Five Tips for Becoming a Popup Market Vendor

The popularity of community events such as farmers markets, car free days and Christmas markets has soared in British Columbia in recent years. Not only are these events an excellent day out for the family, they also represent an amazing opportunity for entrepreneurs to get their product in front of […]

Small Business Insurance Made Simple with TruShield

No business is ever too small for insurance protection, so what’s stopping you? Have you avoided small business insurance because you think it might be expensive? Small Business BC partner, TruShield Insurance makes it affordable. For as little as $42 per month, TruShield offers a full range of coverage options […]

My Experience with Requests For Proposals

The e-mail pops into your inbox. It’s three weeks after you sweated through that Request for Proposal (RFP) response and you can see it’s from the requesting organization. You worked so hard on it, agonized over the fees to make sure you were very competitive, spent long hours making sure […]

What’s Happening in July 2018 at Small Business BC

This July, take your small business to summer school with the learning opportunities available at Small Business BC. June’s month of free education was a massive success thanks to the enthusiasm and support of BC’s small business community. And, to help continue growing your entrepreneurial skillset, we’re giving you 15% off […]

Government of British Columbia Introduces New Procurement Strategy

The Government of British Columbia is open for business. Each year, the province spends over $6 billion procuring a wide variety of goods and services for British Columbians and their communities; many of which come from small and medium enterprises. Procurement Transformed A new procurement strategy is being introduced to […]

4 Tips to Future-Proof Your Business

Change is coming for Canadian entrepreneurs and the best way to prepare is to future-proof your business. According to a recent study by BDC, six trends are set to impact on the way we do business in the coming years: The Aging Workforce – Canada’s annual working-age population growth […]

I Wasn’t Planning on Selling My Small Business – Are You?

I emigrated to Canada in 2001. After a few years of gaining Canadian work experience, I decided it was time to start my own company. I wanted something easy to manage that would keep my creative juices flowing. Fashion accessories were my best friends since my teenage years. I was […]