What’s Happening This Small Business Month at Small Business BC

This October, it’s time to get down to business during Small Business Month. Now in its ninth year, this month-long event is intended to celebrate and recognize the contribution of small businesses to the economy and our local communities. To celebrate, we’re offering new, free and discounted seminars and webinars, and have launched the TaxSense™ accounting and tax kit to make sure you have everything you need to start or grow your small business.

You can also save 15% off all paid seminars  throughout the month with promo code SBM15  by visiting www.smallbusinessbc.ca/seminars.


Make Informed Financial Decisions: Tools for Financial Management

Friday, October 2, 2015 – 9:30am – 12:00pm

What will your sales and profit be at the end of this month? If you don’t know the answer to this question, it’s vital that you take back control of your business. Learn to master the tools you need to manage your finances with confidence all year long.

How to Motivate Your Employees for Success

Friday, October 16, 2015 – 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Do your employees drag their feet on Monday morning? Your small business depends on the team around you, and when you combine their energy, knowledge and skills, there’s no limit to what you can accomplish. Drive your business forward by harnessing the tips and tools to motivate your team every day of the week.

Understand Your Balance Sheet and Maximize Your Business

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 – 9:30am – 12:00pm

Catch yourself wondering where your money goes? Start to better manage your cash flow by learning the basics of cash management, working capital and operational efficiency for a healthier financial future.

Get Ready for Farmers’, Pop-Up and Craft Markets

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 – 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Farmers’ markets, pop-up markets and craft markets have transformed from trends to staples. Learn proven tips from a panel of experienced organizers and vendors so you can thrive at your next community-based market.

Name Your Business for Success – Rescheduled

Please note that this has been moved to November 23, 2015 – 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

You have a brilliant product or service and your business is ready to take off – all you need is a name. Find the one that suits your business best while meeting registration requirements and website domain registration processes in a seminar that will get your creative juices flowing.


Reach More Customers with Strategic SEO and SEM

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 – 1:00pm – 2:30pm

Harnessing the power of search engines will take you far. Make sure your business is one of your customers’ first search engine results by harnessing the power of SEO and SEM. Boost traffic, convert sales and get leads in this up-to-date digital marketing seminar.

Mobile Marketing: Reaching Customers on the Go

Thursday, October 15, 2015 – 1:00pm – 2:30pm

From business correspondence to commuting, smartphones are everywhere. Technology has changed how customers act and what they want from your small business. Learn tips and techniques of mobile marketing from a digital marketing expert to ensure that you’re keeping up with this important trend.

Start Smart Series

Monday, October 19, 2015 – 9:00am – 4:00pm

Want to launch your business off the ground but don’t know where to begin? Take this step-by-step seminar to help you start off smart in the right direction for your small business.

Drive Business Productivity Through Wellness – New

Thursday, October 22, 2015 – 1:00pm – 3:00pm

A healthy workplace means a happy bottom line. It’s proven that wellness drives positive morale, productivity and engagement. Ensure you’re supporting your employees’ wellness with this engaging seminar that will help you grow your small business.

Doing Business with the Government of Canada

Monday, October 26, 2015 – 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Understand the Government of Canada rules and platforms that you need to know with this essential guide to working with the government. By the end, you’ll be able to navigate the processes, including some of the latest updates to Canadian regulations to excel in your small business.

Marketing in a Digital World for Small Business

Thursday, October 29, 2015 – 1:00pm – 2:30pm

84.5% of the world’s population is online, which means that it’s crucial that you have an effective online marketing strategy. Take advantage of the newest advances in digital marketing and five invaluable tools, so you can create a great online presence for your business.


Learn the essentials of accounting and taxes and get the tools you need with the new TaxSense™ – Accounting and Tax Kit for New Ventures book. This kit includes a free, easy to use bookkeeping system to save you time and costs during tax return season.


Seminars are held in-person at Small Business BC at Waterfront Station (601 West Cordova Street) in Vancouver, and broadcast via live webcast.

Our seminars encourage crowd participation, 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!