Tips for Getting Paid as a Small Business Owner

Conduct business for long enough and you’ll face the unwelcome scenario of not getting paid. If you’ve dealt with it, you know it’s not a nice situation to be in. To avoid it happening again in future, there are a number of easy steps you can take. Dealing With “Lost” […]

Rising Interest Rates and Your Small Business

Rising interest rates have been a hot topic in Canadian news ever since the Bank of Canada announced a benchmark interest rate rise; the first in seven years. Thanks to a positive economic outlook at home and abroad, more interest rate rises are expected in the coming months. Is […]

5 Essential Tips for Maximizing Government Funding

Government funding is vital for startups and small companies as it provides a source of non-dilutive financing which enables companies to grow by investing in much needed capital equipment, research and development, as well as hiring and training initiatives. However, gaining a true competitive advantage requires that companies maximize the […]

What’s Happening in April 2018 at Small Business BC?

Believe it or not, we’re almost a third of the way through 2018. It may feel like only yesterday we rang in the New Year, but the clock is ticking on hitting your business targets for the year. What better opportunity to get started, than by indulging in some educational […]

How to Secure Early Stage Financing

Entrepreneurs and their ideas come in all shapes and sizes but the one common issue they all must address is how to finance their small business idea. It’s estimated that roughly 82% of new businesses fail due to cashflow problems. Entrepreneurs are prone to undercapitalizing their business. Therefore, it’s […]

Brian Scudamore’s 5 Tips for Aspiring Franchise Owners

In 1989, Brian Scudamore, serial entrepreneur and founder of O2E Brands, was killing time waiting in line at a McDonald’s drive-thru. In the days before cell phones provided distraction, he happened to glance at a beaten up pickup truck advertising a junk removal service. Thinking it would make a […]