Meet SBBC Business Plan Client Andrew Paradis, Paradis Wines and Spirits

If you’re passionate about what you do the tasks that seem impossible – those mountains you need to climb – all of a sudden, they seem possible. In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, Andrew Paradis made a gutsy move. Having spent his career in the hospitality industry, he […]

Meet Linda Adimora, Batiqua

Originally hailing from Zimbabwe, Linda Adimora travelled to Canada to further her education at the University of Victoria. Along the way, she decided to share some of her cultural roots with Canadians by creating traditional Zimbabwean textiles and displaying them at her local farmer’s market. This desire would ultimately lead […]

Meet Brandon Grossutti, Founder of FromTo

As the COVID-19 pandemic took a wrecking ball to BC’s restaurant industry, many turned to apps such as DoorDash, SkipTheDishes and UberEats to survive. While the convenience of these apps was welcome, the substantial cut of the costs they take provided a sting in the tail. With margins already slim […]

Building Strategic Business Partnerships: 4 Key Factors to Consider

A strategic partnership is a combined effort to collaborate in achieving mutually beneficial goals. Building strategic partnerships can strengthen brand value and growth for your business. As cheesy as it may sound, collaboration really is key. When combining efforts with likeminded individuals you provide your business with the opportunity to […]

Meet Nerissa Allen, Black Business Association of BC

The pandemic has shone a light on the inequalities that disproportionately hurt Black Canadians, and has underscored the need to restart our economy in a way that allows all Canadians an equal chance to succeed Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada.

Across Canada, Black entrepreneurs face barriers to starting […]

Business Resources for Black Entrepreneurs

Why Become a Black Entrepreneur? To be an entrepreneur means to take your destiny into your own hands and to be in control of your future. Bringing your ideas to life through planning and careful execution, and freedom of expression are some of the benefits of being an entrepreneur and […]

A Force for Good: from Vancouver Flower Deliveries to Community Involvement

Community involvement is the power to bring positive, measurable change to both the communities in which you operate and to your company. Donating your time or resources will never hurt your business – it can only help you grow by providing new inspiration. It will also help spread the word […]

Six 2021 Small Business Trends

With a new year on the horizon, there’s plenty of reasons to be optimistic for small businesses across BC. Prepare for the coming year with our Six 2021 Small Business Trends. While many of us can’t wait to say goodbye to 2020, the circumstances presented by this challenging year fueled […]