Should You Allow Pets in the Workplace?

Studies have proven pets at work can have surprising positive impacts on the mental health and productivity of staff. And, the good news is, pets in the workplace are an increasingly common sight across British Columbia. South of the border, companies such as Amazon are pioneering the trend, with […]

The Benefits of Mediation for Solving Business Disputes

Disagreements are a fact of life in the business world. Sometimes, even the most reasonable of parties can find themselves at odds with no clear route for resolution. Negotiation is typically the first port of call for sorting these differences. If that fails, the situation sometimes spills into the legal […]

Emergency Preparedness Week in British Columbia

Emergencies happen. Depending on where you’re based in our province, there are several dangers you could be exposed to at any time. This is why it’s so important to be prepared. This week marks Emergency Preparedness Week across Canada. This annual event presents an opportunity to encourage Canadians to […]

5 Business Start-up Mistakes to Avoid

Starting a business? Make sure to download Small Business BC’s Starting Your Business Checklist. Download Now When entrepreneurs come up with an idea for a business it’s an exciting time. They’re fired up and they want to share their vision with the world. At this time, it’s vital […]

What’s Happening in March 2019 at Small Business BC?

Temperatures are rising, the days are getting longer and it’s time to pack away the snow shovels for another year. Spring is almost here and it’s the perfect time to refresh your small business knowhow with one of the informative and educational seminars on offer at Small Business BC. It’s […]

How to Build Effective Leadership Skills

One of the most rewarding aspects of becoming your own boss is the ability to make the big decisions. You’re in charge of the direction of your business and it will flourish or fail based on how you meet the challenges you face. For some people, this ability to lead […]

Grow Your Business by Attending Networking Events

There’s never been more ways to spread the word about your business. Both online and offline, we’re living in an exciting era of marketing possibilities. That said, the power and potential of networking events remain timeless. Getting out there, meeting new people and listening to their stories can lead to […]

5 Questions to Answer When Contemplating Life After Business

Picture this: you’ve finally sold your business. After years of work to build up your empire, it can be a surreal moment to put that part of your life in the rear-view mirror. It’s all smooth sailing from here on out, right? On the surface (and in your mind) it […]

How to Start a Business as an Immigrant

It was 2012. I had just stepped on Canadian ground for the first time, and that marked the beginning on my journey from an Iranian pre-med student to the CEO of Spocket. At 25, there were lessons to be learnt and challenges to be faced as entrepreneurship took hold of […]

Stress Management Tips for Entrepreneurs

Becoming an entrepreneur involves plenty of learning. You’ll need to know how to craft a business plan, secure financing and understand your obligations when it comes to taxes and regulations. More importantly, but often overlooked, is the importance of learning how to manage stress. Becoming your own boss is a […]