arts or Craft Business
April 6

Pottery, beadwork, and other art endeavours are in great demand right now. Do what you love, be creative, and grow your business with customers who value you and your craft. With a panel of entrepreneurs and experts, you’ll leave this event with a better understanding of how to price your products, opportunities to turn your passion and skills into consistent income, and ideas on how to get started right now.

So You Want to Start a Trades Business
Presented in partnership with Yukon Women in Trades and Technology
April 13

Have skills and a passion for carpentry, welding, plumbing, or any other trades? Turn that into consistent income in a business you love. With a panel of entrepreneurs and experts, you’ll leave this event with a better understanding of legal requirements, opportunities to earn income, and ideas on how to get started right now.

At Yukonstruct, we exist to help you achieve your business goals.

Yukonstruct provides the resources and support for entrepreneurs to launch and thrive. With our curated bootcamp, we will help you learn what you need as an entrepreneur to kickstart your business, from pitching to marketing to discovering who your customer base is, we will guide you in the beginning stages of your business.

Thank you to our funders and partners