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Celebrate Small Business Month with Free Education

October 1 marks the start of Small Business Month – an annual celebration of entrepreneurship that British Columbia has been recognizing for nearly a decade.

Small Business Month is about commending the efforts and successes of our province’s 400,000 small businesses, as well as learning and exchanging ideas. To grow you need the right people, the right technology and the right business skills to beat the competition.

Uniting and serving the province’s small business community continues to be the central focus of Small Business BC. Last year alone we had over 820,000 interactions with small business owners across the province. We also increased our offering to include 282 webinars, providing over 3,000 small business owners outside of the Lower Mainland with access to our quality education.

In celebration of Small Business Month we invite you to attend our FREE SEMINARS held here, at the Small Business BC Education Centre in Vancouver, and broadcast via webinar to business owners throughout BC. If you want to grow your business, Small Business BC we will be sharing practical advice on how to succeed.

Below are just some of the great events happening to celebrate Small Business Month:

1.    Start Smart Series 
October 6, 2014 – 9:00am – 4:00pm

2.    Ask a Social Media Expert 
October 7, 2014 – By Appointment

3.    Workplace Wellness: The Benefits, Components and Barriers
October 8, 2014 – 10:00am – 12:00pm

4.    Protect Your Staff, Protect Your Profits
October 8, 2014 – 1:00pm – 2:30pm

5.    Small Business Information Expo  
October 9, 2014 – 10:00am – 2:00pm

6.    Doing Business with the Government of Canada 
October 15,  2014 – 9:00am – 12:00pm

7.    Marketing in a Digital World for Small Business
October 10, 2014 – 1:00pm – 3.00pm
Attend LIVE at Small Business BC for your chance to WIN a 10” Microsoft Surface 2 tablet (MSRP $450).

8.    How to Do Business With the BC Government 
October 17, 2014 – 1:00pm – 2:30pm

9.    Ask a HR Professional 
October 21, 2014 – By Appointment

10.    Young Entrepreneurs: Business Planning and Financing  
October 22, 2014 – 1:00pm – 3:30pm

And dont’ forget Nominations and Voting open for our Small Business BC Awards October 1. To nominate and vote for your business, or a small business you love, simply visit our website http://sbbcawards.ca

Check out our Events Calendar for more information on what is happening in your area.

We look forward to seeing you soon!