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BUSINESS EDUCATION

Small Business BC provides practical business education tailored for small businesses right here in BC. Whether you need help starting your business, hiring employees, managing operations, or anything else, Small Business BC is here to help.

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Live webinars are real-time engaging presentations with live video and chat. Have a scheduling conflict? A recording will also be available for you to stream over the next seven days so you won’t miss a thing.

Self-directed e-courses are available anytime, anywhere. Each on-demand e-course will cover bite-sized topics and help you learn through multimedia features such as readings, handouts, videos and quizzes. With course access for one full year, you can review to the course material multiple times as you progress through your entrepreneurial journey.

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LIVE WEBINAR

In this free three-part webinar series, learn from Moneris representatives and gain a stronger understanding of digital trends and strategies in the “new normal”. Topics covered include understanding spending trends and the shop local movement, adapting to a cashless society and how you can optimize digital transactions for profitability, and […]

LENGTH Series includes 3 webinars on Jun 3, Jun 17 and Jul 15 from 10:30am - 11:30am PST PRICE: Free
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Part art, part science, pricing your product or service correctly can make or break your business. This informative seminar will question your assumptions about pricing strategies, costing and how they effect your overall strategy.

LENGTH 3 Hours PRICE: Free
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LIVE WEBINAR

Ready to grow your business and transition to the next stage? This Business Strategy seminar will help you build the right strategy to ensure sustained success.

LENGTH 3 Hours PRICE: Free
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LIVE WEBINAR
Wed, June 23 10:30am to 12:00pm

How Much is Your Business Worth?

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As small business owners approach retirement, or adjust to the realities of COVID-19, many are contemplating selling their businesses. As Warren Buffet once said, “Price is what you pay: Value is what you get.” In this seminar you’ll learn how businesses are valued, how buyers think, and practical tips for […]

LENGTH 1.5 Hours PRICE: Free
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LIVE WEBINAR

Reach your target audience via their email inbox and unlock the secrets of email marketing with this fascinating seminar hosted by Mhairi Petrovic, Out-Smarts Marketing.

LENGTH 3 Hours PRICE: Free
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Whether you’re starting or growing your business, productivity and success are fundamentally tied to your team’s wellbeing and comfort. Do you understand the workplace from the perspective of your workers? How do you design health and safety into your workplace so your staff have the best chance at success? This […]

LENGTH 1.5 Hours PRICE: Free
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Market Research takes the guesswork out of making business decisions. Find out where you can find the data you need to succeed in this interactive and fun seminar.

LENGTH 3 Hours PRICE: Free
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LIVE WEBINAR
Mon, June 28 1:00pm to 2:30pm

The New Art of Selling

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2020 was a year of change. Human interactions have rapidly shifted to socially distant, online environments and many businesses have had to pivot the new COVID economy. One of the biggest changes companies have had to adjust to is how to achieve sales in this quickly changing world. Join us […]

LENGTH 1.5 hours PRICE: Free
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LIVE WEBINAR

In these challenging times, it is more important than ever for small business owners to learn cost-effective ways to increase their sales leads and reach new customers. Thankfully, Digital Marketing has levelled the playing field for small businesses online. With the right tactics, businesses of all sizes can compete effectively […]

LENGTH 1.5 Hours PRICE: Free
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LIVE WEBINAR

Somewhere along the path of launching and running your business is a stage where you take a step back to set a coherent, clear, and consistent path to bring into alignment what you think, how you lead, and how your team works. Learn how to develop an effective team perfectly […]

LENGTH 1.5 hours PRICE: Free
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In our rapidly changing world, lifelong learning has become essential in the workplace and in business. Whether you’re leading training for employees or hosting workshops for adult learners, a successful learning experience will engage the participants and increase retention. Whatever your reason is to design an effective learning experience, and […]

LENGTH 1 hour PRICE: Free
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Interested in doing business with the Government of Canada? Join us for this FREE half-day seminar and learn about the various aspects of doing business with the federal government.

LENGTH 2 Hours PRICE: Free
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Primary market research empowers you to collect important data straight from the source. Learn how your small business can leverage these numbers by attending Market Research 2, our fascinating, hands-on seminar.

LENGTH 3 Hours PRICE: $69
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When closing up shop for the day you’d typically activate your alarm and lock your doors to keep your business safe. Now, as many businesses have transitioned to the 24/7 world of e-commerce, keeping your business safe means protecting yourself in a whole new way. Does your business have the […]

LENGTH 1 Hour PRICE: Free
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Since the pandemic, many small businesses have moved to remote working, empowering employees to work from home where possible. Unfortunately, this has created an environment where data breaches and unintended privacy leaks have become all too common. Join Marilyn Sing for this informative and fast-paced webinar and learn the key […]

LENGTH 1.5 hr PRICE: $39
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Reading a financial statement can sometimes feel like reading a foreign language. This seminar cuts through the jargon, teaching you how to decipher financials like balance sheets, income statements and much more.

LENGTH 3 Hours PRICE: $69
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Having difficulty understanding vital financial statements? Once you understand your financials you can use them to unlock the potential of your small business. Join us for our Business Finance seminar Package and learn how to analyse your financial statements.

LENGTH 6 Hours PRICE: $119
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Once you understand your financial statements, you can use them to unlock the potential of your small business through financial analysis. Join us for this informative seminar and learn how to analyse your financial statements

LENGTH 3 Hours PRICE: $69
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Starting a business is one of the most exciting decisions a person can make in their life. Equip yourself with the knowledge and skills you need to get it off the ground with Start Smart 1: Basics of Starting a Business.

LENGTH 3.5 Hours PRICE: $29
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Starting a Business: Start Smart Package offers a step-by-step guide to starting your business right. This package includes two seminars presented by several industry experts.

LENGTH 6 Hours PRICE: $49
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Starting a business is tricky enough without adding unnecessary risks. Our Start Smart 2 seminar focuses on how entrepreneurs can protect their business, their employees and themselves during the start-up phase and beyond.

LENGTH 2.5 Hours PRICE: $29
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Cultural Protocols, Empathy & Safety offers a facilitated decolonial dialogue to support you or your organization to work through Nahanee Creative’s mini-courses and writing prompts together. In this two-hour workshop, you will create a Cultural Safety Plan of your own. While the teachings & critical Indigenous theory shared by […]

LENGTH 2 Hours PRICE: Free
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A carefully planned business is a resilient business. Plot the first year of your financials with our Financial Planning for Small Business seminar to save time and money.

LENGTH 2 Hours PRICE: $59
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What to Consider as We Reopen the Economy

LENGTH 1.5 Hours PRICE: $10
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As consumers increasingly shift towards online shopping, e-commerce is becoming a bigger and bigger consideration for businesses. Do you want to sell your products online but lack the technical know-how and strategy? Perhaps you already have an online store but want to tap into Amazon’s vast audience as another revenue […]

LENGTH 1 Hour PRICE: Free
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Interested in finding out about the Government of Canada’s tendering process? This FREE seminar will equip you with the knowledge you need to bid on government contracts.

LENGTH 1 Hour PRICE: Free
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Performance management helps employees realize their full potential and employers align individual performance to organizational goals. Implementing effective performance management is something all business owners should invest time in, but it can be a challenging process. Join us for this informative webinar session and understand how to streamline the process […]

LENGTH 45 Minutes PRICE: Free
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Running a business will always be a challenge but having a solid foundation in place can lessen the load. Our Operations Management for Small Business Seminar will teach you how to merge all the essential elements of operating a small business.

LENGTH 0.5 Hours PRICE: $39
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Business Mapping offers a more accessible alternative to the traditional business plan process that will leave you with a strategic plan to direct your business. This introductory seminar will empower you to create a fleshed-out business map.

LENGTH 2.5 Hours PRICE: $59
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LIVE WEBINAR

Interested in doing business with the Government of Canada? Join us for this FREE half-day seminar and learn about the various aspects of doing business with the federal government.

LENGTH 2 Hours PRICE: Free
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Starting a business is one of the most exciting decisions a person can make in their life. Equip yourself with the knowledge and skills you need to get it off the ground with Start Smart 1: Basics of Starting a Business.

LENGTH 3.5 Hours PRICE: $29
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Starting a business is tricky enough without adding unnecessary risks. Our Start Smart 2 seminar focuses on how entrepreneurs can protect their business, their employees and themselves during the start-up phase and beyond.

LENGTH 2.5 Hours PRICE: $29
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Wondering how to make a website? Thanks to platforms like WordPress, Shopify and Squarespace, it’s not as difficult as you think. Our Creating a Website for Your Business seminar will guide you through the basics.

LENGTH 2.5 Hours PRICE: $59
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Want to increase your business’ social media presence but don’t know where to start? Join Mhairi Petrovic, Out-Smarts Marketing as she teaches you how to use social media for small business.

LENGTH 3.5 Hours PRICE: $39
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Interested in finding out about the Government of Canada’s tendering process? This FREE seminar will equip you with the knowledge you need to bid on government contracts.

LENGTH 1.5 Hours PRICE: Free
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Wed, September 1 9:00am to 12:00pm

Writing a Business Plan

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Writing a business plan massively increases your chances of start-up success. In this seminar, Laura Aveledo teaches you how to write a cohesive and compelling business plan.

LENGTH 3 Hours PRICE: $59
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LIVE WEBINAR

Interested in doing business with the Government of Canada? Join us for this FREE half-day seminar and learn about the various aspects of doing business with the federal government.

LENGTH 2 Hours PRICE: Free
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Against a backdrop of serious financial challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, many businesses are facing a difficult decision on their financial futures. Learn about your different options to help your business ride out this storm until economic conditions improve.

LENGTH 1.5 Hours PRICE: $29
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COVID-19 has spurred many changes affecting retail in BC, from disruptions to the supply chain to online shopping becoming more prevalent. At the same time though, initiatives like Shop Local and the transition of brick and mortar businesses to e-commerce are taking place.nnNow may be the best time for you […]

LENGTH 3 Hours PRICE: $39
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Starting a business is one of the most exciting decisions a person can make in their life. Equip yourself with the knowledge and skills you need to get it off the ground with Start Smart 1: Basics of Starting a Business.

LENGTH 3.5 Hours PRICE: $29
Register

Starting a business is tricky enough without adding unnecessary risks. Our Start Smart 2 seminar focuses on how entrepreneurs can protect their business, their employees and themselves during the start-up phase and beyond.

LENGTH 2.5 Hours PRICE: $29
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Trademarks, copyright and patents are the main way entrepreneurs can protect their intellectual property. Join us for this informative seminar and learn how to protect your business.

LENGTH 3 Hours PRICE: $39
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Marketing builds awareness, increases sales and engages your customers. Our fast-paced and interactive Marketing for Small Business seminar teaches you the essential marketing concepts.

LENGTH 3 Hours PRICE: $59
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Reach your target audience via their email inbox and unlock the secrets of email marketing with this fascinating seminar hosted by Mhairi Petrovic, Out-Smarts Marketing.

LENGTH 3 Hours PRICE: $39
Register

As small business owners approach retirement, or adjust to the realities of COVID-19, many are contemplating selling their businesses. As Warren Buffet once said, “Price is what you pay: Value is what you get.” In this seminar you’ll learn how businesses are valued, how buyers think, and practical tips for […]

LENGTH 1.5 Hours PRICE: $49
Register

Interested in finding out about the Government of Canada’s tendering process? This FREE seminar will equip you with the knowledge you need to bid on government contracts.

LENGTH 1.5 Hours PRICE: Free
Register

Are you sitting on the next big business idea? Our Business Viability 1 seminar will help you determine the start-up viability of your concept.

LENGTH 3 Hours PRICE: $69
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It takes money to make money, and cash flow is arguably the most crucial part of your financial plan. Stay on top of one of business’ greatest challenges with this informative seminar.

LENGTH 3 Hours PRICE: $69
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This search engine and analytics seminar will guide you through tools such as Google Search Console, Audience Insights and Demographics Reports from Google Analytics. You’ll discover your “rock star” products that drive new business, and research your competitors’ marketing strategy as you attract more customers online to grow your business.

LENGTH 2 Hours PRICE: $49
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Thinking about incorporating? As your business matures, the realities of your legal and tax situations will change. Incorporation for Small Business will teach you how a registered corporation can help lower risk and optimize tax benefits.

LENGTH 3 Hours PRICE: $59
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Incorporating can unlock a range of benefits for you and your business. Join us and learn how to become an incorporated business.

LENGTH 3 Hours PRICE: $59
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LIVE WEBINAR

Interested in doing business with the Government of Canada? Join us for this FREE half-day seminar and learn about the various aspects of doing business with the federal government.

LENGTH 2 Hours PRICE: Free
Register

Starting a business is one of the most exciting decisions a person can make in their life. Equip yourself with the knowledge and skills you need to get it off the ground with Start Smart 1: Basics of Starting a Business.

LENGTH 3.5 Hours PRICE: $29
Register

Starting a business is tricky enough without adding unnecessary risks. Our Start Smart 2 seminar focuses on how entrepreneurs can protect their business, their employees and themselves during the start-up phase and beyond.

LENGTH 2.5 Hours PRICE: $29
Register

Interested in finding out about the Government of Canada’s tendering process? This FREE seminar will equip you with the knowledge you need to bid on government contracts.

LENGTH 1 Hour PRICE: Free
Register

The business structure you choose will have important small business tax considerations. In this seminar, you’ll learn the tax benefits of each business structure.

LENGTH 3 Hours PRICE: $69
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If marketing has taught us anything in recent years it’s that customers love video content. Many business owners think it’s expensive and time-consuming to create this content but this is no longer the case. Thanks to the humble smartphone, professional-looking videos can be made quickly and easily. In the era […]

LENGTH 2 Hours PRICE: $49
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In these challenging times, it is more important than ever for small business owners to learn cost-effective ways to increase their sales leads and reach new customers. Thankfully, Digital Marketing has levelled the playing field for small businesses online. With the right tactics, businesses of all sizes can compete effectively […]

LENGTH 1.5 Hours PRICE: $49
Register

Market Research takes the guesswork out of making business decisions. Find out where you can find the data you need to succeed in this interactive and fun seminar.

LENGTH 3 Hours PRICE: $69
Register

Blogging offers a cheap and effective way to drive traffic to your website. Join us for this interactive seminar and learn the secrets behind successful blogging.

LENGTH 3 Hours PRICE: $49
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In this webinar, you’ll learn how to create stronger relationships, the right ways to interact, and the keys to networking in online settings. While we may have to remain physically distant, there are still lots of ways to stay socially connected!

LENGTH 2 Hours PRICE: $39
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Primary market research empowers you to collect important data straight from the source. Learn how your small business can leverage these numbers by attending Market Research 2, our fascinating, hands-on seminar.

LENGTH 3 Hours PRICE: $69
Register

Are you interested in providing professional services to the Government of Canada? Join us for this seminar and find out how.

LENGTH 1.5 Hours PRICE: Free
Register
LIVE WEBINAR

Interested in doing business with the Government of Canada? Join us for this FREE half-day seminar and learn about the various aspects of doing business with the federal government.

LENGTH 2 Hours PRICE: Free
Register

Interested in finding out about the Government of Canada’s tendering process? This FREE seminar will equip you with the knowledge you need to bid on government contracts.

LENGTH 1.5 Hours PRICE: Free
Register

Interested in finding out about the Government of Canada’s tendering process? This FREE seminar will equip you with the knowledge you need to bid on government contracts.

LENGTH 1 Hour PRICE: Free
Register

Are you interested in providing professional services to the Government of Canada? Join us for this seminar and find out how.

LENGTH 1.5 Hours PRICE: Free
Register

Interested in doing business with the Government of Canada? Join us for this FREE half-day seminar and learn about the various aspects of doing business with the federal government.

LENGTH 2 Hours PRICE: Free
Register

Interested in finding out about the Government of Canada’s tendering process? This FREE seminar will equip you with the knowledge you need to bid on government contracts.

LENGTH 1 Hour PRICE: Free
Register

Interested in finding out about the Government of Canada’s tendering process? This FREE seminar will equip you with the knowledge you need to bid on government contracts.

LENGTH 1.5 Hours PRICE: Free
Register

Interested in doing business with the Government of Canada? Join us for this FREE half-day seminar and learn about the various aspects of doing business with the federal government.

LENGTH 2 Hours PRICE: Free
Register

Interested in finding out about the Government of Canada’s tendering process? This FREE seminar will equip you with the knowledge you need to bid on government contracts.

LENGTH 1.5 Hours PRICE: Free
Register
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