5 Reasons to Shop Local this Black Friday

It’s so easy to open up a laptop and shop at Amazon, but Amazon isn’t the business that’s doing good in your community. That money isn’t staying within your community. I think it’s so important to remember that when making decisions on how to spend your money. – Frances Riley, […]

How to Prepare Your Business for Black Friday and Cyber Monday

It’s been a challenging year for small businesses across our province. COVID-19 restrictions have forced many businesses to reduce their physical capacity, while others have moved to embrace customers in an online environment. Amid these difficult circumstances, the annual sales bonanza of Black Friday and Cyber Monday represents an invaluable […]

Meet Teara Fraser, Iskwew Air

While she may not wear a cape, Teara Fraser fits plenty of the criteria for a modern superhero. As founder and CEO of Iskwew Air, she regularly takes to the skies. And, she’s about to feature as a character in a DC Comics graphic novel. Fraser is the first […]

Meet Mike Willie, Sea Wolf Adventures

Mike Willie is a member of the Kwikwasut’inuxw Haxwa’mis First Nation and founder of Sea Wolf Adventures. In a career that has spanned several decades, Mike has travelled the waters of the Broughton Archipelago, ferrying essential goods to remote communities and sharing the rich culture, wildlife and geography of […]

SBBC and Indigenous Business Development Services Announce Partnership

British Columbia is home to the second largest number of Indigenous entrepreneurs in Canada, with over 2,000 Indigenous-owned businesses located across our province. In fact, the number of Indigenous entrepreneurs in BC has grown by more than 20 per cent since 2011. In an effort to serve this growing community […]

Hear from Jill Van Gyn on her Startup Journey with Fatso

You’ve probably seen Fatso at your local grocery store. This locally made peanut butter brand is rapidly growing across North America. Jill Van Gyn is the woman behind the peanut butter. Her journey to entrepreneurial success represents a remarkable story of resilience. We caught up with Jill to hear how […]

Small Business Week 2020 at Small Business BC

2020 has been a challenging year for small business owners. The COVID-19 pandemic has proved as much of a financial crisis as a health one, significantly impacting Canadian business owners and their employees. Despite these unprecedented difficulties, entrepreneurs have pivoted and met these challenges head-on. They provide our essential services, […]