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 […]

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 […]

How to Master Small Business Financial Planning

Are you constantly operating at the top of your line of credit?  Are your trade accounts payable getting bigger and older?  Are you struggling to make payroll or pay the landlord at the beginning of the month?  Are you failing to remit GST and employee source deductions because you just […]

5 Steps for Delivering Value Through Projects

One thing all small businesses have in common is their desire for growth. Every small business is hoping that one day, it will not be small. Dreams of what a small business will one day become are what keep owners up at night and help them get to it every […]

How to get a Mortgage as a Small Business Owner

If you’re a Canadian business owner planning to buy a home, you’re going to find the mortgage application process is a bit more arduous than usual. Lenders will want to perform more due diligence, but it’s just the nature of being self-employed. The good news is, this blog will help […]

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 […]

Home-Based Business? Home Insurance Isn’t Enough

Starting and growing a small business might be your passion project, but running it from home can be a lot to handle — especially when you consider the additional risks. And consider this — a home insurance policy may not be enough to protect your business assets. For example, your […]