British Columbia Launches Provincial Nominee Program – Regional Pilot

British Columbia’s growing economy depends on the presence of skilled and qualified individuals to meet labour market needs. The Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) offers a pathway for qualified foreign workers and entrepreneurs to gain permanent residency in BC while filling these critical roles. Entrepreneur Immigration – Regional Pilot An […]

How to Build an Expert Virtual Team

As a business owner, you are always looking for the most innovative, useful, and exciting ways to move your business forward. Innovations in technology and law, and even disruptions in your own industry can make it feel like you’re riding a motorcycle at twice the speed limit – and liking […]

6 Benefits of Hiring Temporary Holiday Staff

The annual festive retail bonanza is just around the corner and it’s time to ask – Is your business ready? For many, the ‘most wonderful time of the year’ is also the busiest, with retailers working long hours to accommodate the crowds. Hiring temporary holiday staff can alleviate this stress […]

How a Diverse and Inclusive Workforce is Good for Business

The first question people ask in social situations is, “what is your name?” The next question is, “what do you do?” Too many British Columbians with disabilities do not have a good answer to the second question. A network of business leaders in B.C. are focused on closing the gap […]

How to Attract Top Talent to Your Business

There comes a point in every successful small business when it’s time to expand. There are only so many hours in the day. And, as an entrepreneur, you can’t be expected to do everything on your own. Hiring staff is often the first challenge a business owner faces that they […]

5 Tips to Increase Staff Effectiveness

Every business owner wants their staff to perform like a well-oiled machine. But realistically, this isn’t possible 100 per cent of the time. It’s only natural for performance to dip from time to time. After all, staff aren’t robots, and everyone has peaks and troughs in their work lives. As […]

Access the Funds to Improve Workplace Accessibility

As businesses across British Columbia struggle to fill job openings, a large group of potential workers find themselves under-represented in the workplace. There are currently 334,000 British Columbians aged 15-64 that have a disability. These individuals form an important talent pool that is largely untapped. A major reason for […]

Employee Traits to Look For

Working as a gym owner for over eight years has taught me the importance of finding the right people to support my vision. Your employees are the face of your business and they are at the forefront of providing the best customer experience. As I plan the opening of a […]

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 […]