What’s Happening this August at Small Business BC

As our long hot summer continues, and our minds turn to days at the lake or the beach with a chilled glass in hand, but that does not have to mean that once your business is out of sight that it is out of mind.

Take the opportunity of the inevitable lull in business that summer offers, while clients spend time on their own summer plans, and register for one of our many webinars – where all you need is an internet connection.

The Benefits of Small Business BC’s Education

Our instructors are small business owners themselves with real-life experiences to share. Whether you’re starting up, growing your business, or developing strategies importing/exporting or marketing and branding, we’ve got a seminar for that:

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The Build in Canada Innovation Program: An Overview NEW!

Are you in the late stages of developing an innovative product or service? Did you know that the Government of Canada can help move your innovative products and services from the lab to the marketplace?

Learn how the Build in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP) can help you bridge the pre-commercialization gap by evaluating your innovation and connecting you to potential clients from the federal government.

Date: August 6, 2015, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Register now at: http://sbbc.co/AugustCIP

Starting a Consulting Business

If you’re fed up of working for the “man” and dream of starting your own consulting business, this seminar is for you.

Learn how to transition your skills to becoming a profitable business, including how to price your service and where to find clients. Learn from the experts at Vancouver Consultants about their experiences of establishing and running a consulting business.

Date: August 7, 2015, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Register now at: http://sbbc.co/AugustConsultingBiz

Are You Thinking of Exporting?

Exporting your products to foreign markets brings a whole new set of regulations and guidelines. Let our in-house International Trade expert, Allison Boulton, take you through the requirements for exporting goods from Canada, how to evaluate your competitiveness in the global market and how to identify the distribution channels available for your business.

Date: August 13, 2015, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Register now at: http://sbbc.co/AugustThinkingExporting

Getting Incorporated – Essential Steps and Legal Tips

Incorporating your business has many advantages, including limited liability, possible tax benefits, name protection, becoming a separate legal entity and more.

Learn from lawyer Jason Harris, of Roxwal Lawyers LLP and Founder of the Simply Legal, the ins and outs of incorporation, the essential steps to create and organize your corporation, and your mandatory requirements after you have incorporated. This seminar is ideal for anyone who wants to incorporate the right way.

Date: August 17, 2015, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Register now at: http://sbbc.co/AugustGettingIncorporated

Pricing and Costing Your Product

Setting the price of your product or service is the fine art of determining your costs and understanding what your customer is willing to pay. This seminar has both a marketing and financial focus, helping you get to the heart of how to price your business for success.

Date: August 11, 2015, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Register now at: http://sbbc.co/AugustPricingCosting

Market Research for Your Business

This two-seminar package will teach you the important steps of gathering both secondary and primary research for your business. Learn how to ask the right questions, collect the right data and interpret the information it presents. These interactive and hands-on seminars, presented by our in-house Market Research Expert Mark Eversfield, will help you develop your business strategy and make informed decisions for your business.

Dates: Starts August 21, 2015
Register now at: http://sbbc.co/AugustMarketResearch

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Mobile Marketing: Reaching Customers on the Go

With over 55 per cent of Canadians owning a smartphone, mobile marketing is no longer a nice-to-have, it is becoming a necessity that remarkably few businesses have embraced. Attend this seminar and find out about the opportunities that mobile marketing presents, common mistakes to avoid and the advertising options that would work best for your business.

Date: August 17, 2015, 1:00 pm-2:30 pm
Register now at: http://sbbc.co/AugustMobileMarketing

Doing Business with the Government of Canada – Half Day Condensed

This seminar is a condensed version of How to Business with the Federal Government, Buyandsell.gc.ca/tenders – The Government Electronic Tendering Service and Bidding and Procurement Process with the Federal Government.

If you want to learn how to sell to the government, identify opportunities and market your business in the right way, this seminar is for you.

Date: August 18, 2015, 1:00 pm-4:00 pm
Register now at: http://sbbc.co/AugustGovCanada

Moving from a Proprietorship to Incorporation – Tax Concerns

Is your business registered as a sole proprietorship or partnership, but you’re now thinking of incorporating? Attend this seminar and find out about the financial advantages of changing your business to a corporation

Date: August 19, 2015, 9:00 am-12:00 pm
Register now at: http://sbbc.co/AugustTaxConcerns

How to Get Media Coverage for Your Business

Whether it’s print, online, TV or radio, every business wants to get in the media’s limelight. This seminar focuses on the basic information of how to communicate with journalists and editors, along with examples of what makes a good pitch. Learn from an editor with over 15 years’ experience what will grab their attention – it might not be what you think.

Date: August 27, 2015, 1:00 pm-2:30 pm
Register now at: http://sbbc.co/AugustMediaCoverage

Save Money with the Focused Business Planning Package

icon-educationAnd don’t forget our Focused Business Planning package. This great bundle includes many of these recommended seminars, offering over 23 hours of education for just $369; a saving of almost 20% off the regular price.


Register Today

icon-registrationSeminars are held in-person at the Small Business BC, at Waterfront Station (601 West Cordova Street) in Vancouver, and broadcast via live webcast.

Our seminars encourage crowd participation, provide you with lots of opportunities to ask questions and network with like-minded business owners.

Space is limited, so register early to avoid disappointment!

We look forward to seeing you soon.