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What’s Happening in December 2019 at Small Business BC

It’s December and preparations for the big day are well underway at the North Pole. In this time of giving, why not give the gift of education to your small business?

This month at the station we’re decking the halls with a packed educational calendar aimed at helping your business start the new decade on a strong footing. We’ll also be hosting our popular annual Holiday Mix & Mingle meetup event on Friday, December 13th. We’re a community-led resource here at Small Business BC and we’d be nothing without the contributions of our amazing entrepreneurial community. Join us for our fun year-end social mixer and take an evening to celebrate your achievements this year.

Thank you for nominating and voting for your favourite small businesses in BC. Though the nominating period is now closed, stay tuned as we’ll be announcing those Top 10s in the coming days. Preparations are well underway for the Small Business BC Awards gala event at the Vancouver Convention Centre on Friday, February 21 and tickets will be going on sale alongside our Top 10 announcement.

Without further ado, here are your educational stocking stuffers for December 2019 at Small Business BC.

Operations Management for Small Business

Monday, December 2nd
09:00AM to 12:00PM
$39

Running a small business can sometimes seem like putting together a piece of furniture. You’ve got lots of little parts that slot together to make the whole but how can you build it without a set of instructions? Operations Management can provide the necessary direction. Join us for this seminar and explore how you can determine who does what, where, when, how and most importantly – why?

Creating Google Ads for Your Business

Tuesday, December 3rd
09:00AM to 12:00PM
$49

Creating Google Ads for Your Business is one of the most effective ways to drive traffic and grow your digital marketing efforts. This Pay-Per-Click (PPC) platform enables you to create relevant (and highly searchable) ads to form part of your varied approach to online marketing beyond SEO, SEM and other means to generate organic web traffic.

Business Viability Package

Tuesday, December 3rd
09:00AM to 4:00PM
$119

Join us for our business viability package and learn how to determine, evaluate and forecast your business finances. You’ll leave understanding how to analyze the financial viability and determine the strength of your business’ cash flow for potential investors.

You will receive a 15% discount by registering for this full day package.

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Optimize Your Landing Pages

Tuesday, December 3rd
1:00PM to 4:00PM
$49

As a small business owner, your website provides a digital shop window for you to promote and sell your goods or services. Landing Pages are often the first page a customer will see on your website. Optimizing your landing pages offers a quick and effective way to enhance your sales funnel, but it can be tough to cut through the jargon.

How to Drive More Traffic to Your Website

Wednesday, December 4th
10:00AM to 12:00PM
$49

93% of online experiences begin with a search engine. Understanding how to improve your visibility in Google and other search engines is crucial for driving traffic to your website. Learn free online tools to find out who your website visitors are, what they’re searching for, and how you can get more visitors and paying customers. This seminar will provide you with an overview of the digital ecosystem including search engines and analytics.

Supplying Professional Services to the Government

Thursday, December 5th
10:30AM to 12:00PM
FREE

The Government of Canada is one of the largest purchasers of goods and services in the country. Each year, the federal government spends up to $25 billion on goods, services, and construction. This seminar will help you understand more about how the Government of Canada purchases professional services and the use of standing offers and supply arrangements.

Financial Planning for Your Small Business

Monday, December 9th
09:00AM to 12:00PM
$59

Starting a business can be a lot like starting a family. Nurture it, put in the time and it can be one of the most rewarding things a person can do. Your first year in business represents the perfect time to nail down your financials and grow strong. Start with our Financial Planning for Small Business seminar.

Small Business Incorporation Package

Tuesday, December 10th
09:00AM to 4:00PM
$99

Register for our small business incorporation package and learn from the professionals how and when the best time is to move from a proprietorship/partnership to an incorporated company. Gain valuable knowledge on setting up the legal entity of a corporation in this all-day tax and legal information package. You will receive a 15% discount by registering for this full day package.

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Starting a Business: Start Smart Package

Wednesday, December 11th
09:00AM to 4:00PM
$49

Ranging from the different business structures, to business insurance, employment standards and how you can protect your intellectual property, this fascinating series will equip you with the basics of launching a start-up.

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Doing Business with the Government of Canada: Half Day Condensed

Thursday, December 12th
1:00PM to 4:00PM
FREE

Did you know: The Government of Canada spends up to $25 billion annually on goods, services, and construction. Many of these contracts are fulfilled by small businesses, meaning plenty of opportunities to engage with. This comprehensive half-day seminar will guide you through the various aspects involved in doing business with the federal government.

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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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