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Finding and Bidding on Opportunities with the Government of Canada

Interested in finding out about the Government of Canada’s tendering process? This FREE seminar will equip you with the knowledge you need to bid on government contracts.

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Thursday, November 14, 2019 10:30am to 12:00pm Free
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Creating Your Business Pitch

Friday, November 15 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Creating Your Business Pitch

A great business pitch is crucial for selling your brand. It needs to convince investors, customers or partners about the validity of your business. Join us for this informative seminar and craft your start-up pitch to success.

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Friday, November 15, 2019 1:00pm to 3:00pm $39
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Financial Planning for Your Small Business

Monday, November 18 9:00am to 12:00pm

Financial Planning for Your Small Business

A carefully planned business is a resilient business. Plot the first year of your financials with our Financial Planning for Small Business seminar to save time and money.

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Monday, November 18, 2019 9:00am to 12:00pm $59
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Selling a Business: Essential Steps

Wednesday, November 20 10:30am to 12:00pm

Selling a Business: Essential Steps

Selling a business is one of the toughest decisions an entrepreneur can make. This seminar will introduce the essentials of selling a business including business valuation, the selling process and key steps to optimize the marketability and price of your business.

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Wednesday, November 20, 2019 10:30am to 12:00pm $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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Introducing the New and Improved Small Business BC Website

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A good place to learn how to start a business. Emily Y., Webinar Attendee

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SBBC Launches Make it Happen: A Business Goal Setting Workshop

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

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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