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TaxSense for Incorporating Your Business

Tuesday, October 15 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, October 15, 2019 9:00am to 12:00pm $59
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Small Business Incorporation Package

Tuesday, October 15 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, October 15, 2019 9:00am to 4:00pm $99
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Steps to Incorporate Your Business

Tuesday, October 15 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, October 15, 2019 1:00pm to 4:00pm $59
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Market Research 2: Surveys and Focus Groups

Wednesday, October 16 9:30am to 3:30pm

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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Wednesday, October 16, 2019 9:30am to 3:30pm $69
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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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Introducing the New and Improved Small Business BC Website

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SBBC provides useful information on a variety of topics that can be very helpful to those in or starting a business. Mariane S., Webinar Attendee

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SBBC Launches Make it Happen: A Business Goal Setting Workshop

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What’s Happening in October 2019 at Small Business BC?

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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