Hear from TOTA (Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association) at INSPIRE

In British Columbia’s Thompson Okanagan region, sustainability is top of mind. This beautiful area, replete with lakes, mountains and steams, is one of our province’s jewels. Unfortunately, it’s also on the front lines of the battle against climate change. In 2017, Kelowna experienced record levels of spring precipitation that caused […]

How to Pick the Right Events for Your Small Business to Attend

Thinking of expanding your business reach and attending a conference or trade show? Often, the hardest decision to be made is deciding which events to allocate your resources to. And, with so many options, this decision can prove overwhelming. In this article, we’re going to give some tips for how […]

The Best Business Books for Starting a Business

What do Warren Buffet, Bill Gates and Mark Cuban have in common? Well, apart from their entrepreneurial prowess and devotion to philanthropy, the three are known for their love of reading business books. In fact, Buffet attributes his business acumen in large part to his voracious appetite for page turning: […]

Asbestos Safety in the Workplace

Buildings constructed prior to 1990 are filled with an invisible but deadly hazard: asbestos. Exposure to deadly material can cause serious long-term health issues and even death in some cases. Unfortunately, it was widely used across British Columbia for decades. This is why it’s a must to account for asbestos […]

Government Announces Canadian Experiences Fund

During the unveiling of Budget 2019, The Government of Canada announced the Canadian Experiences Fund (CEF), a national program geared toward supporting communities across our country as they create, improve or enhance tourism products, facilities and experiences. How it Works The Canadian Experiences Fund is delivered in British Columbia by […]

Budget 2019 – Learn the Facts

Last week, Canadian Minister for Finance, Bill Morneau, tabled the federal budget for the 2019-2020 fiscal year. As the last of the Federal Government’s current mandate, the budget supports Canadian businesses by encouraging them to make investments that will position them for long-term growth and create jobs across our […]

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 […]

Small Business BC Hosts Glo Apparel Popup

Did you know Small Business BC offers Room Rentals? Recently, we had the privilege of hosting Glo Apparel for a popup store at our Downtown Vancouver office. This up and coming clothing business is run by dynamic mother and daughter duo, Marie Meeks and Alison Verrier. Their line […]