How to Turn a Your Favourite Hobby Into a Profitable Small Business

There are many ways a business idea can evolve, but one of the common scenario’s we see here at Small Business BC is the person who is looking to turn their hobby into a business. Likely, they started making crafts, jewellery, cakes, etc. to give to friends and family as […]

How Road Safety Affects Your Business 

Do you have employees who drive for work? If so, do you have safety policies and procedures in place that cover driving for work purposes? As an employer, you are responsible for the safety of your employees, whether they drive full-time or as part of their job and whether they […]

11 Habits of Confident People

One of the key attributes of successful leaders is confidence. After all, if you do not have confidence in yourself and your business, how can you expect your clients, your suppliers and your competition to? Your mind is a powerful tool. The impact of your thoughts and words cannot be […]

3 Reasons to Take a Vacation This Spring Break

Running a small business can be 24/7 job. Even with a talented team in place, many entrepreneurs feel uncomfortable stepping away from their business for even a short time. But time away from your business can be a good thing. Remember nobody does their best work if they’re too tired […]

Local Leaders, a New Summer Networking Event

Launching and growing a business takes a lot of hard work, a solid business plan and a strong community. Which is why in April, May, June and July 2015, Small Business BC is opening its doors to help you learn from successful business owners and discover the tools and resources […]

Are You an SBBC Awards Door Prize Winner?

Were you at the SBBC Awards ceremony last night? If so, you may be a lucky winner of one of the fabulous door prizes. This year’s door prize winners include: Grand Prize Winner: Michka Asli, Futurpreneur This prize includes: Wilderness Run Snowmobile Tour for Two and Salmon Bake One Night […]

Presenting Your 2015 SBBC Awards Winners

The ten top small businesses in BC were announced last night as the winners of the 12th Annual Small Business BC Awards, at the Pan Pacific Vancouver. The competition was fierce, and the winners had to prove their excellence among a group of over 460 nominated businesses. The winners were […]

Three Myths About Mentorship Debunked

Wouldn’t it be great if there was someone out there who could show you the ropes to owning a small business? If you get a small business mentor, this can be a reality. However 84 per cent of small business owners are unaware about how to find a mentor in British Columbia according to a recent study by MentorshipBC.

We Revamped Our Website

Today we launched the new version of our website. This has been a big project for us, and we hope that the new website will help you quickly and efficiently access the tools and resources you need to start or grow your small business. Involving Our Community Last year, we […]

7 Ways to Cultivate Company Culture

Your company culture defines the way in which your business interacts with one another and how the team interacts with the outside world, specifically your customers. A report by Deloitte revealed that 94 per cent of executives and 88 per cent of employees believed a distinct workplace culture is important to their business’ success