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Entrepreneurs & HERCS

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Prepare to embark on the journey of entrepreneurship alongside a thriving community of military spouses already forging their paths.

Looking for that perfect job? Why not create it!

HERCS (Helping Entrepreneurs Reach Complete Success) offers a dynamic daylong workshop where you'll gain essential skills and resources to launch or enhance your small business, ensuring it thrives no matter where military life takes you. 

Get ready to explore an array of topics, including:

  • small business ownership
  • marketing
  • social media
  • financing options
  • business canvas
  • resources


6 hours (virtual)
French session combines self-paced learning on the MSEN with a one-hour live session


Spouses/partners of Canadian Armed Forces members (Regular Force and Reserves) and spouses of Veterans of the Canadian Armed Forces. 





September 28, 2024
1000 hrs - 1600 hrs (EDT)

March 22, 2025
1000 hrs - 1600 hrs (EST)

Please be aware that sessions are not recorded. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and safe environment where everyone can freely and comfortably express themselves. Sessions may feature resource packages, breakout rooms, and open dialogue relating to the session topics.


Contact Elizabeth Nicholas, Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP), Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL), Certified Career Development Practitioner/Professional (CCDP) and Virtual Employment and Education Specialist at the Trenton MFRC.

Establish a successful freelance business

For some military spouses and family members, the career solution to frequent geographic relocation is freelance or contract work. Generally, you charge for services by the hour, day or project job rather than working on a regular salary basis with one employer.

Start working as an independent consultant with these online resources:

Exploring work-from-home jobs

Finding legitimate work from home employment can be daunting. If the job sounds too good to be true, it probably is. 

Finding Legitimate Work From Home Employee Jobs

Legitimate Opportunities to Work-from-Home: The Employment and Education Centre, in collaboration with the Canadian Education and Research Institute for Counselling (CERIC), put together an excellent resource to help work-from-home job seekers in Canada explore valid employment opportunities.

FlexJobs & FlexJobs Blog:  Best 100 Canada Companies for Flexible Jobs, full of great information for workers looking for flexible employment opportunities.

Military Spouse, Borden

"I liked the way the program was structured into" bite size" information and did not feel rushed. The instructor's readiness & availability for questions or any other additional information."

Military Spouse, Winnipeg

"A lot of material was covered and so many resources to refer back to as I start my entrepreneurial journey. Felt very comfortable with attendees as well as the hosts."

Military Spouse, Trenton

"I appreciated the guest speaker from BMO and was very excited to speak to other entrepreneurs about struggles and successes."

Military Spouse, Fort Leavenworth

"All that was covered was super interesting - the workbook, the business plan and the marketing pieces."

Military Spouse, Montreal

"I loved it all...there was great value to each segment and timing was great."

Discover resources and events for entrepreneurs at your Military Family Resource Centre.