Public Services and Procurement Canada

Public Services and Procurement Canada was created in 2005 within Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) to advocate on behalf of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in federal procurement

Puneet Jain

Puneet Jain has been working with small- and medium-sized organizations since 2010. He works at Vancity because he wants to build a better future through creating healthy organizations that contribute to a sustainable economy.

Puneet draws on extensive experience in banking and financial planning to find the best solution for each client. He's eager to discuss how he can leverage experience in all areas of the financial services industry -- retail lending, investments, compliance, financial planning and business services -- to help your organization.

Puneet is able to help new immigrants establish businesses in Canada with my bilingualism in English, Punjabi, and Hindi.

At Vancity, he is part of the Community Investment team as the microfinance program manager.  In this role, he  provides high quality and hands-on advice and support for micro-entrepreneurs, with a focus on micro-business that have high social, environmental and community impact.

Roni M. Jones

Roni M. Jones is a lawyer with Oyen Wiggs Green & Mutala LLP, a boutique firm practicing in the area of intellectual property law.  Roni’s practice includes advising clients on all aspects of intellectual property law, with a particular emphasis on patent prosecution in the fields of mechanical, industrial and electrical technologies.

Sasha Brown

Sasha obtained her M.Sc. in Audiology from UBC in 2000, and has worked as an audiologist at WorkSafeBC, specializing in noise and hearing loss prevention since then.

She is now the Occupational Audiologist in the Risk Analysis Unit where she strives to reduce or prevent noise-related health and safety effects. She also teaches future audiologists at UBC and sits on numerous noise and hearing-related technical committees with the Canadian Standards Association.

Simon Rai

Simon is a Digital Marketing Educator with Small Business BC, where he helps entrepreneurs grow their businesses using the latest technology and marketing strategies available. Simon has a diverse range of experience working with businesses of all sizes, from startups to publicly traded companies. Simon enjoys this role as it allows him to merge several of his passions, including creative, technology, and education. Simon holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Simon Fraser University as well as a Web Development Certificate from Lighthouse Labs. Simon believes that applying what you learn is the best way to grow, which is the philosophy behind his hands-on Small Business BC Seminar - Creating Your First Business Website.

Simon is passionate about the power of the internet to empower small business, and has founded several online communities and businesses with the mission of increasing knowledge and opportunities for local communities. Simon is currently a Founder & Brand Strategist at Raize Digital, a web design studio in Vancouver, BC.

Stephanie A. Melnychuk

Stephanie A. Melnychuk is a lawyer with Oyen Wiggs Green & Mutala LLP, a boutique firm practicing in the area of intellectual property law.  Stephanie assists clients with all aspects of identifying, protecting, and benefiting from their intellectual property, with a particular emphasis on prosecuting patent applications in the chemical, clean technologies, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device fields.

The Ministry of Finance Outreach Program

The Ministry of Finance Outreach Program gives taxpayers, businesses, associations and tax professionals the information and support they need to understand the Provincial Sales Tax (PST) and how it relates to their operations.

 

The Outreach Program provides tax education and information to businesses and industry across B.C. by hosting webinars, presenting tax education at association seminars, attending trade shows and conferences and working with partners like Small Business BC (SBBC) to reach as many businesses as possible. Our goal is to help you better understand the PST so that you can focus on building and managing your business. If you have any questions about PST or would like us to join you at your event, please contact us for more information. We look forward to helping you!

Vanessa Pintea

Vanessa is a Digital Marketing Consultant with experience consulting for start-ups and SMB’s across North America, Europe and Australia. Vanessa is an experienced and analytically-minded consultant and the digital strategies she develops and executes, deliver her clients a competitive return on their investment. Over her career Vanessa has consulted in a wide range of industries including Retail, Tourism, and Technology but these days spends most of her time consulting for Medical Service Providers across the United States. Outside of the office, Vanessa enjoys long-distance running, hiking and volunteering for charities that help people both locally and globally.

To read more about Vanessa’s experience and clientele please visit her website: www.pintayaconsulting.com.

Warren Thompson

Warren has 10 years of experience working as a client-side marketer. In his last role, as Director of Marketing & Events at Kintec: Footwear + Orthotics, he built a cross-functional marketing team of seven while achieving a 137% increase in YOY e-commerce revenue growth in 2017. When he’s not working with Ollo Metrics clients he teaches digital marketing classes at BrainStation in Vancouver, BC.

WorkSafeBC

WorkSafeBC is dedicated to promoting workplace health and safety for the workers and employers of this province. We consult with and educate employers and workers and monitor compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation.