Resources for Small Businesses Affected by Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The immediate impacts of COVID-19 are being felt by businesses across British Columbia. As entrepreneurs try to figure out their own unique path forward, we’ve gathered the latest resources to help prepare small businesses to get through this challenging time. Please Note: Small Business BC is awaiting concrete details on […]

Road Safety at Work

Work-related motor vehicle incidents (MVI) continue to be the leading cause of traumatic workplace fatalities, accounting for 38 per cent of traumatic work-related deaths in B.C in 2018. That is why Road Safety at Work is launching a campaign to remind employers and workers about the value of an effective […]

Province of BC Announces Tax Relief Measures for Small Businesses

As part of continuing measures to provide tax relief for small business, the Province of BC has announced a new Interim Business Property Tax Relief Program that will allow local governments to provide immediate property tax relief for the 2020 tax year. This relief will apply to small businesses and […]

Announcing the 2020 Small Business BC Award Winners

In a glittering award ceremony held on Friday, February 21, 2020, Small Business BC announced the eight winners of the 17th Annual Small Business BC Awards at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Alongside a room full of entrepreneurs, business influencers and government officials, we raised a toast to British Columbia’s best […]

Announcing the 2020 Open for Business Award Winners

The Open For Business Awards recognize and celebrate communities that best demonstrate they are promoting and adopting business friendly initiatives within their region. The Awards provide an important platform for local government to learn and share Best Practices, and showcase winning initiatives that have contributed to the success of local […]

What’s Happening in February 2020 at Small Business BC?

This February, we’re in a celebratory mood at Small Business BC as we ramp up preparations for the 17th Annual Small Business BC Awards. The red carpet is ready to roll out on Friday, February 21 at Vancouver Convention Centre as we raise a toast to British Columbia’s small business […]

Announcing Your Top 5 Finalists for the 2020 Small Business BC Awards

The big day is almost upon us! The 2020 Small Business BC Awards Gala is a few short weeks away and the time has come to reveal our Top 5 Finalists. Our judges deliberated long and hard over a strong field of applicants, emerging with their picks for the Top […]

2020 Business Trends to Watch

2020 is here, ushering in a decade brimming with potential for small business owners. Whether your focus is local, provincial or national, we live in a changing (and challenging) landscape for business. It’s also one that should be embraced as an opportunity for growth. Keeping an eye to the future […]

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, […]