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Small Business BC helps British Columbia’s entrepreneurs grow successful and sustainable businesses through expert business advisors, educational services, easy-to-use free resources and engaging community events.

Please Note: The Small Business BC office remains closed to in-person visits at this time. All of our services remain available remotely.

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Upcoming Business Education

Small Business BC provides practical business seminars and online education to develop your business skills and strategy to run a successful business.

Writing a Business Plan

Friday, April 16 9:00am to 12:00pm

Writing a Business Plan

Writing a business plan massively increases your chances of start-up success. In this seminar, Laura Aveledo teaches you how to write a cohesive and compelling business plan.

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Friday, April 16, 2021 9:00am to 12:00pm $59
3 Hours Seminar Webinar
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Business Planning Series Package

Friday, April 16 9:00am to 12:00pm

Business Planning Series Package

Want to turn your business idea into a successful venture? Our nine-seminar Business Planning Series equips you with the skills to evaluate the start-up viability of your big idea.

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Friday, April 16, 2021 9:00am to 12:00pm $419
30+ Hours Seminar Webinar
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Opportunities and Trends in the Cannabis Industry in 2021 and Beyond

In this panel we bring together three Cannabis experts who have been involved in the industry from the beginning, and ask them where do they think are the opportunities and gaps in the market for small businesses.

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Friday, April 16, 2021 1:00pm to 2:30pm $10
1.5 hour Seminar Webinar
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Marketing for Small Business

Tuesday, April 20 9:00am to 12:00pm

Marketing for Small Business

Marketing builds awareness, increases sales and engages your customers. Our fast-paced and interactive Marketing for Small Business seminar teaches you the essential marketing concepts.

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Tuesday, April 20, 2021 9:00am to 12:00pm $59
3 Hours Seminar Webinar
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Receive Tailored 1-on-1 Advice for Your Business with Our Experts

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Your Business Community is Strong

Did you know you can access free tools and resources to help you write your business plan?

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Did you know you can access a free personalized list of government financing programs for your business?

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Did you know we offer a variety of webinars that also include access to a recording for 7 days after the live session?

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Did you know 98% of all businesses operating in British Columbia are classified as small businesses?

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Did you know that businesses commonly fail due to having no market for their idea? Market research can help validate your idea and reduce your risk of failure.

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Did you know Small Business BC has conference rooms available for rent?

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Did you know you can start a business in B.C. even if you're not Canadian?

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Did you know you can book a free introductory business advisory session to speak with us about your business idea?

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Did you know we can also help you with a corporate search over the phone?

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Did you know that the type of business structure that you choose will have different legal implications? A lawyer can help you understand these considerations.

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Did you know that third party reviewed business plans have a higher chance of getting approved for financing from a bank?

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Did you know you can access free market research at a neighbourhood level?

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Did you know you can access free, personalized, one-on-one advice to help your business get export ready?

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Did you know most municipalities in British Columbia require you to obtain a business license to operate your business?

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Did you know that if you own an incorporated business in BC, you’re required to file an annual report within two months of your company’s anniversary date, to confirm your corporation is active?

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Did you know that we can help you replace your registration documents if you've lost them?

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Did you know that you are required to register your business for GST if your gross annual revenue exceeds $30,000?

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Did you know you can access free resources for statistical information for Canada and BC?

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Did you know that entrepreneurs can claim a variety of business expenses which can help bring down the amount of tax that needs to be paid?

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Did you know that there are great digital marketing tools available to help you maximize the return on your marketing spend?

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Did you know that as a corporation or employer, you must register your business for workers compensation coverage?

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Did you know that one in four manufacturing jobs depends on exports?

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Many Canadian companies think that exporting is too risky. With appropriate coaching and guidance exporters can minimize risk.

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Meet Teara Fraser, Iskwew Air

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SBBC provides information and insightful seminars to help you launch your business in BC. Worth it! Marc-Antoine B., Seminar Attendee

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Introducing SBBC’s New Business Plan Advisor John Baxter

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Meet Linda Adimora, Batiqua

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If you need to gather experience with the knowledge you have to get to Small Business BC. Leonardo D., Seminar Attendee

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