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SEMINARS

SOURCING SUPPLIERS: INTERNATIONAL PRODUCT PROCUREMENT
Thurs. Jan. 8
1:00pm - 4:00pm
$59

 

MY FIRST YEAR IN BUSINESS: A FINANCIAL OVERVIEW
Fri. Jan. 9
9:00am - 12:00pm
$59


GETTING INCORPORATED: ESSENTIAL STEPS AND LEGAL TIPS
Fri. Jan. 9
1:00pm - 4:00pm
$59    
                                                 
WHAT'S YOUR BUSINESS WORTH? BUSINESS VALUATION
Mon. Jan. 12
10:30am - 12:00pm
$49

 

HOW TO DO BUSINESS WITH THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT
Mon. Jan. 12
2:30pm - 4:00pm
FREE 

 

START SMART SERIES
Tues. Jan. 13
9:00am - 4:00pm
$49

 

BUSINESS MAPPING: DEVELOPING A SMART BUSINESS MODEL
Wed. Jan. 14
9:00am - 12:00pm
$59

 

BRANDING: MORE THAN JUST A LOGO
Wed. Jan. 14
1:00pm - 4:00pm
$59

 

BUYING A BUSINESS
Thurs. Jan. 15
10:30am - 12:00pm
$39

 

MARKET RESEARCH 1: USING EXISTING DATA TO YOUR ADVANTAGE
Thurs. Jan. 15
1:00pm - 4:00pm
$39
                                              
POWERFUL MARKETING FOR SMALL BUSINESS
Fri. Jan. 16
9:00am - 12:00pm
$59

 

STARTING A CONSULTING BUSINESS
Fri. Jan. 16
1:00pm - 4:00pm
$59


SALES STRATEGIES FOR SMALL BUSINESS
Mon. Jan. 19
9:00am - 12:00pm
$59

 

FINDING OPPORTUNITIES ON THE NEW BUYANDSELL.GC.CA/TENDERS
Mon. Jan. 19
2:30pm - 4:00pm
FREE

 

BUSINESS VIABILITY: ANALYSIS AND FORECASTING
Tues. Jan. 20
9:00am - 4:00pm
$99


TAX TIPS FROM AN ACCOUNTANT
Wed. Jan. 21
9:00am - 12:00pm
$69 

 

MARKET RESEARCH 2: SURVEYS, FOCUS GROUPS AND MORE

Wed. Jan. 21
1:00pm - 4:00pm
$39

 

HOW TO DO BUSINESS WITH THE BC GOVERNMENT
Thurs. Jan. 22
10:30am - 12:00pm
FREE

 

WORKPLACE WELLNESS: THE BENEFITS, COMPONENTS AND BARRIERS
Fri. Jan. 23
1:00pm - 3:30pm
$39

 

SOCIAL MEDIA AND ONLINE MARKETING TACTICS
Wed. Dec. 10
1:00pm - 2:30pm
FREE

 

RETAIL DISTRIBUTION: MOVE YOUR PRODUCT LINE TO RETAIL MARKET
Mon. Jan. 26
9:00am - 12:00pm
$59

 

BIDDING AND PROCUREMENT PROCESS WITH THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT
Mon. Jan. 26
2:30pm - 4:00pm
FREE

 

ARE YOU THINKING OF IMPORTING?
Tues. Jan. 27
9:00am - 11:30am
$59

 

OPERATIONS FOR SMALL BUSINESS
Tues. Jan. 27
1:00pm - 3:00pm
$39

 

MOVING FROM A PROPRIETORSHIP TO INCORPORATION: TAX CONCERNS
Wed. Jan. 28
9:00am - 12:00pm
$59

 

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY: PROTECTING YOUR BUSINESS
Wed. Jan. 28
1:00pm - 4:00pm
$39

 

SUCCESSION PLANNING FOR BUSINESS
Thurs. Jan. 29
10:30am - 12:00pm
$49

 

YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS: BUSINESS PLANNING AND FINANCING
Thurs. Jan. 29
1:00pm - 3:30pm
FREE

 

HOW TO GET YOUR BUSINESS INTO THE MEDIA
Fri. Jan. 30
10:30am - 12:00pm
$30

 

WINTER CATALOGUE 

 

SEMINAR LISTINGS 

 


WHAT ARE YOUR BUSINESS GOALS FOR 2015?
10 RESOLUTIONS FOR NEW YEAR BUSINESS GROWTH

Not all New Year's resolutions need to be about curbing your spending. January is a great time to reflect on where you want to take your business. Here are some resolutions to push your business forward for growth in 2015. READ MORE 

THIS MONTH IN BUSINESS
 
Was your New Year's resolution to 'make more money'? Then check out these marketing strategies to spark your ideas.

You can't manage what you don't measure. This principle also applies to achieving your health and wellness goals.

If you think meetings and admin are a waste of time, you're not alone. Use these simple hacks to ease your workload.

SBBC IN THE NEWS

HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE PAST 30 DAYS


SMALL BC BUSINESS OWNERS SHARE THEIR 2015 RESOLUTIONS  

Setting goals for the new year? Get inspired by these entrepreneurs. 


BC RANKS FIRST IN CANADA FOR MOST SMALL BUSINESSES PER CAPITA 

Find out which sectors are growing and what it takes to be successful.


VANCOUVER COMPANIES DOMINATE SEMI-FINALIST ROUND OF SBBC AWARDS

Nearly 30 Vancouver-based small businesses selected as Top 10.

STRENGTHENING OUR COMMUNITY

VICTORY GARDENS: SMALL BIZ WITH A BIG IMPACT

 

The business of social impact is growing. Entrepreneurs are recognizing that they can be socially conscious as well as profitable.

 

Vancity actively seeks to invest in small businesses making a positive impact in their communities. One of those businesses is Vancouver-based food co-op, Victory Gardens.

 

Find out more about their story and Vancity's contribution to this year's Small Business BC Awards here.

MEET MARK
OUR ECONOMIC AND MARKET RESEARCH ANALYST

If you're interested in better understanding your customer or looking for the next hottest trend - talk to Mark!

 

With over 25 years' experience in market research, Mark knows how to get the best insight about your business.

 

Meet one-to-one with him at Small Business BC or chat via Skype. And, be sure to check out his latest articles... 

 

    

Service-based businesses are on the rise. From social media coaching to doggy daycare, find out about new biz opportunities.

MASON INDUSTRIES: A DRAGONS' DEN JOURNEY FROM CONCEPT AND MARKET RESEARCH TO STORE SHELVES

Before appearing on CBC's show about entrepreneurs, Jason Mason of Mason Industries turned to Mark for advice. 

ADVICE FROM CANADIAN BUSINESS LEADERS

#MYBUSINESSTIP VIDEO

 

 

Want to know the secret to having a work-life balance? Bobby Umar, President at Raeallan shares his advice.

 

Start the new year off right by gaining small business advice from Canadian entrepreneurs featured in the TELUS #MyBusinessTip video series. Watch more here.

NEED HELP STARTING OR GROWING YOUR SMALL BUSINESS THIS YEAR?

The 2015 Vancouver Small Business Information Expo is a FREE tradeshow that brings together government departments and non-profit organizations that support BC small business.

 

The Expo gives you the chance to meet face-to-face with experts who provide valuable programs and resources to small businesses and attend FREE educational panels.

 

Tickets are limited, so get yours today!

 

 

SMALL BUSINESS BC AWARDS CEREMONY
IT'S TIME TO CELEBRATE!
This month the Top 10 semi-finalists will be judged to determine the Top 5 finalists for the 2014-15 Small Business BC Awards. 

We'll be celebrating these local small businesses by enjoying drinks, appetizers, networking, and listening to:
  • Claire Newell, Founder and President, Travel Best Bets
  • The Honourable Minister Naomi Yamamoto
  • Premier Christy Clark (Special video message)

Join the celebration to recognize the amazing entrepreneurs in our province. Tickets are limited, so get yours now! 

 

 

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