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Building a Remote Work Strategy for Your Small Business

You’ve heard of cloud-based systems and on-demand access to all your files and programs, but think it’s all “pie in the sky” talk? Join us and learn from a representative from Uniserve about building a framework for your remote workplace with just the right amount of cloud computing that […]

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Tuesday, April 14, 2020 1:00pm to 2:00pm Free
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Package: Build Your Remote Work Strategy and Toolkit

You’ve heard of cloud-based systems, unified communications, and on-demand access to all your files and programs, but you’re not sure where to start? Join us to begin building your remote work strategy and toolkit over a series of four short webinars. By registering for this package, you will be enrolled […]

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Tuesday, April 14, 2020 1:00pm to 2:00pm Free
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Start Smart 1: Basics of Starting a Business

Wednesday, April 15 9:00am to 12:30pm

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, April 15, 2020 9:00am to 12:30pm $29
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Starting a Business: Start Smart Package

Wednesday, April 15 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, April 15, 2020 9:00am to 4:00pm $49
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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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Introducing the New and Improved Small Business BC Website

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Small Business BC is a great resource for starting a business. I'm really glad to have found this resource as I start my business. Great staff! Mel L., Seminar Attendee

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2020 Business Trends to Watch

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Announcing the 2020 Small Business BC Award Winners

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SBBC has a wealth of information, resources, and experts. They are definitely worth looking at. Rob E., Seminar Attendee