How to Start a Tourism Business in BC

British Columbia’s tourism industry is linked directly to over 133,000 jobs across our province. And, the good news is, business is currently booming. In 2017 alone over 20.6 million overnight visitors arrived. This represents an increase of 3.3 per cent over 2016’s figures, or 181,700 extra visitors. Impact on the […]

Interested in a Tofino Coworking Space?

Known for its rugged natural beauty and world class surfing, Tofino has long been considered a ‘must-visit’ on Vancouver Island’s pristine west coast. In the coming months, this picturesque village could take a leap into the 21st century with the creation of a potential Tofino coworking space. The Tofino-Long […]

Cannabis Legalization Info for Small Business

Once Bill C-45 comes into force, B.C. consumers aged 19 and up will be able to purchase Cannabis legally. There will be two methods of purchasing cannabis: in stores, through provincially controlled or licensed retailers; or online, directly from a federally or provincially operated online platform. Cannabis legalization will […]

Announcing the 2018 Small Business BC Award Winners

Each year, Small Business BC is proud to recognize the entrepreneurs that form the backbone of our beautiful province with the Small Business BC Awards. Their hard work, energy and devotion help to make British Columbia the best place in the world to live, work and play. 2018 proved to […]

Door Prize Winners for 2018 Small Business BC Awards Announced

Did you attend the Small Business BC Awards ceremony at the Vancouver Convention Centre on February 23, 2018? If so, you might be the lucky winner of one of our door prizes! This year’s door prize winners include: Prize Winner: Coleen Christie The prize: Spa Experience at Scandinave Spa Sponsored […]

5 Reasons a Non-Tech Company Should Attend a Tech Event

In the professional world, events and conferences are a dime-a-dozen, making it difficult to figure out which events you should be attending and what value they can bring to your business. If you run, or work for, a non-technical business, it can be easy to write tech events off as […]

Introducing Your Finalists for the 2018 Open for Business Awards

The Open for Business Awards celebrate communities that have created a business-friendly culture, allowing small business to flourish. Since the fall, communities the length and breadth of British Columbia have been receiving nominations. And, this year, 31 communities have presented case studies on one of their initiatives to the awards […]