Niki started her career in Sidney B.C. on the frontline as a teller where her passion for delivering exceptional Scotiabank customer experiences began. Niki has spent the last 24 years in the various roles throughout retail and small business including Advisor positions, Home Financing Advisor, Branch Manager roles at Broadway & Burrard, Whistler, Squamish & Fort St John, District Banking Manager, Small Business Development Manager and now Director of Bank at work where she brings financial Wellness to the workplace.
Oyen Wiggs Green & Mutala LLP is Western Canada's largest independent intellectual property law firm. We practice intellectual property law exclusively and deal with the full range of legal matters in this field, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, industrial designs, trade secrets, computer and Internet law, technology transfer and licensing, and related litigation.
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 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.
Before joining Road Safety At Work, Rick Walters did a variety of things from running a trucking business to being a forestry engineer to working as the Director of Transportation Safety for a BC health and safety association. Rick enjoys working with people and organizations, helping them find practical solutions to their road safety challenges, and supporting them to make changes that prevent work-related crashes.
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 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.
Sat Combow has been a Canadian Registered Safety Professional for 25 years, working in various industries before coming to WorkSafeBC. In the 15 years at WorkSafeBC, Sat has been a Safety Officer, a Supervisor, and most recently a Manager in Prevention Field Services. Sat manages 17 prevention officers, covering Burnaby, New Westminster, and a small section of Vancouver.
One of his roles at WorkSafeBC is that of Manager of Interest for the newly formed Small Business initiative. This initiative engages small to micro businesses, and assists them in enhancing or creating systems to ensure health and safety in the workplace.
Simon Canning, Principal of Canning Consulting, has more than 25 years operational line experience with high-profile, global organizations and extensive international experience consulting to the telecommunications, travel, automotive and business sectors.
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.
Stefan has worked in the world of professional video production since 2010. While he was born and raised in the Netherlands, he currently resides in Vancouver, BC where he helps business owners to tell their story through the power of video.
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.
Sukhmani Dev (Sukh) is the head of Digital Payments & Cybersecurity Solutions for Mastercard Canada leading commercialization of Mastercard’s ecommerce payment & cybersecurity solutions. Sukh acts as a key strategic advisor to business executives and IT stakeholders. With extensive experience in technology strategy, digital product development & delivery, Sukh's passions include building scalable B2B2C products. Prior to joining Mastercard, Sukh was at ICF Next where she was responsible for Enterprise Architecture & Cloud Consulting. Sukh graduated from the University of Waterloo with a Master of Engineering in Computer Networks & Security, and has a certificate in Strategic Management from Harvard University.
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!
The Presidents Group is a network of 25 change-driven BC business leaders employing nearly 60,000 British Columbians. Their vision is to make BC the province in Canada with the best employment for people with disabilities. Through their professional trainings, online resource hub and Community of Accessible Employers, they are champions for more accessible, inclusive workplaces.
Travis F. Smith is the owner of Hop Studios, a Vancouver-based Web design and development company building sites since 2004. Smith was one of the creators of the Los Angeles Times website, and was the editor of Variety.com. His firm recently launched YVRLocal.Delivery, a free site that lists local businesses that are switching business models in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Trish is the Senior Accessibility Consultant at the Presidents Group, a leadership table for business owners and CEOs committed to employing people with disabilities. Before joining the Presidents Group, she spent two decades helping SMEs operationalize their values and improve their community impact.
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.