Join Small Business BC for INSPIRE 2018 on October 1

Entrepreneurship exists where intelligence and creativity meet. All that’s needed is a little inspiration. Luckily, we’ve got just the right event for you! Small Business BC is thrilled to announce the return of INSPIRE, an event featuring an evening of networking, celebration and education taking place October 1, 2018 […]

Are You Thinking of Selling Your Business?

Selling your business is one of the most important decisions you’ll face as an entrepreneur. You’ve spent long hours building it into a viable enterprise. And, with a little preparation, you can increase your business’ value and make sure you get the best sale price. Below, we examine the different […]

10 Energy Saving Tips for Small Business Owners

Are you a small business owner struggling with the high cost of electricity? Are you motivated to lower your power bills but are uncertain which upgrades will bring a return on your investment?  You’re not alone! As small business owners, we understand the critical importance of keeping costs under control. […]

My Experience with Requests For Proposals

The e-mail pops into your inbox. It’s three weeks after you sweated through that Request for Proposal (RFP) response and you can see it’s from the requesting organization. You worked so hard on it, agonized over the fees to make sure you were very competitive, spent long hours making sure […]

5 Steps You Should Be Taking to Protect Your Business

You’ve done it! You are now a business owner. But what’s next? The time and financial investment you have put into making your dream a reality is extremely valuable. So what steps should you be taking to ensure you protect your business? The following steps will help your business operate […]

I Wasn’t Planning on Selling My Small Business – Are You?

I emigrated to Canada in 2001. After a few years of gaining Canadian work experience, I decided it was time to start my own company. I wanted something easy to manage that would keep my creative juices flowing. Fashion accessories were my best friends since my teenage years. I was […]

5 Tips for Staying Productive in Summer

If you find your productivity taking a nosedive at this time of year, you are not alone. In fact, the so-called “summer productivity slump” is believed to affect a surprisingly large amount of people. And it’s easy to see why. If you’re staring out the window at a warm […]

The Small Business Impact of GDPR

On May 25th, 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into effect across the EU, with global implications. Canadian organizations – from start-up to enterprise – that do business with the EU or have an online presence that markets to EU customers must ensure policies for managing EU-based […]

How to Build a Collaborative Workplace

When you envision your small business five years from now, what do you see? Whether your business has two or 50 employees, your vision more than likely includes growth. A proven pathway to sustainable business growth is through effective collaboration – people working well together – for mutual success. Collaborative […]