What’s Going on in December at Small Business BC?

The Holiday Season is often described as a time of giving, and there’s no better gift for your small business than the gift of education. This December we’re decking the halls of Small Business BC with a packed education calendar featuring 19 new and returning seminars and webinars, as well […]

Brian Scudamore’s 5 Tips for Aspiring Franchise Owners

In 1989, Brian Scudamore, serial entrepreneur and founder of O2E Brands, was killing time waiting in line at a McDonald’s drive-thru. In the days before cell phones provided distraction, he happened to glance at a beaten up pickup truck advertising a junk removal service. Thinking it would make a […]

How to Create A Starter Website For Your Business

Canadians are some of the biggest internet enthusiasts in the world, according to the CIRA Internet Factbook 2016. We spend more hours online than anyone else, seeking out an average of 80 websites, and 3,238 unique web pages per month. We’re also some of the biggest spenders, with online […]

Steve Thorp’s 4 Tips for Craft Brewers

Steve Thorp, co-founder of Postmark Brewing and Vancouver Urban Winery, knows more than most about how to successfully launch a craft brewery. We asked him for his tips on how to break into the craft brewing scene.

Expanding Your Business with New Product Lines

In 2011, Vancouver-based lifestyle brand, Herschel Supply, sold 8,000 of their trademark bags to an extremely receptive, but mostly local market. Just six years later, they’ve already sold their 15 millionth bag, expanding to service a global audience in over 100 countries.

7 Reasons Why PR is Worth the Trouble

We often say that there’s something magical about public relations in business. And a lot of time and resources go into this marketing method. But what is so special about it, and why should businesses invest in it? We took a stab at explaining this PR “wow” factor with these […]

5 Ways to Create Loyal Customers This Holiday Season

The holidays are one of the most critical times of the year for many small business owners. As frantic shoppers look for the perfect presents, restaurants are booked up for office parties and cafes have their espresso machines on overdrive, it can be easy to forget critical steps to capitalize […]