This May, gear up for the busy summer season ahead by taking advantage of the many educational options available at Small Business BC.
As usual, there’s plenty going on at Waterfront Station this month, headlined by our Disaster Preparedness Week. Delivered in partnership with the Province of British Columbia and the Ministry of Jobs, Trade and Technology, this two-part seminar series will teach you how to disaster-proof your business with a range of topics such as, creating a preparedness plan, disaster insurance, emergency communications, and more.
We’re also visiting beautiful New Westminster for a Small Business BC Popup on May 29, 2018 at the New Westminster Chamber of Commerce. Register Now and request a one-on-one business consult with one of our expert advisors on-site.
Elsewhere, we’ve got 25 new, returning, and special edition seminars and webinars to choose from. Whether you’re looking to start, grow, or exit a business, make sure you’re taking advantage of some of the best business resources BC has to offer by registering for one of Small Business BC’s seminars today.
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Starting a Business
How to Build Your Business Around A Solution
Monday, May 7 2018
09:30AM to 12:00PM
A central question all entrepreneurs must ask themselves is: What problem does my product or service solve? A business can flourish when a gap in the market is satisfied by its product or service. Learn how to build a customer-centric business that solves real customer issues with this interactive seminar.
Start Smart Series
Wednesday, May 23 2018
09:30AM to 04:00PM
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.
Create Your Starter Website on WordPress
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
01:00PM to 04:00PM
Are you one of the many businesses looking to get your first website up and running? Do you have some great content ready, but lack the skills to do it yourself? Join us for an interactive step-by-step tour of WordPress and leave with a basic website of your own. Getting started is easier than you think on this user-friendly platform.
Pricing and Costing Your Product
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
09:00AM to 12:00PM
This seminar has both a marketing and a financial focus as we get to the heart of how pricing plays an important part in your overall business success. This session will make you question your assumptions about pricing, costing, and how they fit into your business strategies. Whether you are experienced in business or you just want to get started on the right foot, pricing and costing is time and money well spent!
Clinching the Deal
Negotiating Contracts: Get the Right Deal
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
01:00PM to 02:30PM
Throughout the life of your small business, you’ll be faced with numerous client and supplier contracts. But do you know the common legal terms in commercial contracts? Or the key strategies that allow you to negotiate a favourable contract? Delivered by Brian Rudy of Synergy Business Lawyers, this seminar will teach you strategic negotiation methods and explain the key contractual terms you will encounter in the course of your business.
How to Ensure Your Partnership and Business Succeed
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
01:00PM to 03:30PM
Partners, friends, and family members often consider going into business together, but is it the right choice for your business and your relationship? This seminar helps you assess your professional compatibility and shares strategies on how to work together in building your business. Learn the benefits and challenges of working with partners with interactive activities from a business expert with more than 16 years of experience.
Buying a Business (Mandarin Version)
Thursday, May 31, 2018
10:30AM to 12:00PM
Thinking of buying an existing business? Come discover how to assess the business, what the purchasing process looks like, and the key steps you need to take. Please note, this seminar is delivered exclusively in Mandarin.
Preparing for International Travel and Tradeshows
Friday, May 25, 2018
09:30AM to 11:00AM
Presented by Export Navigator
Tradeshows are crucial to expanding your sales outside B.C.’s borders. But the culture, etiquette, and expectations of doing business in each country are different. So how do you prepare? Join us for this free interactive seminar and learn the dos and don’ts of international business, how to get the most of out of your trip, and learn about the cultural elements that impact business decision-making.
Reach More Customers with Google Adwords
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
01:00PM to 04:00PM
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 measurable, targeted, and scalable advertising system that, if used correctly, can quickly attract potential customers to your website. This seminar will teach you the basics as well as how to track and improve the results of your campaign.