What’s Happening This February at Small Business BC

This February we’re offering 20 new and returning seminars and webinars for you to choose from, so you’ll be sure to find the right one for you – and maybe your favourite entrepreneur or small business owner, too.

Don’t miss the new Ask the Website Expert service debuting this month. If you’re having troubling getting your business online, or need a professional opinion on how to boost its effectiveness, let our expert help you optimize your site for conversion and revenue generation.

And catch our Accessibility and Ergonomics for Small Businesses seminar for a chance to win one of several Oristand standing desks. You can also enter a draw to win a free tablet computer by signing up for our Reach More Customers with Strategic SEO and SEM seminar.

Take advantage of these great learning opportunities – register for a seminar or webinar today.


Accessibility and Ergonomics for Small Businesses

February 4, 2016 – 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

You can face serious consequences if you don’t understand your legal duty to accommodate for disabilities. Ergonomics impacts the productivity and health of you and your staff every day. Help your business and the wellbeing of your team by learning the essentials of accessibility and ergonomics, and get a chance to win one of several Oristand standing desks.

Making Business Couple Partnerships Work

February 18, 2016 – 10:30 am to 12:30 pm

Couples often think about going into business together, but are you confident that it’s the right choice for you and your partner? In this interactive seminar, you’ll examine whether partnering up is right for you, and how to maintain a healthy relationship alongside your business.

Capital Raising for Small Business

February 19, 2016 – 9:30 am to 11:00 am

Many small business owners turn to private investors for capital to grow their businesses. Get information on how to raise money efficiently and avoid unintended compliance issues with an industry expert, and get access to valuable capital-raising resources.


Business Mapping: Developing a Smart Business Model

February 17, 2016 – 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Business plans are essential to having a successful business – or are they? Learn about business mapping, another way to strategize your new venture without the in-depth investment of a full plan. Register for this introductory seminar that will teach you the basic strategies you need to start your business.

Are You Thinking of Exporting?

February 17, 2016 – 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Do you have a great product you want to export or want to start an exporting business, but aren’t sure where to start? Sign up for this fundamental guide to exporting that will walk you through the requirements and must-know facts.

Start Smart Series

February 22, 2016 – 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Take this series to get a step-by-step blueprint on how to launch your business venture. These seminars will give you access to five industry experts, key information and vital resources that will ensure you start out smart.

Market Research 1 – Find Data That Works for You

February 23, 2016 – 9:30 am to 3:30 pm

Market research is crucial to planning and strategizing new and existing businesses. It provides insight into customers, trends and competition. In this two part series, you’ll learn the first steps of researching your market so that you can be confident in your business decisions.


Reach More Customers with Strategic SEO and SEM

February 3, 2016 – 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

How do you generate more leads, get more traffic and make more sales in today’s digital world? By being more visible online. Gain SEO and SEM tips and tricks to move your ranking up in search engine results so that you can extend your business’ digital reach. Register and get the chance to win a tablet computer.

Doing Business with the Government of Canada – Half Day Condensed

February 5, 2016 – 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm

If you want to do business with the Government of Canada, don’t miss this comprehensive seminar that will guide you through the various aspects of doing business with the federal government, including learning about GETS, RFPs and other critical information.

The Art of Letting an Employee Go

February 25, 2016 – 10:30 am-12:30 pm

Letting an employee go can be one of the hardest things you do as an employer, but it’s vital to be informed, prepared and proactive. Get answers about how to end an employee-employer relationship delicately without risking legal action in this seminar suitable for all growing businesses.

To see the full listing of seminars and webinars, click here.

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.

Space is limited, so register early to avoid disappointment!