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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.

Get Started with Email Marketing

Tuesday, September 21 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Get Started with Email Marketing

Reach your target audience via their email inbox and unlock the secrets of email marketing with this fascinating seminar hosted by Mhairi Petrovic, Out-Smarts Marketing.

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Tuesday, September 21, 2021 1:00pm to 4:00pm Free
3 Hours Webinar
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Key Tips for Building a Performance-Based Culture

Wednesday, September 22 10:00am to 12:00pm

Key Tips for Building a Performance-Based Culture

Hailed as the father of modern business management, Peter Drucker once stated “If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it.” While Drucker’s words were seen as innovative in his day, those ideas have slowly seeped into the mainstream, forming the foundation of modern management. As a small business leader, […]

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Wednesday, September 22, 2021 10:00am to 12:00pm Free
2 Hour Webinar
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How to Grow Your Business on Amazon

Wednesday, September 22 1:00pm to 2:00pm

How to Grow Your Business on Amazon

As someone who may be familiar with the basics of how to sell on Amazon, it’s time to learn about ways to grow your business. Growing as a seller involves expanding your selection, driving traffic to your products, increasing your reach, and delivering a great customer experience. This webinar will […]

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Wednesday, September 22, 2021 1:00pm to 2:00pm Free
1 Hour Webinar
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How Much is Your Business Worth?

Thursday, September 23 10:30am to 12:00pm

How Much is Your Business Worth?

As small business owners approach retirement, or adjust to the realities of COVID-19, many are contemplating selling their businesses. As Warren Buffet once said, “Price is what you pay: Value is what you get.” In this seminar you’ll learn how businesses are valued, how buyers think, and practical tips for […]

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Thursday, September 23, 2021 10:30am to 12:00pm Free
1.5 Hours Webinar
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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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I have owned a company for 14 years and I was not aware of the resources available at Small Business BC. I have been pleased with every seminar I've taken so far. This is a go-to for business seminars. Paula C., Webinar Attendee

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