What’s Happening this November at Small Business BC

November is one of the most exciting times of the year at Small Business BC. We’re running over 30 seminars and webinars, including free, new and package options, and Small Business BC Awards nominations and voting open are until November 30. Whether you’re looking to start or grow your business, we have something for you.

New Seminars

How to Motivate Your Employees for Success

Monday, November 16, 2015 – 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Your small business depends on your team’s energy, engagement, knowledge and skills – but how do you engage your employees? Motivate your team by supporting and leveraging their strengths to build your business in this fun seminar.

Name Your Business for Success

Monday, November 23, 2015 – 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

A business name is one of the most important factors in its success. What you choose can determine your business’ future, from branding to legal complications. Ensure you find the perfect name for your business while meeting registration, domain and regulatory requirements in this interactive seminar.

Free Seminars

Doing Business with the Government of Canada – 3 Day Series

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 to Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Do you want to do business with the government? This comprehensive three-day seminar will guide you through the information, processes and platforms you need to know to work with the Government of Canada, from start to finish.

Advanced Financial Statements and Ratios

Wednesday, November 25, 2015 – 9:30 am to 12:00 pm

There’s more to finance than the basics. Let a Chartered Professional Accountant help you understand the complex aspects of financial statements so you can better manage your business. Seminar and webinar attendees will also get a chance to win a $25 BC restaurant gift card.

Featured Seminars

Intellectual Property: Protecting Your Business

Friday, November 6, 2015 – 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Does your work belongs to you, and how do you stop it from being copied? Learn about intellectual property, trademark protection and copyright protection from an intellectual property lawyer to keep your business safe.

Are You Thinking of Exporting?

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 – 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Exporting can be complicated, and it’s easy to become overwhelmed. Get step-by-step directions on navigating government regulations and requirements so you can get your business export-ready.

Marketing Essentials for Small Business

Thursday, November 12, 2015 – 1:00 pm to 4:00

Know exactly what your business has to offer and the ways you can reach your customers in a fast-paced, interactive seminar on marketing essentials like basic tools, media platforms and more.

TaxSense for Your Business

Monday, November 16, 2015 – 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Do you know the best way to structure your business to keep the banks and CRA happy? This seminar on accounting and tax fundamentals will make sure you’re making the most of your finances. Want to know more? Get the straightforward TaxSense™ kit here.

Retail Success: How to Get Your Product into Stores

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 – 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

You have an amazing product, but how do you get it to your customers? This seminar will help you develop your sales strategies and giving you insight into retailers so you can pitch your product effectively.

Start Smart Series

Friday, November 20, 2015 – 9:00 am – 4:00pm

Starting a small business can be challenging and it’s hard to know if you’re doing it correctly. Take advantage of the Start Smart Series for a step-by-step guide for entrepreneurs looking to launch their businesses right.

Focused Business Planning Package

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 to Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Save money with this business planning package of over 23 hours of education delivered by industry experts. These discounted seminars will teach you invaluable information and strategies like business viability, market research and operations so you can turn your great idea into a profitable business venture.

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!