6 Tips for Writing an Effective Export Plan

Exporting offers almost limitless growth potential for Canadian small business, but before you start prepping your product for foreign shores, you need to craft a written strategic export plan. Exports represent a huge driver of the Canadian economy. In September 2017 alone, exporting amounted for CAD 43.6 billion in […]

What’s Going on in December at Small Business BC?

The Holiday Season is often described as a time of giving, and there’s no better gift for your small business than the gift of education. This December we’re decking the halls of Small Business BC with a packed education calendar featuring 19 new and returning seminars and webinars, as well […]

Small Business Week at Small Business BC

Small Business Week is October 16-20, 2017 and presents a welcome opportunity to acknowledge the contributions entrepreneurs and small business owners make to the Canadian economy, and our local communities. Events are taking place around the country, including here at Small Business BC. Together with the Province of British […]

CETA – What You Need To Know

Canadian business received a boost today as the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, or CETA, between Canada and the European Union provisionally came into effect. The deal grants Canadian companies much greater access to the world’s second-largest economy and our second-largest trading partner. Over 98 per cent of Canadian goods […]

What’s Happening in June 2017 at Small Business BC?

Summer is finally here, which means one thing…summer school! Take advantage of our flexible learning options and access our webinars and Skype appointments, wherever you are this summer. This month’s focus is on growing your business. Start by understanding your financials and go on to learn how to explore new […]

10 Words You Need to Know Before Starting International Trade

When I started my career in international business, I was working at a startup selling medical equipment to Colombia. And I quickly learned the challenges of international business the hard way. So learn from my mistakes and read the 10 Words I wish I knew before engaging in international trade.

Exporting to Border States

When many small businesses think about growing their market, they often think about heading south to the US as a first step. The close proximity, similar culture and demographic make-up, makes it seem the obvious choice. But if you haven’t exported to another country before, and you’re not familiar with […]