The Best Business Books for Starting a Business

What do Warren Buffet, Bill Gates and Mark Cuban have in common? Well, apart from their entrepreneurial prowess and devotion to philanthropy, the three are known for their love of reading business books. In fact, Buffet attributes his business acumen in large part to his voracious appetite for page turning: […]

Prepared BC: Emergency Plan for Small Businesses

This resource is designed to help small business owners plan and prepare for emergencies that could interrupt operations. Use this template as a starting point and add to it as needed. One simple step today can make a difference in how effectively your business responds to and recovers from a disaster.

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

Before you read our business start-up mistakes to avoid, 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 […]

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 […]

5 Ways to Strengthen Your Business Through Recognition & Appreciation

As business owners, we are always looking for ways to strengthen our businesses so that we can be more resilient and successful. We often turn to traditional marketing and advertising to achieve this, but have you ever considered strengthening your business through recognition and appreciation? Many businesses overlook the power […]

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 […]