Understanding the Business Lending Game

People with steady jobs and good credit histories easily qualify for personal loans. Their wages provide the capacity to make payments. The same loan amounts borrowed for a new business are harder to obtain. During my time with Community Futures, I reviewed hundreds of loan requests from people either starting […]

Wage Subsidy Programs: Boost Your Business and Reduce Your Costs

If you’re a small business owner who dreams of having the capital needed to expand your team, on a temporary or part-time basis, you can stop dreaming. Several wage subsidy programs are available to employers who want to benefit from the talent, knowledge and training that post-secondary students can bring […]

Small Business Week 2020 at Small Business BC

2020 has been a challenging year for small business owners. The COVID-19 pandemic has proved as much of a financial crisis as a health one, significantly impacting Canadian business owners and their employees. Despite these unprecedented difficulties, entrepreneurs have pivoted and met these challenges head-on. They provide our essential services, […]

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

It’s October, the days are getting shorter and fall is in the air! With Small Business Week on the horizon, October offers the perfect opportunity to invest some time in your small business with the fantastic range of education at Small Business BC. Before we delve into the highlights, have […]

Build. Grow. Thrive. Returns Virtually this September

Thank You! Thank you to all our attendees who made our Build. Grow. Thrive. virtual event such a massive success. If you missed out on the event, or you want to re-watch the day’s education, simply visit the page below and complete the form. We’ll be returning for our next […]

Taking Your Business Online? Get Support with the ISI Grant

If you’re grappling with taking your bricks-and-mortar business online right now, you’re not alone. Faced with the changing sales landscape due to COVID-19, many small businesses have had to adapt quickly, taking their sales online rather than in store. Whether you’re looking to build a new website, develop a digital […]