Meet Your 2020 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, […]

Meet Your 2020 Best Marketer Award Top 10 Semi-Finalists

There are thousands of ways to promote a small business, and some of the best don’t even require much spending. Our Best Marketer Award salutes the company that demonstrates the most innovative and impactful integrated marketing initiative executed in BC. Through a multi-channel approach, this business demonstrates creativity and increases […]

Meet Your 2020 Premier’s People’s Choice Award Top 10 Semi-Finalists

The Premier’s People’s Choice Award celebrates BC’s amazing entrepreneurs by recognizing a small business that is at the heart of their community. Using any imaginative, creative, or traditional tactics available, interested businesses apply for the award and engage their customers, clients and neighbours to vote for them. At the end […]

Meet Your 2020 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 […]

Meet Your 2020 Best Company Award Top 10 Semi-Finalists

The Small Business BC Award for Best Company recognizes the small business that best demonstrates exceptional leadership and a proven track record of growth and profitability. It is judged on the following criteria: Profitability: This business shows exceptional leadership with a proven track record of business growth, corporate responsibility, and […]

Meet Your 2020 Best Immigrant Entrepreneur Top 10 Semi-Finalists

Our Immigrant Entrepreneur Award recognizes the success and contributions of outstanding new Canadians who have started a successful business in British Columbia. This individual hasn’t just surmounted the challenges inherent in moving to a new country. They’ve also taken on the mantle of entrepreneurship, exhibiting leadership in their community, and […]

Meet Your 2020 Best Innovation Award Top 10 Semi-Finalists

One of the biggest strengths of any successful business is their ability to come up with new ideas to keep operations, products and services fresh. Our Best Innovation Award recognizes a business that develops advanced or innovative technologies to meet the needs of industry in B.C. This business contributes to […]

Meet Your 2020 Best Youth Entrepreneur Top 10 Semi-Finalists

New for 2020, the Small Business BC Award for Best Youth Entrepreneur recognizes the young individual (35 and under) that has founded a successful business in British Columbia. They have demonstrated excellence in the following areas: Clear Vision: Demonstrates a clear idea for the future of the business in the areas […]

Announcing Your 2020 Small Business BC Awards Top 10s

Drumroll please… 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 2020 Small Business BC Awards. We’ve spent the last week hard at work counting your votes. And, alongside our partners at Canada […]

Canadian Small Business Owners Feeling Confident Ahead of 2020

Canadian small business owners are feeling optimistic about 2020 despite the challenges facing them. Nine in ten (90 percent) are confident they will achieve their main goal in the upcoming year. The study of 500 small business owners found their top 2020 objectives include substantially increasing revenue and growth […]