What’s Happening in April 2020 at Small Business BC

Small Business BC’s top priority is the health and safety of our clients and staff. As a result, we are making some changes to how our services are delivered. Our offices are now closed to the public until May 1, when we will reassess. All of our seminars and advisory […]

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

The green shoots of spring are starting to appear across our province meaning winter is at an end. Why not use this transformational time to review where your small business could use a refresh? Perhaps it’s time to upgrade off your marketing plan; maybe it’s time to consider incorporation or […]

Import and Export: Frequently Asked Questions

As part of my role I regularly meet with clients looking to grow their business by importing or exporting. They arrive at our office with differing levels of business experience, and products that cover the entire business spectrum. As we discuss their unique importing and exporting needs, several common questions […]

International Trade: The Paradox of Choice

Entrepreneurs looking to expand into new markets have never had more access to high quality information. We can now research the pros and cons of each option available to us, but it hasn’t made our decision-making process any easier. A simple Google search leads us down a rabbit hole of […]

Canada Post Announces GROW Burnaby Event

In a recently released report, Canada Post revealed the average number of online purchases made by Canadians increased 58 per cent between 2016 and 2018. Is your business ready to take advantage of this rapidly growing shift to online? Learn the strategies and tips you need to succeed at […]

EDC Unveils Women in Trade Investments Program

Despite advances in recent years, women entrepreneurs remain underrepresented in Canada. In fact, only 16 per cent of all small- and medium-sized businesses in our country are helmed by women. Of this figure, just 11 per cent of them are active in markets outside Canada. Export Development Canada (EDC) is […]

What’s Happening in May 2019 at Small Business BC?

This May, we’re gearing up for a busy summer season with a packed slate of educational options at Small Business BC. As usual, there’s plenty of hustle and bustle at the station headlined by our monthly meetup event on May 23, Waterfront Chats. This month, we’re focusing on start-up business […]

Export Navigator Program Expanded to Support Regional Exporters

Small Business BC, alongside our partners at the Province of B.C., Western Economic Diversification and Community Futures is pleased to announce the expansion of the Export Navigator Program. In 2018, total British Columbia goods exported worldwide were valued at $46 billion. The Export Navigator Program helps rural business owners […]