Introducing Your 2019 Best Employer Award Top 10 Semi-Finalists

Recognizing employee development and retention is vital to the success of a small business. Our Best Employer Award celebrates the business that goes above and beyond for their employees and provides the best overall place to work. These companies place high levels of importance on fostering a healthy corporate culture, […]

Introducing Your 2019 Best Community Impact Award Top 10 Semi-Finalists

In our other categories we assess small businesses under conventional headings such as financial plans, employee training, or their strides to innovate. Our Best Community Impact Award salutes something a little different, but just as important – small businesses who invest in their community and see social responsibility as an […]

Introducing Your 2019 Best Concept Award Top 10 Semi-Finalists

The Best Concept Award salutes new exciting, creative and innovative businesses (and business ideas) in British Columbia. This is our only award that doesn’t require entrepreneurs to be in business yet; they just need to demonstrate their awesome, viable idea that’s going to make a huge impact. The award is […]

Introducing Your 2019 Best Apprentice Training Award Top 10 Semi-Finalists

Each year, our Best Apprentice Training Award champions the small businesses dedicated to training and developing new talent. British Columbia’s skilled trades community is a huge driver of the provincial economy and avoiding skill shortages ensures its continuing success into the future. Last year, Fort St. John-based construction firm Northern […]

3 Ways Your Organization Can Give Back This Holiday Season

It’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. Between buying gifts, decorating and eating copious amounts of food, we develop traditions over the years both at home and at the office. And while the message of the season is to give, our rituals […]

Announcing Your 2019 Small Business BC Awards Top 10s

After two months of nominations, voting and enthusiasm from small businesses around the province, the time has come to reveal the Top 10 Semi-Finalists for the 2019 Small Business BC Awards. We’ve spent the last week hard at work counting your votes. And, alongside our partners at Canada Post, we’d […]

Is Your Community Open for Business? Nominate it!

In British Columbia, 98 per cent of all businesses are small businesses. The Open for Business Awards champion communities that have fostered a business-friendly culture, allowing these small business to flourish. In case you haven’t heard, nominations for the 2019 Open for Business Awards are now open. The Awards offer […]

Announcing the 2019 Small Business BC Awards and Open for Business Awards

For the last 16 years, the Small Business BC Awards have recognized the contributions and achievements of BC small business owners. In our province, small business is big business. In fact, 98% of all businesses operating in British Columbia are classified as small businesses. These entrepreneurs form the backbone of […]

Launching Your Website: How to Get Your Business Online

Canadians are obsessed with shopping online, and a recent study by Canada Post highlighted how our infatuation is only increasing with time. A massive 80% of Canadians shopped online in the past 12 months, with our growing need for convenience and tailored shopping experience convincing consumers to open their […]