Government Grants: Set Your Business Up for Success

Have you seen big companies in the news awarded for millions of dollars and feel that access to these funding opportunities are out of reach for your business? You’re not alone. I see this all the time when I speak to businesses. The reality is that grant programs are often […]

The 10 Step Guide to Starting a Business

Before you read our 10 step guide to starting a business, make sure to download Small Business BC’s Starting Your Business Checklist. Download Now British Columbia is home to over 500,000 small business. In fact, a remarkable 98 per cent of all businesses in our province are small […]

What’s Happening in May 2019 at Small Business BC?

This May, we’re gearing up for a busy summer season with a packed slate of educational options at Small Business BC. As usual, there’s plenty of hustle and bustle at the station headlined by our monthly meetup event on May 23, Waterfront Chats. This month, we’re focusing on start-up business […]

5 Business Start-up Mistakes to Avoid

Before you read our business start-up mistakes to avoid, make sure to download Small Business BC’s Starting Your Business Checklist. Download Now When entrepreneurs come up with an idea for a business it’s an exciting time. They’re fired up and they want to share their vision with the […]

Financing Your Small Business Venture

Many British Columbia small business owners are also home owners.  In recent years, BC’s rapidly increasing real estate values have enabled many small business owners to look to their homes as a ready source of cash or security to finance their business ventures.  This may be a risky strategy, but […]

Guide to CRA-Approved Tax Deductions in Canada

Tax season has arrived once again, meaning it’s time to gather up your receipts and whip your annual numbers into shape. While some approach this time of year with trepidation, it’s really nothing to worry about – if you’re completely honest in what you declare. The good news is that […]