MyBizDay Arrives in Abbotsford and Surrey this Spring

Small Business BC, in partnership with Envision Financial, is thrilled to announce the return of MyBizDay this spring. These FREE, full-day events connect entrepreneurs to the province’s leading tools and resources through a mix of exhibits, panel discussions featuring entrepreneurial experts, and an eclectic slate of practical workshops. This […]

A Guide to Business Mapping

If you’re looking to start a business, you won’t get far without crafting a strategic plan. Conventional wisdom says this document should take the form of a detailed business plan, but an increasing number of entrepreneurs are turning to a less formal alternative called Business Mapping. “Business planning can be […]

7 Tips to Start a Green Business in Canada

The demand for ecologically friendly, green products has never been higher. And, If you are reading this blog post, I imagine you’re exploring the possibilities of launching your own green business. Bravo! You’re taking on a big challenge and some risks, but you’ll also benefit from more support for […]

Is a Partnership Right for Your Small Business?

Going into business with a friend, family member or acquaintance can be a tempting proposition, but is it the right choice for your business idea and your relationship? When two or more people blend their skills, resources and connections to go into business, the resulting partnership can create a strong […]

5 Reasons Why You Should Do A Business Plan Review

Every entrepreneur understands the value of a well-crafted business plan. It’s an invaluable roadmap for launching your business, and something you’ll use to impress banks and investors. The ideal business plan should be short and concise, but you can become so invested in the process that it can be […]

An Introduction to Co-ops

All entrepreneurs face an important question at the start of their journey – what business structure provides the best fit? Traditionally, this choice would encompass sole proprietorships, partnerships, or corporations, but in British Columbia the Co-operative model is steadily growing in popularity. You may not realize it, but co-ops are […]

How a Virtual Assistant Can Help your Small Business

Entrepreneurs start their ventures with bold visions and big plans. However, it’s all too easy to get bogged down by the mundane tasks involved in building a business empire. No matter the industry, every company has these critical tasks that can’t be ignored, and ultimately keep entrepreneurs from the work […]