AccessAbility Month Returns to SBBC this September

Small Business BC, alongside our partners at The Presidents Group, Office of Small and Medium Enterprises and the Community Futures Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Program, is thrilled to announce the return of AccessAbility Month this September.

Whether you’re looking to start, grow or build business resiliency in these challenging times, September’s AccessAbility Month will feature 17 webinars, all with ASL interpretation and closed captioning. We’ve tailored our programming for this special month to offer our most popular webinar topics, covering subjects as diverse as starting a business, email marketing, and even how to conduct business with the federal government.

Available Webinars at Small Business BC

As we continue to navigate the challenges posed by COVID-19, all education at Small Business BC is currently being offered remotely, via webinar. Attendees at each webinar can access ASL interpretation alongside the speaker delivering the session.

Our webinars are hosted through Adobe Connect. If you’ve never attended an Adobe Connect webinar before, there are some quick steps to take to ensure you’re ready to go when you access the webinar. For information on how to test your setup and prepare for the webinar, please visit our Adobe Connect Information Page.

Here are the sessions being offered in September’s AccessAbility Month:

COVID Safety and Energy Efficiency for Your Small BusinessSeptember 2nd 10:00am – 11:00am PST

TaxSense for Small BusinessSeptember 9th 9:00am – 12:00pm PST

Marketing for Small BusinessSeptember 10th 1:00pm – 4:00pm PST

How to Do Business with the Federal GovernmentSeptember 14th 1:00pm – 2:30pm PST

TaxSense for Incorporating Your BusinessSeptember 15th 9:00am – 12:00pm PST

Steps to Incorporate Your BusinessSeptember 15th 1:00pm – 4:00pm PST

Start Smart 1: Basics of Starting a BusinessSeptember 16th 9:00am – 12:30pm PST

Start Smart 2: Key Considerations of Starting a BusinessSeptember 16th 1:30pm – 4:00pm PST

Finding and Bidding on Opportunities (IDEaS)September 17th 1:00pm – 3:00pm PST

Importing Regulations in CanadaSeptember 18th 9:00am – 12:00pm PST –

Creating a Website for Your BusinessSeptember 21st 1:00pm – 3:00pm PST

Business Viability 1: The Break Even AnalysisSeptember 22nd 9:00am – 12:00pm PST

Business Viability 2: The Cash Flow ForecastSeptember 22nd 1:00pm – 4:00pm PST

Funding and Resources for Inclusive EmployersSeptember 25th 9:00am – 10:30am PST

Get Started with Email MarketingSeptember 29th 1:00pm – 4:00pm PST

Cyberthreats: How to Protect Your Small BusinessSeptember 30th 10:00am – 12:00pm PST

Privacy Law: Navigating Regulations and Avoiding BreachesSeptember 30th 1:00pm – 2:30pm PST

*Please note that ASL interpretation and closed captioning will not be available for the Back to Business Goal Setting Workshop running from Sep 24th to Oct 15th.

Apply for Free Education

All our seminars and webinars are available at a minimal cost – however Community Futures are offering free education for AccessAbility Month through their Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Program.

The Application process for these seminars differs from Small Business BC’s usual registration process. Interested clients must fill out an client intake form. Applications will be reviewed by Community Futures and will take 3-5 business days to process. Once approval is received, Small Business BC will contact you to complete the registration process.