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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.

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Upcoming Business Education

Designing a New Content Marketing Plan for 2020

With customers safely perched at home, content consumption is at an all-time high right now. Is your business creating the type of content your customers and clients want to see? Join Ashley “WriterGal” Doan as she shares why content like blogs, social media posts, lead magnets, and video are invaluable […]

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Monday, June 1, 2020 1:00pm to 2:00pm Free
1 hr Seminar Webinar
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Starting a Consulting Business

Tuesday, June 2 9:00am to 12:00pm

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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Tuesday, June 2, 2020 9:00am to 12:00pm Free
3 Hours Seminar Webinar
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Business Planning Series Package

Wednesday, June 3 12:00am to 11:59pm

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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Wednesday, June 3, 2020 12:00am to 11:59pm $419
30+ Hours Seminar Webinar
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Marketing for Small Business

Wednesday, June 3 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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Wednesday, June 3, 2020 9:00am to 12:00pm Free
3 Hours Seminar Webinar
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Who is small business bc and how can we help you?

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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Catch up with SBBC’s Free COVID-19 Webinars

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Add Your Business to the Small Business BC Marketplace

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"A great starting point for all interested to do business in BC. Their wealth of knowledge and the amount of caring for your business to succeed works like magic!" Dana F., Webinar Attendee