The 10 Step Guide to Starting a Business

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 businesses. They employ over one million people, accounting […]

5 Business Start-up Mistakes to Avoid

Starting a business? 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 world. At this time, it’s vital […]

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 […]

Government of Canada Launches Women Entrepreneurship Strategy

The Government of Canada has announced increased funding and action around female entrepreneurship. Titled the Women Entrepreneurship Strategy, this comprehensive plan will help women grow their business through increased access to financing, talent, networks and mentorship. The Benefits of a Women Entrepreneurship Strategy Despite recent advances, gender inequality is still […]

Can You Afford to Sell Your Business?

Thinking about the sale of your business can be both exciting and nerve-wracking. Are you going to get good value for your business, and what does that value look like? Will your years of hard work finally pay off? If you have your advisory team in place to help you […]