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Business Education

Small Business BC provides practical business seminars and online education to develop your business skills and strategy to run a successful business. Whether you need help starting your business, hiring employees, managing operations, or anything else, Small Business BC has a business education seminar for you.

To see all available Education at Small Business BC from July - Dec 2019, download the catalogue.

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Finding and Bidding on Opportunities with the Government of Canada

Interested in finding out about the Government of Canada’s tendering process? This FREE seminar will equip you with the knowledge you need to bid on government contracts.

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Thursday, November 14 10:30am to 12:00pm Free
1.5 Hours
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Creating Your Business Pitch

Friday, November 15 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Creating Your Business Pitch

A great business pitch is crucial for selling your brand. It needs to convince investors, customers or partners about the validity of your business. Join us for this informative seminar and craft your start-up pitch to success.

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Friday, November 15 1:00pm to 3:00pm $39
2 Hours
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Financial Planning for Your Small Business

Monday, November 18 9:00am to 12:00pm

Financial Planning for Your Small Business

A carefully planned business is a resilient business. Plot the first year of your financials with our Financial Planning for Small Business seminar to save time and money.

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Monday, November 18 9:00am to 12:00pm $59
3 Hours
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Selling a Business: Essential Steps

Wednesday, November 20 10:30am to 12:00pm

Selling a Business: Essential Steps

Selling a business is one of the toughest decisions an entrepreneur can make. This seminar will introduce the essentials of selling a business including business valuation, the selling process and key steps to optimize the marketability and price of your business.

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Wednesday, November 20 10:30am to 12:00pm $49
1.5 Hours
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Early Stage Financing for Small Business

Wednesday, November 20 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Early Stage Financing for Small Business

Starting a business or recently started one? Find out the early stage financing options for small business by attending this practical seminar.

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Wednesday, November 20 1:00pm to 2:30pm Free
1.5 Hours
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Market Research 1: Find Business Data and Insights

Thursday, November 21 10:30am to 4:30pm

Market Research 1: Find Business Data and Insights

Market Research takes the guesswork out of making business decisions. Find out where you can find the data you need to succeed in this interactive and fun seminar.

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Thursday, November 21 10:30am to 4:30pm $69
6 Hours
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Market Research for Your Business Package

Thursday, November 21 10:30am to 4:30pm

Market Research for Your Business Package

This two-seminar Market Research package will equip you with the data tools you need to find and interpret primary and secondary market research.

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Thursday, November 21 10:30am to 4:30pm $119
12 Hours
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Importing Regulations in Canada

Friday, November 22 9:00am to 12:45pm

Importing Regulations in Canada

Importing is proven to be one of the best ways to reduce costs and increase profits. Not sure where to begin? Get started on importing commercial goods into Canada with this interactive seminar.

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Friday, November 22 9:00am to 12:45pm $49
3.75 Hours
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How to Export Your Services to New Markets

Monday, November 25 9:30am to 11:00am

How to Export Your Services to New Markets

Ready to increase your customer base and sell your services outside British Columbia? Learn about opportunities selling your services to new markets in this free seminar. Presented by Export Navigator.

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Monday, November 25 9:30am to 11:00am Free
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Creating a Website for Your Business

Monday, November 25 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Creating a Website for Your Business

Wondering how to make a website? Thanks to platforms like WordPress, Shopify and Squarespace, it’s not as difficult as you think. Our Creating a Website for Your Business seminar will guide you through the basics.

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Monday, November 25 1:00pm to 3:00pm $59
2 Hours
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Business Networking Skills for Success

Tuesday, November 26 9:30am to 11:30am

Business Networking Skills for Success

In-person networking remains the single most effective way to put your business on the map. Attend Business Networking Skills for Success and learn how to make a big impression during your in-person meetings.

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Tuesday, November 26 9:30am to 11:30am $39
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Sales Strategies for Small Business

Tuesday, November 26 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Sales Strategies for Small Business

No matter what your product or service is, if you’re in business, you’re in sales! Join Cathy Kuzel and learn sales strategies for small business in this fascinating seminar.

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Tuesday, November 26 1:00pm to 4:00pm $59
3 Hours
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Retail Ready: How to Get Your Product Into Stores

Wednesday, November 27 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Retail Ready: How to Get Your Product Into Stores

Want to get your product into retail? Join us and learn about product design and how to tell your brand’s story in a way that resonates with retailers and consumers.

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Wednesday, November 27 1:00pm to 4:00pm $39
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Market Research 2: Surveys and Focus Groups

Thursday, November 28 10:30am to 4:30pm

Market Research 2: Surveys and Focus Groups

Primary market research empowers you to collect important data straight from the source. Learn how your small business can leverage these numbers by attending Market Research 2, our fascinating, hands-on seminar.

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Thursday, November 28 10:30am to 4:30pm $69
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How to Start Importing into Canada

Friday, November 29 10:00am to 12:00pm

How to Start Importing into Canada

Is your business ready to start importing? Are you an entrepreneur considering importing products into Canada? This informative seminar will teach you technical aspects of the import business to get started.

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Friday, November 29 10:00am to 12:00pm $59
2 Hours
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Starting a Consulting Business

Friday, November 29 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Starting a Consulting Business

Do you possess a special skill, ability or talent you feel can help others and earn an income? Our Starting a Consulting Business seminar will show you how to turn your skills into a potentially lucrative career in the consulting and contracting field.

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Friday, November 29 1:00pm to 4:00pm $59
3 Hours
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Operations Management for Small Business

Monday, December 2 9:00am to 12:00pm

Operations Management for Small Business

Running a business will always be a challenge but having a solid foundation in place can lessen the load. Our Operations Management for Small Business Seminar will teach you how to merge all the essential elements of operating a small business.

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Monday, December 2 9:00am to 12:00pm $39
3 Hours
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Business Viability 1: The Break-Even Analysis

Tuesday, December 3 9:00am to 12:00pm

Business Viability 1: The Break-Even Analysis

Are you sitting on the next big business idea? Our Business Viability 1 seminar will help you determine the start-up viability of your concept.

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Tuesday, December 3 9:00am to 12:00pm $69
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Creating Google Ads for Your Business

Tuesday, December 3 9:00am to 12:00pm

Creating Google Ads for Your Business

Google Ads are one of the most effective ways to drive traffic to your site. Our Creating Google Ads for Your Business seminar will teach you how to harness this powerful platform to generate conversions.

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Tuesday, December 3 9:00am to 12:00pm $49
3 Hours
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Business Viability Package

Tuesday, December 3 9:00am to 4:00pm

Business Viability Package

Are you sitting on the next big business idea? Our Business Viability seminar package will help you determine the start-up viability of your concept and how to map out those first few months financially.

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Tuesday, December 3 9:00am to 4:00pm $119
6 Hours
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Business Viability 2: The Cash Flow Forecast

Tuesday, December 3 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Business Viability 2: The Cash Flow Forecast

It takes money to make money, and cash flow is arguably the most crucial part of your financial plan. Stay on top of one of business’ greatest challenges with this informative seminar.

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Tuesday, December 3 1:00pm to 4:00pm $69
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Optimize Your Landing Pages

Tuesday, December 3 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Optimize Your Landing Pages

Landing pages are often the first page a customer will interact with on your website. Attend our Optimize Your Landing Pages seminar and arm yourself with the tools you need to master this digital sales funnel.

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Tuesday, December 3 1:00pm to 4:00pm $49
3 Hours
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How to Drive More Traffic to Your Website

Wednesday, December 4 10:00am to 12:00pm

How to Drive More Traffic to Your Website

This search engine and analytics seminar will guide you through tools such as Google Search Console, Audience Insights and Demographics Reports from Google Analytics. You’ll discover your “rock star” products that drive new business, and research your competitors’ marketing strategy as you attract more customers online to grow your business.

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Wednesday, December 4 10:00am to 12:00pm $49
2 Hours
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Supplying Professional Services to the Government of Canada

Are you interested in providing professional services to the Government of Canada? Join us for this seminar and find out how.

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Thursday, December 5 10:30am to 12:00pm Free
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TaxSense for Incorporating Your Business

Tuesday, December 10 9:00am to 12:00pm

TaxSense for Incorporating Your Business

Thinking about incorporating? As your business matures, the realities of your legal and tax situations will change. Incorporation for Small Business will teach you how a registered corporation can help lower risk and optimize tax benefits.

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Tuesday, December 10 9:00am to 12:00pm $59
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Small Business Incorporation Package

Tuesday, December 10 9:00am to 4:00pm

Small Business Incorporation Package

Incorporating can unlock a range of benefits for you and your business. Our Small Business Incorporation Package is all-day tax and legal information series that instructs on how to do business as a corporation in BC.

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Tuesday, December 10 9:00am to 4:00pm $99
6 Hours
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Steps to Incorporate Your Business

Tuesday, December 10 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Steps to Incorporate Your Business

Incorporating can unlock a range of benefits for you and your business. Join us and learn how to become an incorporated business.

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Tuesday, December 10 1:00pm to 4:00pm $59
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Start Smart 1: Basics of Starting a Business

Wednesday, December 11 9:00am to 12:00pm

Start Smart 1: Basics of Starting a Business

Starting a business is one of the most exciting decisions a person can make in their life. Equip yourself with the knowledge and skills you need to get it off the ground with Start Smart 1: Basics of Starting a Business.

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Wednesday, December 11 9:00am to 12:00pm $29
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Starting a Business: Start Smart Package

Wednesday, December 11 9:00am to 4:00pm

Starting a Business: Start Smart Package

Starting a Business: Start Smart Package offers a step-by-step guide to starting your business right. This package includes two seminars presented by several industry experts.

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Wednesday, December 11 9:00am to 4:00pm $49
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Start Smart 2: Key Considerations of Starting a Business

Starting a business is tricky enough without adding unnecessary risks. Our Start Smart 2 seminar focuses on how entrepreneurs can protect their business, their employees and themselves during the start-up phase and beyond.

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Wednesday, December 11 1:00pm to 4:00pm $29
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Doing Business with the Government of Canada: Half Day Condensed

Interested in doing business with the Government of Canada? Join us for this FREE half-day seminar and learn about the various aspects of doing business with the federal government.

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Thursday, December 12 1:00pm to 4:00pm Free
3 Hours
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