What’s Happening This January at Small Business BC

It’s time to reflect on the year’s that’s been and how you will grow your business in 2017.

We know it can be tricky to even find the time to think about business development. Some days you’re so busy juggling your customer’s demands that your big picture goals take a back seat to the ringing phone or never ending meetings. But whether you take the time to visit us in Vancouver, or participate online, our seminars offer you a fantastic opportunity to take a step back, think about your business and gain the knowledge you need to make 2017 great.

And don’t forget our Early Bird Promotion runs until January 13, 2017. Book now to receive 15 per cent off all seminars, webinars, and package registrations with promo code WINEDU17.

Starting A Business in 2017

Focused Business Planning
Tuesday, January 10, 2017 to Tuesday, January 31, 2017

This package focusses on teaching you how to turn a good idea into a successful business. With over 23 hours of education, you will learn own to evaluate the financial viability of your idea, how to clearly define your market, how to market to them, and how to strategize your operations.

Business Viability: Analysis and Forecasting 
Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Positive cash flow is driven by two things: organization and planning. This package will teach you how to evaluate and forecast your business finances to determine the strength of your cash flow, especially for potential investors.

Early Stage Financing and Resources for Entepreneurs
Thursday, January 12, 2017, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Gain insight on how to get a “yes” from a lender, direct from those who lend the money. Join Vancity and Futurpreneur to learn about the steps of accessing early stage financing and the resources available to you.

My First Year in Business: A Financial Overview
Monday, January 16, 2017, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Establishing your banking and filing system can seem overwhelming, but it should be one of the first things you do when starting your business. Join Dianne Mueller to learn about the different types of financial statements, what they are composed of how your daily activities affect your financial statements.

Start Smart Series
Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Start Smart is your opportunity to start your business right. Five industry experts will help you learn how to register your business, understand the right business structure for your idea, how to protect your business and the resources available to get your business started in 2017.

Growing Your Business in 2017

Doing Business with the Government of Canada: Half Day Condensed
Wednesday, January 11, 2017, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Every year more than $6.6 billion are spent on government goods and services in BC alone. Think of any product or service and there is a good chance that the government has purchased it. So why not become their supplier? This half-day seminar will help you understand the fundamentals of selling to the government. From identifying opportunities to marketing your goods and services.

Motivation and Focus Management for Your Team
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 to Friday, January 27, 2017

Leadership is all about communication. Leaders need to have an ability to steer their team to achieve common goals and objectives. Equip yourself with the resources and tools you need to develop your leadership skills, and motivate your team to increase productivity.

Building Employee Skills: How to Access the Canada-B.C. Job Grant
Thursday, January 19, 2017, 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Did you know that you could gain access to up to $10,000 per employee in funding from the Canada-B.C. Job Grant? Find out the eligibility criteria, the types of education available, how the application process works and help in developing a training plan for your small business.

Create Your Starter Website on WordPress
Friday, January 20, 2017, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Ready to build a website? Have you already drafted the content you want to use? Attend this interactive seminar and leave with your own basic website. Getting started on WordPress is easier than you think.

Register Today

Attend seminars in-person at Small Business BC at Waterfront Station (601 West Cordova Street) in Vancouver, or join by live webcast.

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

Remember that space is limited, so register early to avoid disappointment!


Small Business BC Meetup: Business Resolutions Roundtable
Tuesday, January 12, 2017 from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Join us for this month’s Small Business BC Meetup and discuss your goals and metrics for 2017 with fellow small business owners. This roundtable event will provide insight feedback from those who are in the trenches with you. Book now to reserve your place at the table.

Small Business BC Awards Ceremony
Thursday, February 23, 2017 from 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Join the celebration at the Small Business BC Awards Ceremony and celebrate the amazing entrepreneurs in our province. Enjoy drinks, appetizers and networking with BC’s top business owners, industry leaders and government officials as we announce the winners of the 14th Annual Small Business BC Awards.