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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

How to Become an Inclusive Employer After COVID-19

As we begin the process of re-opening our economy, many business owners will face the need to rebuild and hire new staff. This presents a unique opportunity to build from the ground up with a more inclusive hiring policy. Not only can an employer cast a wider net to find […]

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Friday, June 5, 2020 10:30am to 11:30am Free
1 Hour Seminar Webinar
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Sales Strategies for Small Business

Tuesday, June 9 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Sales Strategies for Small Business

No matter what your product or service is, if you’re in business, you’re in sales! Join Cathy Kuzel and learn sales strategies for small business in this fascinating seminar.

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Tuesday, June 9, 2020 1:00pm to 4:00pm $59
3 Hours Seminar Webinar
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Grow Your Sales With Free Trade Agreements

Wednesday, June 10 9:30am to 11:00am

Grow Your Sales With Free Trade Agreements

Businesses that consider free trade agreements in their growth plans can export more cost-effectively and be more competitive in the international market. Canada’s 14 trade agreements may mean you can enter international markets with 0% or reduced import duties. Exporters of services may also make significant gains. In this interactive […]

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Wednesday, June 10, 2020 9:30am to 11:00am Free
1.5 Hours Seminar Webinar
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Business Mapping: Developing a Smart Business Model

Business Mapping offers a more accessible alternative to the traditional business plan process that will leave you with a strategic plan to direct your business. This introductory seminar will empower you to create a fleshed-out business map.

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Wednesday, June 10, 2020 1:00pm to 3:30pm $59
2 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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"SBBC has a wealth of information, resources, and experts. They are definitely worth looking at." Rob E., Seminar Attendee