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What’s Happening in February 2020 at Small Business BC?

This February, we’re in a celebratory mood at Small Business BC as we ramp up preparations for the 17th Annual Small Business BC Awards.

The red carpet is ready to roll out on Friday, February 21 at Vancouver Convention Centre as we raise a toast to British Columbia’s small business trailblazers. The Top 5 Finalists have been announced and we’re looking forward to meeting you for a night of networking and celebration as we salute the best of BC’s thriving small business community.

Elsewhere, February is a time to show love to those around us, and don’t forget to also show some love to your small business! SBBC is here to help, with a wide variety of new and returning seminars in our education centre.

Here are our educational highlights for February 2020:

Financial Planning for Your Small Business

Monday, February 10th
09:00AM to 12:00PM
$59

A carefully planned business is a resilient business. Plot the first year of your financials with our Financial Planning for Small Business seminar to save time and money.

Marketing for Small Business

Wednesday, February 12th
1:00PM to 4:00PM
$59

Marketing builds awareness, increases sales and engages your customers. Our fast-paced and interactive Marketing for Small Business seminar teaches you the essential marketing concepts.

IDEAS: Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security

Thursday, February 13th
10:30AM to 12:00PM
FREE

One year ago, the IDEaS program launched, under Canada’s Defence Policy, and began looking for defence and security solutions in all areas. IDEaS is open to everyone and is in search of the best and brightest ideas Canadians have to offer. This is your opportunity to showcase your innovative ideas!

How to Start Importing into Canada

Friday, February 14th
10:00AM to 12:00PM
$59

Is your business ready to start importing? Are you an entrepreneur considering importing products into Canada? This informative seminar will teach you technical aspects of the import business to get started.

Rock Your Side Hustle and Keep Your Day Job

Tuesday, February 18th
10:00AM to 12:00PM
$49

Thinking of starting your own side hustle? It’s an exciting decision but it isn’t easy; especially if it’s your first time! And, while you might have an amazing idea, you don’t feel quite ready to quit your day job and go all in. Don’t worry, you’re not alone in feeling this way! Many entrepreneurs run side businesses while keeping their full-time jobs and there are proven ways to do so. In this seminar, you’ll discover what you need to know…

Starting a Business: Start Smart Package

Wednesday, February 19th
09:00AM to 4:00PM
$49

Starting a Business: Start Smart Package offers a step-by-step guide to starting your business right. This package includes two seminars presented by several industry experts.

Export Ready: Understanding Global Money

Monday, February 24th
09:30AM to 11:00AM
FREE

Looking to sell your goods outside of British Columbia? Exporting can increase your profits, deliver access to more consumers and diversify market opportunities. To make the most of it, building an understanding of global finance is key. You’ll need to account for currency fluctuations, accounts receivable insurance, and learn how to receive and send foreign funds. Join us for this FREE seminar and discover the basics of global finance. You’ll discover the impact of exporting on business cash flow, expenses…

Business Viability Package

Tuesday, February 25th
09:00AM to 4:00PM
$119

Are you sitting on the next big business idea? Our Business Viability seminar package will help you determine the start-up viability of your concept and how to map out those first few months financially.

Operations Management for Small Business

Wednesday, February 26th
09:00AM to 12:00PM
$39

Running a business will always be a challenge but having a solid foundation in place can lessen the load. Our Operations Management for Small Business Seminar will teach you how to merge all the essential elements of operating a small business.

Ergonomics for Workplace Safety, Quality and Productivity

Wednesday, February 26th
1:00PM to 2:30PM
FREE

Workplaces that focus on improving ergonomics enjoy reduced absence, increased morale and improved productivity. Join us for this FREE seminar and learn about musculoskeletal injury prevention in the workplace.

Importing Regulations in Canada

Friday, February 28th
09:00AM to 12:45PM
$49

Importing is proven to be one of the best ways to reduce costs and increase profits. Not sure where to begin? Get started on importing commercial goods into Canada with this interactive seminar.

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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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