Six 2021 Small Business Trends

With a new year on the horizon, there’s plenty of reasons to be optimistic for small businesses across BC. Prepare for the coming year with our Six 2021 Small Business Trends. While many of us can’t wait to say goodbye to 2020, the circumstances presented by this challenging year fueled […]

How Our Business Plan Services Helped Takasa

At Small Business BC, we regularly meet with clients who are preparing their first business plan. This important document acts as a road map for the start-up business, covering areas as diverse as cash flow, marketing plans, and operations. It’s also vital for convincing a financial institution that your business […]

Following up with Small Business BC Business Plan Clients

In my role at Small Business BC, I meet lots of business plan clients who are excited to share their plans for the future of their small business. We work together on their business plans and go off to work hard and make their dreams a reality. It’s hard not […]

Canada Business App Provides Easy Access to Government Services

As part of their continuing efforts to help small business owners, the Government of Canada has announced the launch of the Canada Business App. Available for Apple and Android devices, the Canada Business App allows small- and medium-sized businesses to easily navigate government services, receive recommendations tailored to their business, […]

The 10 Step Guide to Starting a Business

Before you read our 10 step guide to starting a business, make sure to download Small Business BC’s Starting Your Business Checklist. Download Now British Columbia is home to over 500,000 small business. In fact, a remarkable 98 per cent of all businesses in our province are small […]

5 Business Start-up Mistakes to Avoid

Before you read our business start-up mistakes to avoid, make sure to download Small Business BC’s Starting Your Business Checklist. Download Now When entrepreneurs come up with an idea for a business it’s an exciting time. They’re fired up and they want to share their vision with the […]

How to Start a Business as an Immigrant

It was 2012. I had just stepped on Canadian ground for the first time, and that marked the beginning on my journey from an Iranian pre-med student to the CEO of Spocket. At 25, there were lessons to be learnt and challenges to be faced as entrepreneurship took hold of […]

7 Things to Consider Before Starting a Small Business

Starting a small business? Make sure to download Small Business BC’s Starting Your Business Checklist. Download Now Entrepreneurs continue to be the driving force behind the economy of British Columbia. Small business represents a remarkable 98 per cent of all business in the province, employing over one million […]