An Update on COVID-19’s Impact on BC’s Small Business Community

On March 13, alongside our partners at The BC Chamber of Commerce, BC Economic Development Association, and Community Futures BC, Small Business BC launched a survey to understand the specific impacts businesses in our province are experiencing due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We were blown away by the response we […]

Watch Recordings of Small Business BC’s Digital Meetups

To help meet the unique challenges posed by COVID-19, Small Business BC hosted regular Digital Meetups to connect our community with industry experts and practical advice. While the meetups have now ended, the recordings remain available for our community to access. Covering topics as diverse as logistics, marketing, and pivoting […]

COVID-19: Managing and Pivoting During a Time of Crisis

The immediate impacts of COVID-19 are being felt by businesses across British Columbia. During this time, it’s OK to feel overwhelmed and it’s OK to feel anxious. It’s even normal to feel completely unprepared. This situation is unprecedented and you aren’t alone. As entrepreneurs try to figure out their own […]

How to Support Your Favourite Small Business During COVID-19

On March 11, the World Health Organization announced COVID-19 was now considered a global pandemic. Since then, entrepreneurs across British Columbia have been grappling with a rapidly shifting business landscape. As we often like to say, small business is big business in BC. It makes up 98 per cent of […]

Announcing Changes to SBBC Services due to COVID-19

Due to the rapidly evolving public health situation surrounding COVID-19, Small Business BC has reached the difficult decision to modify how we deliver our services in the coming weeks. As an organization, our number one priority will always be the health and safety of our clients, staff and service providers. […]

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 […]