Gary has been a part of Small Business BC for over twenty years. Currently, as a Business Advisor, he advises clients on all aspects of business start-up including registration, licencing, sales tax registration, workers compensation coverage, business insurance and industry specific regulatory requirements. Gary has first-hand knowledge of what it takes to successfully start, run and sell a business, having operated his own coffee shop business, in Kitsilano, over a span of 6 years. Given this experience, he is able to provide clients with very practical insights during one-on-one consultations. In particular, he is able to advise on financial and operational aspects of clients business strategies that they often overlook.
Gary regularly participates in outreach activities on behalf of Small Business BC including representing the organization at tradeshows and partner organization events. He also regularly provides presentations and tours of Small Business BC and small business resources during in-reach activities. He is the main point of contact for many international business schools in Vancouver, whom Gary often provides small group presentations for at Small Business BC.