What’s Happening This November at Small Business BC

November is the perfect time to start your holiday season strategies or business launch.  This month, we’re featuring 30 free, new and returning seminars and webinars in November, so no matter what your business goals are, you’re sure to find the right solution for you. Check out Small Business BC’s November catalogue here.

Don’t forget that the Small Business BC Awards nominations and voting period are open until November 30, 2016. Support your favourite local businesses in your community by nominating them today!


TaxSense for Your Business

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

If you’re starting a business, you need to know how to structure your business and how to keep the bank and Canada Revenue Agency happy. Learn about sole proprietorships, partnerships and corporations and tax and financial basics for your new venture from an experienced CPA/CGA.

Operations for Small Business

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Do you know all the essential elements for successfully operating a business? Take this crucial seminar, so you can learn how to determine who does what, where, where, how and most importantly, why.

Start Smart Series

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Get a step-by-step guide to start your business off smart from five industry experts who will give you the knowledge and tips you need to help you launch your start-up right.

Earn More Business: Learn to Create Proposals

Monday, November 21, 2016 from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Learn how to locate potential opportunities, refine your submission, avoid common mistakes, and prepare an outstanding proposal in this fun, interactive seminar. You’ll leave with a toolkit of handouts, trips, tricks, prizes and more.

Get Started with Email Marketing – NEW

Friday, November 25, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Interested in generating business through email newsletters? Find out what you need to start an effective email marketing campaign and leave with an action plan to get your email strategy up and running in this new seminar.


Powering Online Profiles and Reviews on Google and Yelp

Thursday, November 24, 2016 from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Whether you have a physical location or not, the internet is the first place your customers go to find out about products and services, and one of the most important points of contact they’ll have with you. Attend this live demonstration on how to use online profiles like Google Business Pages and Yelp to help start your business.

Conflict Resolution for Small Business – NEW

Thursday, November 24, 2016 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Conflict happens, no matter how big your organization is, whether it’s between shareholders, colleagues, subcontractors, B2B or other parties. Join us in this new seminar to get proven practices and strategies based on real-life experience from hundreds of mediations and workplace conflicts.


Succession Planning: Passing on the Baton – NEW

Monday, November 28, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Do you have a succession plan in place if you suddenly needed to hand over the reins? Already thinking of passing on the baton but unsure of how or to whom? Learn how to get your succession planning started and why it’s important to get started early with this new seminar on exiting your business.


Early Stage Financing and Resources for Entrepreneurs

Thursday, November 17, 2016 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Are you starting a business, or are you in your start-up stage? Make sure you know the steps of gaining early stage financing, financing requirements and how you can get a “yes” from a lender, so you can advance forwards fast.

Marketing in a Digital World for Small Business

Monday, November 21, 2016 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Did you know that 85% of the world’s population are online? In today’s modern world, you need to make sure you’re accessing your customers digitally. Don’t miss these new trends in marketing and five essential tools for creating a great online presence.

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 30 seminars and webinars to choose from this month. See our full November catalog here, and remember that space is limited, so register early to avoid disappointment!

November 2016 Events

MyBizDay Metro Vancouver

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Did you know that there are over 200,000 small businesses in Metro Vancouver? That’s over 60 per cent of small businesses across BC. Join us at this free full-day event to discover resources and programs available to help start and grow your small business now.

MyBizDay Vancouver Island

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

BC is ranked first in the country when it comes to the number of small businesses we have per capita. Check out what’s going on in your Vancouver Island community by registering for this free full-day event tailored for small business owners today.

Small Business Meetup Group Presents Waterfront Chats , Retail Ready

Tuesday, November 8, 2016 from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Want to improve your current retail strategies or in the midst of transitioning to retail? Join us to network and learn from likeminded business owners while hearing from entrepreneurs about how they developed their concept and products at our latest Meetup event.