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 […]

5 Questions to Answer When Contemplating Life After Business

Picture this: you’ve finally sold your business. After years of work to build up your empire, it can be a surreal moment to put that part of your life in the rear-view mirror. It’s all smooth sailing from here on out, right? On the surface (and in your mind) it […]

How to Start a Business as an Immigrant

It was 2012. I had just stepped on Canadian ground for the first time, and that marked the beginning on my journey from an Iranian pre-med student to the CEO of Spocket. At 25, there were lessons to be learnt and challenges to be faced as entrepreneurship took hold of […]

Stress Management Tips for Entrepreneurs

Becoming an entrepreneur involves plenty of learning. You’ll need to know how to craft a business plan, secure financing and understand your obligations when it comes to taxes and regulations. More importantly, but often overlooked, is the importance of learning how to manage stress. Becoming your own boss is a […]

Five New Year’s Resolutions for Small Business Owners

January. Traditionally a month for self-improvement, it also provides a fantastic opportunity to start afresh with your small business and bring about positive change. Alongside your efforts to eat healthier or work out more, here are some New Year’s Resolutions for Small Business owners that will kick start your small […]

Introducing Your 2019 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 […]

Introducing Your 2019 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 […]

3 Ways Your Organization Can Give Back This Holiday Season

It’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. Between buying gifts, decorating and eating copious amounts of food, we develop traditions over the years both at home and at the office. And while the message of the season is to give, our rituals […]

Establishing Your Small Business: 5 Simple Strategies for Success

Simple gestures can have an everlasting impact. When coming of age film, Say Anything…, was released in the late ‘80s, few anticipated that a small scene in the final act would become so iconic. In a bid to win back his crush’s heart after some unfortunate events, Lloyd Dobler (John […]