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January is Accessibility Month at SBBC

Small Business BC is excited to announce our inaugural Accessibility Month.

Are you looking to start or grow your own business? Join us for Accessibility Month in January 2020 featuring over 20 seminars and webinars, all with in-person ASL interpretation. A variety of topics will be covered, from business planning to financial management to market research. See below for full listings.

All seminars are available at Small Business BC in Vancouver, or by webinar province-wide, in partnership with the Office of Small and Medium Enterprises and the Community Futures Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Program.

Available Seminars at Small Business BC

Business Mapping: Developing a Smart Business Model – January 8th

How to Do Business with the Federal Government – January 9th

Key Employment Issues for Small Business – January 13th 

Get Started with Email Marketing – January 14th

Sales Strategies for Small Business – January 14th

Rock Your Side Hustle and Keep Your Day Job – January 15th

Trademarks, Copyright, Patents and More – January 15th

Finding Opportunities with the Government of Canada – January 16th

Writing a Business Plan – January 17th

Starting a Consulting Business – January 21st

Bidding on Opportunities with the Government of Canada – January 21st

Starting a Business: Start Smart Series (Package for Start Smart 1 and 2) – January 22nd

Start Smart 1: Basics of Starting a Business – January 22nd

Start Smart 2: Key Considerations of Starting a Business – January 22nd

Market Research for Your Business (Package for Market Research 1 and 2) – January 23rd

Market Research 1: Find Business Data and Insights – January 23rd

Early Stage Financing for Small Business – January 24th

Blogging to Promote Your Business – January 27th

Small Business Incorporation Package (Package for TaxSense for Incorporating Your Business and Steps to Incorporate Your Business) – January 28th

TaxSense for Incorporating Your Business – January 28th

Steps to Incorporate Your Business – January 28th

Creating Your Business Pitch – January 29th

Market Research 2: Surveys and Focus Groups – January 30th

How it Works

All Seminars during January will be presented by the usual presenter, with an ASL sign language interpreter present at the front of the room. For those watching via webinar, the feed will show the ASL interpretation alongside the seminar speaker.

Aira is a service that connects blind and low-vision people to live agents through a smartphone or Smart Glasses. Aira agents will provide navigation assistance (if needed) to Small Business BC, which is located within Waterfront Station in Vancouver, BC.

Apply for free education

All our seminars and webinars are available at a minimal cost – however Community Futures are offering free education for Accessibility 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.

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No matter what stage of business, or what problem you face, Small Business BC offers a range of seminars and one-on-one advisory sessions to suit any business.

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