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Build. Grow. Thrive. Happens September 23rd

Join us for this FREE virtual event and learn how to thrive in our "New Normal"
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Small Business Marketplace

Promote and market your small business to new audiences on our free online marketplace.
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B.C. Business COVID Support Service

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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.

Funding and Resources for Inclusive Employers

Friday, September 25 9:00am to 10:30am

Funding and Resources for Inclusive Employers

Did you know that as an employer you can get free help finding candidates, access wage subsidies, get free job coaching for new employees, assistive technology, and training? In celebration of Disability Employment Month in B.C., this webinar will focus on where employers can obtain support and why employing persons […]

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Friday, September 25, 2020 9:00am to 10:30am Free
1.5 Hours Seminar Webinar
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Get Started with Email Marketing

Tuesday, September 29 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 29, 2020 1:00pm to 4:00pm $39
3 Hours Seminar Webinar
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Cyberthreats: How to Protect Your Small Business

Wednesday, September 30 10:00am to 11:30am

Cyberthreats: How to Protect Your Small Business

Since the beginning of the pandemic, many businesses have quickly increased their online presence and remote operations. Unfortunately, this has led to a rapid increase in cyberattacks. Hackers have learned many small businesses often don’t have strong cybersecurity in place, and they represent a soft target. With 2020 on track […]

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Wednesday, September 30, 2020 10:00am to 11:30am $39
2 hr Seminar Webinar
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Cybersecurity and Privacy: Protect Your Business (Package)

Wednesday, September 30 10:00am to 2:30pm

Cybersecurity and Privacy: Protect Your Business (Package)

2020 is set to become a record-breaking year for cybercrime. With more of us conducting business from home, hackers have turned their attention to this perceived “soft target,” leaving many small businesses vulnerable to privacy leaks. Is your business prepared to handle this increased threat? Whether you’re increasing your online […]

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Wednesday, September 30, 2020 10:00am to 2:30pm $59
3.5 Hours Seminar Webinar
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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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Build. Grow. Thrive. Returns Virtually this September

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If you need to gather experience with the knowledge you have to get to Small Business BC. Leonardo D., Seminar Attendee

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Add Your Business to the Small Business BC Marketplace

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SBBC provides information and insightful seminars to help you launch your business in BC. Worth it! Marc-Antoine B., Seminar Attendee