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

Believe it or not, we’re almost a third of the way through 2018. It may feel like only yesterday we rang in the New Year, but the clock is ticking on hitting your business targets for the year. What better opportunity to get started, than by indulging in some educational […]

Guide to Buying an Existing Business

Just because you want to own a business doesn’t mean you must start from scratch. More and more entrepreneurs are skipping the start-up phase, a time when most new enterprises fail, and buying an existing business. When you buy a business, you take over an enterprise with a number of […]

7 Tips to Start a Green Business in Canada

The demand for ecologically friendly, green products has never been higher. And, If you are reading this blog post, I imagine you’re exploring the possibilities of launching your own green business. Bravo! You’re taking on a big challenge and some risks, but you’ll also benefit from more support for […]

MyBizDay Arrives in Abbotsford and Surrey this Spring

Small Business BC, in partnership with Envision Financial, is thrilled to announce the return of MyBizDay this spring. These FREE, full-day events connect entrepreneurs to the province’s leading tools and resources through a mix of exhibits, panel discussions featuring entrepreneurial experts, and an eclectic slate of practical workshops. This […]

A Guide to Business Mapping

If you’re looking to start a business, you won’t get far without crafting a strategic plan. Conventional wisdom says this document should take the form of a detailed business plan, but an increasing number of entrepreneurs are turning to a less formal alternative called Business Mapping. “Business planning can be […]

Is a Partnership Right for Your Small Business?

Going into business with a friend, family member or acquaintance can be a tempting proposition, but is it the right choice for your business idea and your relationship? When two or more people blend their skills, resources and connections to go into business, the resulting partnership can create a strong […]

5 Reasons Why You Should Do A Business Plan Review

Interested in doing a business plan review? Get Started on your business plan by downloading Small Business BC’s Business Plan Template and Cashflow Forecasting Tool. Download Now Every entrepreneur understands the value of a well-crafted business plan. It’s an invaluable roadmap for launching your business, and something you’ll […]

An Introduction to Co-ops

All entrepreneurs face an important question at the start of their journey – what business structure provides the best fit? Traditionally, this choice would encompass sole proprietorships, partnerships, or corporations, but in British Columbia the Co-operative model (or co-ops) is steadily growing in popularity. You may not realize it, but […]