Advertising & Sponsorship

Small Business BC exists to ensure that business owners and entrepreneurs in British Columbia have access to affordable business advice, education and events to meet their specific needs. An important element in achieving this goal is the sponsorship opportunities we offer. If you are interested in partnering with Small Business BC and reaching our community of business owners and entrepreneurs, we’ve listed all of the available sponsorship opportunities below.

Benefits of Working with Small Business BC

In British Columbia, small business is big business. In fact, 98 per cent of all businesses in British Columbia are small businesses, with fewer than 50 employees, providing employment for over one million people. These jobs account for 55 per cent of private sector employment within the province. Small Business BC’s close and trusted relationship with this community delivers a number of benefits for your organization.

  • Exposure to new and existing small businesses across all industries throughout British Columbia
  • Top of mind placement of your brand in the mindset of the small business audience
  • Potential to grow your brand recognition within the small business market
  • Positioning your company with potential clients throughout their entire business life-cycle

Download the Small Business BC Opportunities Package.

Content Marketing Options

Articles

The Small Business BC website regularly features articles, blogs and success profiles of interest to the local small business community. With over 80,000 unique visits per month, your business can place an article on our site that will reach our highly targeted and engaged small business audience.

Articles (Sponsor submits content)

  • $250 per article
  • $675 per three articles
  • $1,300 per six articles
  • $2,500 per 12 articles

Articles (SBBC writes content)

  • $350 per article
  • $950 per three articles
  • $1,800 per six articles
  • $3,500 per 12 articles

Display Ads

The Small Business BC website is an online resource servicing BC small business owners and operators in all stages of business. With 80,000 unique visits monthly, we offer prime ad placement opportunities that will help you enhance the visibility of your messaging and reach a highly targeted, small business audience.

Premium (Big Box; 300 x 250) – $250 per month

Standard (125 x 125) – $150 per month

eNewsletter Ads

The Small Business BC eNews communicated the important information about business resources, education, events and special offers to over 11,000 small and medium business owners across BC.

e-Newsletter Feature (11,000+ contacts) or Events & Education Update Feature (8,000+ contacts) – $1,000

Dedicated e-Blast – $2,000

e-Newsletter Ad Blocks on smallbusinessbc.ca:

Side Rectangle $400

Main Column $600

For information on any of the above opportunities, please refer to the Small Business BC Opportunities Package, Email or call us: advertise@smallbusinessbc.ca or 1-800-667-2272.

Event Options

Small Business BC provides a year-long intensive communications platform for reaching the BC entrepreneur community. We use a variety of awareness opportunities to get your organization in front of small business owners and their customers, including opportunities for exposure in our signature events portfolio.

SBBC Awards

The annual Small Business BC Awards contest and Small Business BC Awards Gala recognize and celebrate the important contributions BC’s entrepreneurs make to their local communities, the Province of BC and to the global economy.

We have a number of exciting opportunities available to get involved in our Annual Awards Gala. View the Awards Sponsorship Opportunities Package.

INSPIRE

The annual INSPIRE Celebration of entrepreneurship is the province’s largest single-night Small Business Week kick-off event. It features an interactive panel session, a keynotes from an industry leader, messages from government speakers, networking and exhibitions.

We have a number of exciting opportunities available to get involved in our Annual INSPIRE event. View the INSPIRE Sponsorship Opportunities Package.

MyBizDay

MyBizDay series connects small business owners and entrepreneurs to private and public business support programs to help them start-up, grow, create jobs and spur innovation in their community. Part conference, part tradeshow, these free full-day events give attendees the opportunity to access information and support through a blend of education, interactive panel discussions, exhibitions and networking.

Want to get involved in MyBizDay? View the MyBizDay Sponsorship Opportunities Package.

Find Out More

For information on any of the above opportunities, or to find out more about partnering with Small Business BC, Email or call us: advertise@smallbusinessbc.ca or 1-800-667-2272.