How to Start a Business as an Immigrant

It was 2012. I had just stepped on Canadian ground for the first time, and that marked the beginning on my journey from an Iranian pre-med student to the CEO of Spocket. At 25, there were lessons to be learnt and challenges to be faced as entrepreneurship took hold of […]

2019 Small Business Trends

Though none of us can accurately predict the future, the question of what’s coming down the road for Canadian business is one experts will continue to ponder regardless. The only constant in our world is change and that rate of change has only increased in recent years. We dusted off […]

Save on Education this Black Friday/Cyber Monday Weekend at Small Business BC

Small Business BC is marking Black Friday and Cyber Monday with a limited time special offer on popular educational services. Whether you’re looking to start a small business or become a growing, resilient enterprise, our seminars and Talk to an Expert sessions will equip you with the knowledge you need […]

How to Exit Your Small Business

The decision to exit your small business is a tough one. Whether you choose to sell, transfer to family or friends, or wind the business down, it’s not usually as simple as closing the doors. There are legal, tax, financial and even emotional considerations you should be aware and plan […]

What’s Happening in November 2018 at Small Business BC?

With the weather taking a turn for the chilly, November represents the perfect time to polish your holiday season strategy or get your small business off the ground. This month, our educational calendar is stacked with a mix of 30 new and returning seminars, Talk to an Expert consultations and […]

7 Things to Consider Before Starting a Small Business

Entrepreneurs continue to be the driving force behind the economy of British Columbia. Small business represents a remarkable 98 per cent of all business in the province, employing over one million people in the process. With incubator programs, grants, and support from services like Small Business BC, there’s never been […]

Five Tips for Becoming a Popup Market Vendor

The popularity of community events such as farmers markets, car free days and Christmas markets has soared in British Columbia in recent years. Not only are these events an excellent day out for the family, they also represent an amazing opportunity for entrepreneurs to get their product in front of […]