The holiday season is just around the corner, but before you consider picking out a tree or decking the halls, November presents the perfect opportunity to pause and invest some time in improving your business.
This month, we’ve got a packed education calendar featuring a mix of 30 new and returning seminars and webinars, as well as our Ask The Expert consultation sessions. On November 8th, we host the latest in our Waterfront Chats meetup series. Learn what it takes to develop a compelling value proposition from guest speakers Luke Aulin, CEO of RTOWN and Mark Eversfield, Market Research Analyst at Small Business BC.
Elsewhere, there’s still time to nominate your business, or a business you love, for a Small Business BC Award. Nominations and voting are open until November 30, 2017, so support your favourite local business in your community by nominating them today!
Without further ado, lets check out November’s educational highlights at Small Business BC:
Starting a Business
Monday, November 6, 2017, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
$551 $419 (Save $132)
Spanning nine separate seminars, Focused Business Planning teaches you how to turn a good business idea into a successful business venture. This seminar series contains over 29 hours of education, delivered by industry experts. You will learn to evaluate the financial viability of your business idea, how to clearly define who will buy your product or service, and strategize the first stages of your operations, marketing and sales plans. Book this package and save more than 25% on individual seminar registration.
Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Do you possess a special skill, ability or talent you feel can serve others and earn an income? This seminar will teach you how to transition your skills into an income stream, how to price your service and find clients, and hear from the experts about their years of experience running a consulting business.
Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Setting prices is both an art and a science. This seminar has both a marketing and a financial focus as we get to the heart of how pricing plays an important part in your overall business success. Whether you’re experienced in business or just wanted to get started on the right foot, pricing and costing is time and money well spent.
Growing a Business
Friday, November 17, 2017, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Whether you’re just starting or looking to grow your business, it can be hard to know what the right structure is for your business. This seminar will help you understand the differences between the structures including, what you can deduct from your income, available tax benefits, and when it’s time to incorporate.
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 – Tuesday November 28, 2017
$138 $119 (Save $19)
This two-seminar package is designed for new and existing business owners who want to develop their business strategy by gathering information about current and potential customers, industry trends and competition. You will learn how to ask the right questions, collect key data and interpret that information to help you make strategic business decisions.
Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM and Thursday, November 23, 2017, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Do you need help figuring out how to properly calculate and file your business taxes? Maybe you need to know what expenses you can deduct and how to deduct them, or what business structure would be most beneficial to you come tax season? These 30 minute sessions are available on a first come, first served basis, in-person at Small Business BC, or over Skype.
Friday, November 10, 2017, 9:00 AM to 12:45 PM
Planning on importing? You need to know which regulations, standards and licenses apply to your products. This interactive seminar will help you understand regulations for importing in the following industries:
- Textile regulations and labeling
- Mandatory food labelling requirements and licensing
- Non-mandatory food labelling and consumer product safety considerations
- Cosmetic regulations under the Food and Drugs Act
- Drug regulations
- Natural health product regulations
- Medical devices regulations
Friday, November 3, 2017, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Are you interested in doing business with the Government of Canada? This comprehensive half-day seminar will guide you through the various aspects of doing business with the federal government.
Getting the Word Out
Thursday, November 16, 2017, 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Good publicity is one of the most cost-effective ways to boost the profile of your business. This seminar focuses on how to communicate with traditional and new media decision makers and influencers to get yourself seen and heard in front of their audience.
Monday, November 20, 2017, 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Learn to leverage your networks and maximize your in-person meetings with this interactive seminar hosted by Cathy Kuzel. Subjects include choosing the right events to use your time wisely, how to start with a strong introduction and create connections fast, avoiding the three most common networking mistakes, and using five key strategies to make the most of any networking opportunity.
Our services are easily accessible wherever you are.
Attend seminars in-person at Small Business BC at Waterfront Station (601 West Cordova Street) in Vancouver, or join from anywhere in the province by live webinar. Our Ask the Expert sessions are available in person, by Skype, or by phone.
Register early as space is limited!