What’s Happening in July 2018 at Small Business BC

This July, take your small business to summer school with the learning opportunities available at Small Business BC.

June’s month of free education was a massive success thanks to the enthusiasm and support of BC’s small business community. And, to help continue growing your entrepreneurial skillset, we’re giving you 15% off any upcoming seminars or webinars when you register using the promo code SUMMER18 before July 13th, 2018. Please note, this discount is not applicable to seminar packages or any services. We reserve the right to decline to accept any promo code that is invalid for your order.

But that’s not all!

We’re also offering 15% off our Talk to an Expert one-on-one advisory sessions. Simply use the promo code TTAEJULY18 at checkout. Again, this offer is only valid until July 13th

Elsewhere, July marks the second anniversary of our SBBC Meetup Group. We’re celebrating with a fireside chat featuring our very own Marketing and Communications team. Hosted at our office in Waterfront Station, we’ll be discussing best practices and trends in marketing. We’ll also be sharing some of the strategies we utilize in our own marketing efforts. Visit the event listing to register and find out more.

Without further ado, lets look at this month’s educational highlights at Small Business BC.

Start-Up Strong

Business Viability: Analysis and Forecasting

Monday, July 9, 2018
9:00AM to 4:00PM
This seminar package explores how to determine, evaluate and forecast your business finances. In this seminar you will learn how to analyze the financial viability and determine the strength of your business’ cash flow for potential investors. This package will save almost 15% on individual seminar registration.

Incorporation: Legal and Tax Tips

Wednesday, July 11, 2018
9:00AM to 4:00PM
Register for this package to learn from the professionals how and when the best time is to move from a proprietorship/partnership to an incorporated company. Gain valuable knowledge about setting up the legal entity of a corporation in this all-day tax and legal information package. This package will save you more than 15% on individual seminar registration.

My First Year in Business: A Financial Overview

Monday, July 16, 2018
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Establishing your financial records and bookkeeping system should be one of the first orders of business when starting your company. You will need to establish a separate business bank account, put together a filing system, and decide how to invoice your clients. Book this seminar today to understand how to establish the right business strategy for your company.

Start Smart Series

Wednesday, July 18, 2018
9:00AM to 4:00PM
The Start Smart Series provides a step-by-step guide to starting your business right. This series includes two seminars where five industry experts provide their knowledge and tips to help you start your business smart.

Market Research for your Business

Tuesday, July 24, 2018
to Tuesday, July 31, 2018

This package is designed for new and existing business owners who want to develop their business strategy by gathering information about current and potential customers, industry trends and competition. In this two-part seminar series, Small Business BC’s Market Research expert, Mark Eversfield, will teach you the important steps of gathering both secondary and primary market research. You will learn how ask the right questions, collect key data, and interpret that information to help you make strategic business decisions.

Extending Your Reach

Understanding Regulations for Importing

Friday, July 20, 2018
9:00 AM to 12:45 PM

As an importer, you need to know which regulations, standards and licenses apply to your products. It’s essential to have a clear understanding of which regulatory agencies are responsible for your industry, and how to manage pre-entry requirements, such as testing and labelling, before you start importing.

How to do Business with the Federal Government

Tuesday, July 10, 2018
10:30AM to 12:00PM

Are you interested in learning the fundamentals of doing business with the Government of Canada? This seminar provides information on how the government does its buying, how to register to sell to the government, how to keep track of opportunities, how to market to the federal government, and how to bid on opportunities.

Are You Thinking of Importing?

Wednesday, July 25, 2018
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Are you interested in importing but don’t know where to begin? Get started by learning the technical aspects of importing commercial goods into Canada. You’ll learn step-by-step how to start your import venture, how to bring your product into Canada and avoid costly mistakes, how to work with customs brokers, and the industry language you need to understand.

Exiting a Business

Preparing Your Business for Sale

Thursday, July 12, 2018
1:00PM to 2:30PM
Are you considering selling your business or are you looking for ideas on how to maximize its value? Understanding what your business is worth will help you plan strategically and focus your efforts on the right business components.

Transition Planning for Family Businesses NEW!

Monday, July 23, 2018
1:00PM to 4:00PM

What would happen to your business if you suddenly needed to hand over the reins? Do you have a succession plan in place? Already thinking of passing on the baton but unsure of how or two whom? This seminar will help you, as an owner of an incorporated family business, understand what you need to consider and do when planning the transition of your company.