What’s Happening This May at Small Business BC

This May, make it a priority to get your great business idea off the ground, or accelerate the growth of your existing business, with Small Business BC education resources.

Take advantage of our discounted Powering Online Profiles and Reviews on Google and Yelp seminar to save 20 per cent off with promo code ONLINEBIZ, and get more content for your dollar with our extended Market Research 2 seminar with a market research expert.

Plus, don’t miss out on the opportunity to participate in our returning favourites. Register for our Sales Strategies for Small Business seminar to learn how to find and keep clients, because if you’re in business, you’re in sales. And if you’re hesitant to invest time and resources into an in-depth business plan, get efficient methods to test your business’ viability at our Business Mapping: Developing a Smart Business Model seminar.

With 33 free, new and featured seminars to choose from, you’re bound to find the right information to start, grow or exit your small business. Space fills up fast, so sign up for our seminars and webinars today.


Keys to a Successful Subscription Business

May 19, 2016 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Subscription-based business models are increasingly popular with greater demand for faster, hassle-free shopping. This panel format seminar brings together knowledgeable business owners and experts to share what they’ve experienced, how to overcome common obstacles and answer questions along the way.

Powerful Blogging to Capture and Keep Your Customers

May 26, 2016 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Whether you’re dipping your toes into the blogging water, or are a blogging business looking to gain more traction, this seminar will teach you how to harness the power of blogging to effectively capture and convert readers into clients.


Marketing in a Digital World for Small Business

May 6, 2016 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

With 84.5 per cent of the world online, consumers are turning to the web to find information on products, services and businesses whenever and wherever they want. Get the benefits of digital marketing by learning the newest trends, SEO tricks and five essential tools to create an online presence.

Reach More Customers with Strategic SEO and SEM

May 16, 2016 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Harness the power of SEO and SEM to get noticed in the digital world in this free seminar. Extend your marketing reach and visibility with valuable information on cost-per-click marketing, A/B testing and other online marketing best practices.


Business Mapping: Developing a Smart Business Model

May 4, 2016 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Don’t want to invest your time and resources into creating an in-depth business plan? With business mapping, you may not have to. Acquire the best ways to direct the progress of your business with this introductory seminar on planning and financing your new business venture.

Network and Communicate with Confidence Package

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 to Thursday, May 5, 2016

Save more than 24 per cent on individual seminar registration with this communication and networking series. Be confident selling your products, services and brand to your client base and make connections to get ahead with these strategies.

Negotiating Contracts: Get the Right Deal

May 5, 2016 from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

As a small business owner, you’re faced with numerous client and supplier contracts. But do you know how to get a favourable deal, or contracts’ legal implications? This seminar will teach you crucial negotiation methods and key contractual terms you will come across while running your business.

Branding – More than Just a Logo

May 10, 2016 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

What is a brand, and how do you clearly describe your brand vision? Clearly recognize how brands build trust and customer loyalty and ensure your clients are getting your corporate message in this seminar on defining and managing your business’ identity.


What’s Your Business Worth? Business Valuation

May 10, 2016 from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

Whether you’re focusing on strategic planning or looking to sell your business, it’s vital to understand business valuation. This seminar will help you determine how much your business is worth so you can grow your business successfully.

How to Get Media Coverage for Your Business

May 20, 2016 from 1:00 pm-2:30 pm

Moving into the media limelight will get your brand and business noticed. Align your knowledge, expertise or opinion with an editor or producer is looking for and generate your ideal pitch to achieve your goals in this seminar that can help you get noticed.

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!