What’s Happening in September 2018 at Small Business BC?

Summer may be drawing to a close, but things are heating up this September at Small Business BC with a packed calendar of education and events.

On Thursday, September 6th we play host to our monthly meetup – Growing Global , Importing Success. Come along, network with fellow entrepreneurs and gain practical insights on dealing with foreign markets and the import process. Speakers include Heather Craig from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and Mild Rungmongkonsawad, Founder and CEO of Panda Coconut Chips.

We are also thrilled to announce tickets are on sale for the 8th annual INSPIRE. Join us at Vancouver’s iconic Science World and hear from some of British Columbia’s leading business figures as we launch the 2019 Small Business BC Awards alongside 400 of our province’s entrepreneurial movers and shakers, government representatives and industry influencers. The event will feature complimentary drinks, canapes, networking and an evening of education. Find out more.

Without further delay, here are the seminar highlights for September at Small Business BC.


Understanding Regulations for Importing

Friday, September 7, 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. Delivered via importing experts, this seminar will equip you with the tools you need to begin importing commercial goods into Canada.

Understanding the Logistics of Exporting

Monday, September 24, 2018
9:30AM to 11:00AM

Whether you’re looking to move physical goods to South Africa or Southern Ontario, your success depends on how efficiently, timely and economically you can get them from point A to point B.This interactive seminar is essential for businesses exporting physical goods, and will demystify terms like EXW, ACS, and HTKD. Remember, transportation and logistics will be critical factors in your pricing and competitive strategy.

Starting on the Right Foot

Focused Business Planning

Monday, September 10, 2018 to Tuesday, October 23, 2018

This program focuses on teaching you how to turn a good business idea into a successful business venture. Register today and learn about the most important operational areas for new businesses and how to evaluate them across 30+ hours of education, delivered by industry experts. Booking this package also saves you $132 on the cost of booking each seminar individually.

Incorporation: Legal and Tax Tips

Tuesday, September 11, 2018
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

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 on 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.

Starting a Consulting Business

Friday, September 14, 2018
1:00PM to 4:00PM

Do you have a special skill, ability or talent that you feel can serve others and earn an income? Are you considering the consulting and contracting field? This seminar is for you.

Pitch Perfect: Craft Your Startup Pitch to Success

Monday, September 17, 2018
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

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 start-up 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.

Transition Planning for Family Business

Monday, September 17, 2018
9:00AM to 12:00PM

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 to whom? This seminar will help you, as an owner of an incorporated family business, understand what you need to consider and do in order to plan the transition of your company.


Reach More Customers with Google AdWords

Friday, September 14, 2018
9:00AM to 12:00PM

Do you have a website but are finding it hard to get noticed? Are you considering online advertising but not sure where to start or what will generate conversions? Google Adwords is a measureable, targeted and scalable advertising systerm that, if used correctly, can quickly attract potential customers to your website.

Sales Strategies for Small Business

Tuesday, September 18, 2018
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Whether you have a product or a service, if you’re in business, you’re in sales! This seminar will help you understand how sales cycles affect your business, where to find business and the importance of customer relationships.

Protecting Your IP

Trademarks, Copyright, Patents and More

Thursday, September 13, 2018
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Do you know if the work you create belongs to you? Or how to prevent others from copying your ideas? Attend this seminar and hear from an intellectual property lawyer on the various forms of intellectual property protection and how they can safeguard your business.

Book Today

Whether you’re in Vancouver or not – our services are accessible everywhere.

Attend seminars in-person at Small Business BC at Waterfront Station (601 West Cordova Street) in Vancouver or join by live webinar. And Talk to an Expert sessions in person or by Skype or phone.

Register early as space is limited!