What’s Happening This June at Small Business BC

Summer is the perfect time to startup a small business, or research your business idea. Take advantage of Small Business BC’s summer catalog. With over 30 seminars and webinars to choose from, you will be sure to find the right education for you to accelerate the start and growth of your business. Make sure to check out our full June catalog available here.

Thinking about mobile? It’s one of the fastest moving segments in digital marketing and major challenge for most small business owners. Take our free Mobile Marketing: Reaching Customers on the Go seminar and create the optimal strategy for you. Plus, learn how to do business with the government at our free Doing Business with the Government of Canada: Half-Day Condensed seminar and Finding Opportunities on the New BuyAndSell.GC.CA/Tender seminar.

For entrepreneurs and business owners looking to get the basics for managing their small businesses, the new Toolkit for Managing a Small Business seminar will suit your needs. And if you want to accomplish more every day, participate in our brand new Boost Your Productivity with Focus Management seminar.

Are you signed up for our first Small Business BC Meetup, “Starting and Growing Your Food Business”? Network, share your ideas and get feedback from likeminded entrepreneurs and small business owners at our monthly event. This Meetup features two local food industry entrepreneurs who will provide insight into their successes, barriers and challenges to growing their small businesses. All business levels and industries are welcome.

Space fills up fast for our June seminars and webinars, so don’t miss your chance to register today.


Doing Business with the Government of Canada: Half-Day Condensed

Friday, June 3, 2016 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Are you interested in working with the Government of Canada? Attend this comprehensive half-day seminar to understand the fundamentals, processes and resources you need to start working with the federal government efficiently and easily.

Finding Opportunities on the New BuyAndSell.GC.CA/Tender

Friday, June 10, 2016 from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM

If you want to do business with the Government of Canada, it’s important to learn the federal government tender process. This free seminar will teach you functionality of the new site and how it will make it easier for you to work with the federal government.

Mobile Marketing: Reaching Customers on the Go

Monday, June 20, 2016 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

With over 55 per cent of Canadians own smartphones, so it’s no surprise that mobile is considered a major part of modern marketing. Gain the competitive advantage by learning about opportunities to access your clients using mobile marketing.


Toolkit for Managing a Small Business

Thursday, June 16, 2016 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

There’s more to running a business than just getting it off the ground. Once you’re off the ground, make sure you know the next steps by gaining valuable skills and assessment tools for day-to-day management and strategic development in this interactive seminar.

Boost Your Productivity with Focus Management

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Productivity is always top-of-mind when it comes to small business, but there are only so many hours in the day. Make the most of every minute with this practical seminar on how to focus your efforts to manage your time wisely.


Focused Business Planning

Wednesday, June 1, 2016 to Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Do you know how to turn your business idea into a successful small business venture? Register for this full program of over 23 hours of education that will teach you about the most important factors of starting a business, all delivered by experienced industry experts.

Start Smart Series

Wednesday, June 15, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Take this step-by-step guide to starting off right. Five industry experts will walk you through inside knowledge, tips and resources that will help you launch your business. Don’t miss this chance to learn your smart start-up essentials.

Retail Success: How to Get Your Product into Stores

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Learn small business sales strategies targeted to retailers. Discover how to pitch, the terminology and technology used in the industry, how merchandising and pricing work, logistics and more so you can get your product through retailers’ doors into your customers’ hands.

Trademarks, Copyright, Patents and More

Friday, June 10, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Safeguarding your efforts are paramount to gaining an edge on the competition. Protect your business ideas by hearing from an intellectual property lawyer on the many ways you can product your valuable work with trademarks, copyright, patents and more.


Business Finance Package

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Financial statements and analysis can seem like another language, but understanding them is a necessary part of starting and running a business. Determine the effectiveness of strategies and areas of improvement by finding out how to maintain financial records and interpret the results.

Communicate with Confidence: Your Key to Improving Sales and Trust

Monday, June 20, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Networking, public speaking and communicating with partners and clients can be challenging, but it’s necessary to obtain financing, generating leads and setting yourself apart. Learn to speak persuasively with confidence so you can gain your audience’s attention and their trust.

The Art of Letting an Employee Go

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Terminating an employee can be the hardest thing you’ll do as an employer, but being prepared and proactive will help you avoid potential loss in productivity and costs to your business. Discover crucial information from two employment law specialists and get your HR questions answered. This seminar may also qualify for HRMA accreditation.

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 June catalog here, and remember that space is limited, so register early to avoid disappointment!