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 […]

Announcing the 2019 Small Business BC Award Winners

In a dazzling gala ceremony held on Thursday, February 21, 2019, Small Business BC announced the 10 winners of the 16th Annual Small Business BC Awards at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Alongside a room full of entrepreneurs, business influencers and government officials, we raised a toast to British Columbia’s best […]

Introducing Your 2019 Open for Business Award Winners

The Open For Business Awards recognize and celebrate communities that best demonstrate they are promoting and adopting business friendly initiatives within their region. The Awards provide an important platform for local government to learn and share Best Practices, and showcase winning initiatives that have contributed to the success of local […]

Door Prize Winners for 2019 Small Business BC Awards Announced

Did you attend the Small Business BC Awards ceremony at the Vancouver Convention Centre on February 21, 2019? If so, you might be the lucky winner of one of our door prizes! This year’s door prize winners include: Prize Winner: Linda Folster The prize: Two Touchdown Corner Tickets for a […]

Government of B.C. Launches Procurement Concierge Program

Each year, the Government of British Columbia spends approximately $7 billion procuring goods and services. A new program has been launched that aims to simplify and streamline the procurement process, making it easier for small businesses to get involved. B.C.’s Procurement Concierge Program allows businesses to pitch cutting edge […]

Introducing Your Finalists for the 2019 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 […]