Day of Mourning Offers an Opportunity to Reflect on Health and Safety

Do you know why April 28 is an important day for your business each year? It’s the national Day of Mourning, an annual event remembering the people who have lost their lives to a work-related incident or occupational disease. It’s also a reminder of how you can make a significant […]

5 Tips for Maintaining Mental Health During COVID-19

Anxiety, stress and doubt are perfectly normal reactions to the uncertain times we live in. For many of us, COVID-19 has thrust the future into an uncertain light, laying waste to carefully laid plans and forcing us to pivot into situations we aren’t accustomed to. Not only are we grappling […]

Frequently Asked Questions Relating to COVID-19 and Small Business

Small Business BC is here to help British Columbia’s entrepreneurs navigate the unique challenges posed by COVID-19. Our team have been hard at work via phone and email responding to client questions on a wide range of subjects relating to the impact on small businesses. With the rapidly shifting landscape, […]

An Update on COVID-19’s Impact on BC’s Small Business Community

On March 13, alongside our partners at The BC Chamber of Commerce, BC Economic Development Association, and Community Futures BC, Small Business BC launched a survey to understand the specific impacts businesses in our province are experiencing due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We were blown away by the response we […]

Join Small Business BC’s Digital Meetups

We believe this is a time, more than ever, for small businesses to come together to help each other overcome challenges and find solutions. To help facilitate this, SBBC is pleased to share our new Digital Meetups, a community video call for the small businesses community during COVID-19. Every Monday […]

COVID-19: Managing and Pivoting During a Time of Crisis

The immediate impacts of COVID-19 are being felt by businesses across British Columbia. During this time, it’s OK to feel overwhelmed and it’s OK to feel anxious. It’s even normal to feel completely unprepared. This situation is unprecedented and you aren’t alone. As entrepreneurs try to figure out their own […]

How to Support Your Favourite Small Business During COVID-19

On March 11, the World Health Organization announced COVID-19 was now considered a global pandemic. Since then, entrepreneurs across British Columbia have been grappling with a rapidly shifting business landscape. As we often like to say, small business is big business in BC. It makes up 98 per cent of […]

Announcing Changes to SBBC Services due to COVID-19

Due to the rapidly evolving public health situation surrounding COVID-19, Small Business BC has reached the difficult decision to modify how we deliver our services in the coming weeks. As an organization, our number one priority will always be the health and safety of our clients, staff and service providers. […]