How to Create A Starter Website For Your Business

Canadians are some of the biggest internet enthusiasts in the world, according to the CIRA Internet Factbook 2016. We spend more hours online than anyone else, seeking out an average of 80 websites, and 3,238 unique web pages per month. We’re also some of the biggest spenders, with online […]

5 Tips to Create A Unique Value Proposition

One of the earliest questions you should be asking yourself as an entrepreneur is: “Why should customers care about my product or service?” In business parlance, your unique value proposition is what sets you apart from your rivals. It’s the secret sauce that makes your product something people should pay […]

The 6 Benefits of Coworking Spaces

Coworking is much more than an office alternative for small businesses – read our top 6 benefits of coworking spaces. Escaping from the office rat race is often cited as one of the most attractive aspects of starting your own business. No more rush hour commutes, no meetings that drag […]

Small Business Week at Small Business BC

Small Business Week is October 16-20, 2017 and presents a welcome opportunity to acknowledge the contributions entrepreneurs and small business owners make to the Canadian economy, and our local communities. Events are taking place around the country, including here at Small Business BC. Together with the Province of British […]

Steve Thorp’s 4 Tips for Starting a Brewery

Steve Thorp, co-founder of Postmark Brewing and Vancouver Urban Winery, knows more than most about how to successfully launch a craft brewery. We asked him for his tips on how to break into the craft brewing scene.

How to Disaster Proof Your Business

As climate change continues to affect our province with extreme weather events, small business owners have been forced to confront whether their business is disaster proof. It’s only natural to shy away from confronting the worst-case scenario, but as a small business owner you’ve likely invested a huge amount of […]

Avoiding the Pitfalls of a Family Business

Approximately 80% of all businesses in Canada are family owned. Ranging in size from behemoths like Bombardier and McCain Foods Limited, to small mom and pop corner stores, these companies form the backbone of the Canadian economy and face the same challenges as any other. However, more personal relationships exist within a family business and create many different considerations, especially when things go awry.