Free Education Month

June is FREE Education Month at Small Business BC

Small Business BC, alongside our partners WorkSafeBC, is pleased to announce June is FREE education month.

This means you can attend over 30 seminars, webinars, and Talk to the Expert sessions during this month – for FREE. Whether you are looking to start or grow your business, our educational calendar for the month is stacked with informative and practical sessions that will put your business on the road to success.

We want you to make the most of this offering, so we’ve laid on extra availability for our seminars, webinars and Talk to the Expert sessions. However, demand is expected to be extremely high and places are limited, so book today to avoid disappointment. If you do happen to miss out on the session of your choice, we will be opening a waitlist.

Free Education Month at Small Business BC

Please click the links below for a week-by-week breakdown of the FREE education at Small Business BC in June.

  • Week 4 (June 24-28)

    Asbestos Awareness in the Workplace
    Tuesday, June 25th, 2019
    10:00AM to 11:OOAM

    Buildings constructed prior to 1990 are still rife with an invisible hazard: asbestos. In fact, this dangerous mineral remains the number one killer of workers in B.C. With any sort of demolition or renovation work, it’s vital to keep workers protected from asbestos exposure. Join us for this FREE seminar and become familiar with the risks surrounding asbestos.

    Hearing Safety in the Workplace
    Tuesday, June 25th, 2019
    1:00PM to 2:30PM

    Join a representative of WorkSafeBC and learn how to protect the hearing of your staff, while improving their ability to interact with your customers. This session will focus on how sound can permanently damage ears, giving specific instruction on how to prevent noise-induced hearing loss in a variety of work environments.

    Starting Your Business: What's the Plan?
    Wednesday, June 26th, 2019
    09:00 to 12:00PM

    What is a business plan? What do I include in it? How do I organize my plan so that lenders and investors understand my ideas? In its simplest form, a business plan is a roadmap for your business. This roadmap will outline your goals and how you will achieve them. In this seminar you will learn the key components of a business plan and leave with a framework for developing your ideas on paper.

    Buying a Business (Mandarin Version)
    Wednesday, June 26th, 2019
    1:00PM to 2:30PM


    Pitch Perfect: Craft Your Startup Pitch to Success
    Thursday, June 27th, 2019
    1:00PM to 3:00PM

    You’ve built the Next Big Thing and now it’s time to share it with the world. Whether you’re telling friends and family, recruiting a team or asking for money, your startup pitch will be essential to your business success. Begin with a practice thirty-second pitch and leave with an improved elevator pitch and plans for a slide deck. Feel prepared to pitch in front of prospective lenders, investors, partners, and high-calibre personnel. Be ready for impromptu encounters and networking events as you tell others about new business in a simple yet compelling way.

  • Talk to an Expert


    Talk to a Lawyer
    Tuesday, June 25th, 2019
    10:00AM to 4:00PM

    Do you need general legal advice regarding business structures (incorporation, partnerships or sole proprietorship), joint ventures, business agreements or any other legal issues? Your one-on-one consultation appointment allows you to ask a lawyer from Benchmark Law Corporation legal questions specific to your individual business needs.

    Talk to a Branding Expert
    Friday, June 28th
    09:15AM to 11:45AM

    To succeed, your brand must be an integral part of your business. It should be built into your business plan as much as any financial or operational procedure. Your brand is essential for creating an emotional connection with your customers; it should provide trust, help differentiate you from your competitors, and in turn increase sales. If you have an existing brand that you would like reviewed or are considering rebranding your small business, book a one-on-one consultation with brand strategist Karley Cunningham.

Please Note the following terms and conditions for our Talk to an Expert service:

  • Maximum of three bookings per person
  • New registrations only. If you’ve previously taken one of our expert sessions, please leave the space free for a client who hasn’t.

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