5 Frequently Asked Questions About Small Business Insurance

Starting a small business is equal parts exciting and overwhelming. While some business areas you can’t wait to get started on, like branding or product development, other aspects of business don’t quite hold your attention. Insurance may be one of them, and we wouldn’t be surprised (or offended) if it […]

Build. Grow. Thrive. Returns Virtually this September

The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated the adaptability and resilience of business owners. When faced with an unprecedented crisis, many quickly pivoted and found a way to survive, providing invaluable services for their communities. In these uniquely challenging times, this collective effort has demonstrated we are stronger together. That’s why Small […]

Recover up to 41% of Your Expenses Through Innovation Tax Incentives

Most business leaders are aware that there are valuable tax incentives available from the Canadian Government. Despite knowing this, many businesses do not get around to taking advantage of these programs. Often this is because we get too busy. Another reason is these programs are ambiguous, confusing, and hard to […]

July 2020 at Small Business BC

This July, summer school is in session at Small Business BC. We’ve got a full slate of webinars, education and resources to help your business navigate British Columbia’s provincial Restart Plan. Whether you’re getting ready to reopen, or you’re pivoting operations to service the new COVID economy, make sure […]

AccessAbility Week at SBBC

National AccessAbility Week is a time to celebrate the contributions of Canadians with disabilities and promote the benefits of inclusion and diversity within the workforce. That’s why Small Business BC is thrilled to announce our inaugural AccessAbility Week! In conjunction with National AccessAbility Week, and in partnership with the […]

What’s Happening in April 2020 at Small Business BC

Small Business BC’s top priority is the health and safety of our clients and staff. As a result, we are making some changes to how our services are delivered. Our offices are now closed to the public until May 1, when we will reassess. All of our seminars and advisory […]

How to Support Your Favourite Small Business During COVID-19

On March 11, the World Health Organization announced COVID-19 was now considered a global pandemic. Since then, entrepreneurs across British Columbia have been grappling with a rapidly shifting business landscape. As we often like to say, small business is big business in BC. It makes up 98 per cent of […]

What’s Happening in March 2020 at Small Business BC?

The green shoots of spring are starting to appear across our province meaning winter is at an end. Why not use this transformational time to review where your small business could use a refresh? Perhaps it’s time to upgrade off your marketing plan; maybe it’s time to consider incorporation or […]

Programs Available Through Northern Development Initiative Trust

Northern Development Initiative Trust works with local governments, First Nations, not-for-profits and independent businesses to build a stronger north by investing in economic development in Central and Northern B.C. The Trust offers a range of business programs suited to a diverse set of economic development priorities. The following grant programs […]