What’s Happening This July at Small Business BC

Summer is the perfect time to turn your good idea into a small business venture or start preparing for your next phase of growth.  Make sure you’re equipped with the tools and resources you need by taking advantage of over 20 Small Business BC seminars and webinars happening this month. Get 15% off until July 15, 2016 with promo code SUMEDU16. And be sure to check out Small Business BC’s full July catalogue of courses here.


Early Stage Financing and Resources for Entrepreneurs

Thursday, July 7, 2016 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Finding financing and support can be difficult if you want to start or have just launched a small business. But getting the right help is critical to success. In this seminar, experts from Vancity Microfinance and Futurpreneur Canada will walk you through the steps of accessing early stage financing and resources.

Building Employee Skills: How to Access the Canada-B.C. Job Grant

Thursday, July 7, 2016 from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Thursday, July 28, 2016 from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Hiring and developing skilled employees is integral to growing and retaining your staff, but it can be hard to afford the time and cost of training. You could be eligible for up to $10,000 per employee in grant funding or $15,000 if you’re hiring an unemployed person.

Marketing in a Digital World for Small Business

Thursday, July 14, 2016 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

With 85 per cent of the world’s population online, it’s more important than ever to make your business open to your target audience on the web. Learn new trends in digital marketing and five essential tools to create a great online presence in this helpful seminar.


Get Ready for Farmers, Pop-up, and Craft Markets

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Farmers markets, craft markets and pop-up markets have become key players in many business communities across BC. If you want to start a community-based market or if you’re a vendor, don’t miss hearing from a panel of experienced vendors and organizers so you can be market ready.


Marketing Essentials for Small Business

Tuesday, July 5, 2016 from 9:00 AM 12:00 PM

Focus on what your business has to offer and how you can communicate your message successfully in this fast paced, interactive seminar with active examples that will get your entrepreneurial ideas flowing. You will leave with action items that will help you launch your marketing plan right.

Starting a Consulting Business

Friday, July 8, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Your special skill, ability or talent may allow you to earn income and be your own boss. Consider entering the consulting and contracting field by getting tips on how to transition your abilities into an income stream, how to determine pricing and gain valuable tips from experienced consultants.

My First Year in Business: A Financial Overview

Monday, July 18, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

When you’re establishing yourself, one of your first priorities should be to establish your financial records and bookkeeping system. Understand how to establish the right financial basics in this educational seminar for new businesses.

Powering Online Profiles and Reviews on Google and Yelp

Thursday, July 21, 2016 from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Building a website can be intimidating for many small business owners, but having a presence on the web is essential for gaining and retaining customers. See a live demo and go through strategies that will help you get started with online profiles for your business.


What’s Your Business Worth: Business Valuation

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Whether you’re considering selling your business or if you’re trying to maximize its value, understanding your business’ worth can help you see what your next steps should be. Plan strategically and focus your efforts on what matters with this seminar on valuation.

How to Do Business with the Federal Government

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Doing business with the federal government can be very profitable, but it’s vital that you know the fundamentals when you’re starting out. Take this seminar, first in a series of three, to get what you need to know about buying, registering, selling and marketing to the Government of Canada.

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.

Don’t see something you like here? There are more than 30 seminars and webinars to choose from this month. See our full July catalog here, and remember that space is limited, so register early to avoid disappointment!