Spring is well underway, so catch over 20 free, fresh and favourite Small Business BC seminars this April.
This month we’re featuring four new seminars. Get insight from industry experts at our Powering Online Profiles and Reviews on Google and Yelp seminar, Get Ready for Farmers, Pop-up and Craft Markets seminar and free Getting It “Write”: How to Draft an Effective Employment Contract seminar.
Attend our free Bullying and Harassment in the Workplace seminar in-person or via webcast to get a chance to win a family-sized premium emergency home kit, and register for our free Accessibility and Ergonomics for Small Business seminar in-person or via webcast to win one of several standing desks, courtesy of Small Business BC.
Sign up soon and save 15% off any seminar or seminar package with promo code SPREDU16 until April 15, 2016. Start, grow or exit your small business with Small Business BC resources today.
Get Ready for Farmers, Pop-up and Craft Markets
Wednesday, April 13, 2016 from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Farmers markets, craft markets and pop-up markets have never been more popular in BC, but how do you start and grow your community-based business? Learn from experienced vendors and organizers and ask questions so you can get “market ready” this spring.
Powering Online Profiles and Reviews on Google and Yelp
April 27, 2016 from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Having a great web presence is crucial for businesses today, but it can be hard to maintain a full-fledged website. Engage your customers, drive traffic and increase your revenue by getting insider knowledge to start and enrich your online profiles.
Getting It “Write”: How to Draft an Effective Employment Contract
Thursday, April 28, 2016 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Unwritten employment contracts leave room for error, which can create costly legal pitfalls for employers. Protect your interests with the basics of written employment contracts, draft a contract and avoid legal ambiguity with this key seminar.
Marketing in a Digital World for Small Business
Monday, April 11, 2016 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
With over 84% of the world is online, having a digital marketing campaign is necessary to create, keep and increase your customer base. Learn about the new trends in digital marketing and the five tools you need to establish a great online presence so you can make the most of the web.
Accessibility and Ergonomics for Small Business
Thursday, April 14, 2016 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Learn how to access government funding to make your workplace more accommodating, and learn the essentials of workplace ergonomics in this valuable seminar. Also, all participants attending live in-person or on webinar will have a chance to win one of several standing desks, courtesy of Small Business BC.
Name Your Business for Success
Monday, April 4, 2016 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Even if you have a great product or service, you still need a name to launch your business. Find a business name that’s perfect for you in an interactive, supportive environment, while addressing factors like legal considerations, domain names and your audience.
Marketing Essentials for Small Business
Monday, April 4, 2016 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Do you know exactly what your business has to offer, and the best way to get that message across? Join in this fast-paced, engaging seminar filled with cost-effective marketing examples that will help you reach your target audience.
Sales Strategies for Small Business
Monday, April 11, 2016 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
If you’re in business, you’re in sales, whatever your product or service may be. Understand the sales cycle, customer relationships, closing strategies and how to overcome potential objections to boost your business, no matter what industry you’re in.
Market Research for Your Business
Monday, April 18, 2016 to Wednesday, April 29, 2016
Develop your business strategy with information about your customers, industry trends and competition with Small Business BC’s Market Research expert, Mark Eversfield. Get ahead by turning data into information with this seminar package tailored for new and existing business owners.
Mastering Social Media to Grow Your Small Business
Thursday, April 7, 2016 from 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Having social media accounts is different than knowing how to use them to develop your business. Ensure you know how to use social media to connect, learn to leverage it for growth and evaluate if it’s the best choice for your marketing campaign in this up-to-date seminar.
Business Planning for Developing Businesses
Monday, April 25, 2016 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Sometimes, it can be harder to grow a business than it is to start. Creating a strategy customized for your business that will help you expand at the right pace for you, while discovering the impact of your current business activities and obstacles that you may encounter along the way.
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.
Space is limited, so register early to avoid disappointment!