What’s Happening in February 2021 at Small Business BC

As we enter February, the most romantic of months, Small Business BC is offering plenty of ways to show some love to your small business or the entrepreneur in your life. For starters, nominations and voting are now open for the 2021 Small Business BC Awards. Take the opportunity to […]

Marketing Trends for 2021

After the year we’ve all had, it feels daunting to try and predict the future. Fortunately, there are already some trends underway that will colour how we approach marketing in the coming months. This allows us to make some solid predictions on Marketing Trends for 2021. 2020 – The Year […]

Six 2021 Small Business Trends

With a new year on the horizon, there’s plenty of reasons to be optimistic for small businesses across BC. Prepare for the coming year with our Six 2021 Small Business Trends. While many of us can’t wait to say goodbye to 2020, the circumstances presented by this challenging year fueled […]

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

This December, businesses across BC are facing a unique Holiday season. As we continue to navigate the challenges posed by COVID-19, why not give the gift of education to your small business? At Small Business BC, we’re here to help. We’ve put together a packed list of education (and checked […]

5 Reasons to Shop Local

It’s so easy to open up a laptop and shop at Amazon, but Amazon isn’t the business that’s doing good in your community. That money isn’t staying within your community. I think it’s so important to remember that when making decisions on how to spend your money. – Frances Riley, […]

Harnessing the Power of Artificial Intelligence for Your Marketing

“Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?”   This quote by T.S. Elliott, despite being published 85 years ago, could not ring more true today. Consumers create an endless flow of data and information every single second: Using phones […]

Managing Social Media Complaints – The New Public Relations

The advent of technology and social media platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, have empowered and encouraged individuals to express their opinions online. But, what happens when your business becomes a target? Business legend Warren Buffett is famous for saying “It takes 20 years to build a positive […]

November is FREE Education Month at Small Business BC

Small Business Week 2020 is a wrap, and we are so grateful for the energy and enthusiasm of our community across the week of free education. In fact, we enjoyed it so much, we want to do it again… Small Business BC, alongside our partners WorkSafeBC, is pleased to […]

4 Tips to Maximize Your Small Business Website

Over the past few months, technology has played an increasingly important role in helping small business owners stay connected with their customers. GoDaddy’s global entrepreneurship survey found 60% of global small businesses use a website to market themselves and 58% of Canadian small businesses made changes to their website, including […]

Small Business Week 2020 at Small Business BC

2020 has been a challenging year for small business owners. The COVID-19 pandemic has proved as much of a financial crisis as a health one, significantly impacting Canadian business owners and their employees. Despite these unprecedented difficulties, entrepreneurs have pivoted and met these challenges head-on. They provide our essential services, […]