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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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Join us for this FREE e-course and understand your responsibilities as an employer and employee to prevent bullying from occurring. You’ll discover what workplace bullying can entail, alongside details on creating a bullying and harassment prevention program. Finally, we’ll cover how to create and manage a workplace that’s healthy and respectful for all.

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Join us for this FREE e-course and learn where and how to report an injury, illness or fatality in the workplace, the different benefits available to your employees, and best practices for handling recovery and reintegration in the workplace.

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Join us for this FREE e-course and discover the benefits of WorkSafeBC insurance for a business. You’ll learn about the various coverage options, costs, and requirements, alongside a guide on managing your WorkSafeBC account.

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ON-DEMAND E-LEARNING

This FREE e-course provides helpful, simple to understand information for employers and workers on how to avoid violent situations. Join us and learn how to recognize various forms of workplace violence, how to avoid violent situations, and how to prevent future incidents from occurring.

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ON-DEMAND E-LEARNING

Join us for this foundational accident prevention e-course and identify an employer’s responsibilities in creating a healthy and safe workplace. You’ll discover the benefits of establishing a safety program, key tips for preventing injuries, and how to effectively orient and train employees in accident prevention.

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Join us for this FREE e-course and learn what a musculoskeletal injury is, how to identify the symptoms, and how they can be prevented. Upon completion, you’ll be empowered to build a workplace where employees feel safe, healthy and supported.

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ON-DEMAND E-LEARNING

If you want to grow your business by exporting, then this course is for you. For startups and established businesses alike, guide your export journey and learn the Export Essentials today.

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No matter what industry you’re in, the business landscape has changed rapidly in the last two years. Get your business up to speed with this FREE, three-part webinar series and learn from Moneris experts about current business trends, how to build a winning online presence, and key solutions for […]

LENGTH Thursdays 1 Hour from 10:30-11:30am on Jun 23, Jul 28 and Aug 25 PRICE: Free
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In this free three-part webinar series, learn how to sell online successfully through Amazon. Topics covered include a step-by-step overview on getting started, how you can grow and scale your business, and top tips and considerations for launching your presence on Amazon. Scheduled on Thursdays between 1:00pm – 2:00pm PST, […]

LENGTH 1 Hour (Aug 4, Aug 18 and Sep 15 between 1-2pm) 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: $69.00
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Businesses that weathered the COVID-19 pandemic found themselves having to quickly pivot to service a new consumer reality. Customer spending habits have changed, with businesses now expected to seamlessly service e-commerce alongside their traditional in-store offerings. Unfortunately, this quick pivot has left many businesses vulnerable to fraud. As we continue […]

LENGTH 1 Hour PRICE: Free
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LIVE WEBINAR

September is Disability Employment Month in BC. It’s a time to celebrate and recognize inclusive employers and the important contribution people with disabilities make in the workplace. Join us to learn how small business owners like you can receive financial assistance towards creating an inclusive work environment for persons with […]

LENGTH 1 hour PRICE: Free
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Struggling with the complexities of a business plan? Business mapping helps to deconstruct the formal elements of a business plan, simplifying a lot of the information into bite-sized pieces. It covers the same aspects as a more traditional business plan, without going into as much granular detail. Join John […]

LENGTH 2.5 Hours PRICE: Free
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LIVE WEBINAR
Wed, September 7 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Social Media for Small Business

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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 Hours PRICE: Free
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When negotiating contracts, small details can make a big difference. Arrive prepared and learn about key strategic contract negotiation methods and contractual terms you will encounter.

LENGTH 1.5 Hours PRICE: Free
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Each year, thousands of job-ready newcomers arrive in BC eager to take the next step in their career. SmartMove was created to connect small businesses with these talented individuals and fill job vacancies while also increasing diversity in the workplace. Join us for this free webinar and learn how […]

LENGTH 1 hour PRICE: Free
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LIVE WEBINAR
Tue, September 13 10:00am to 12:00pm

Creating a Website for Your Business

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Thinking of creating a website for your business? WordPress websites make up almost 30% of the internet and it was recently named the world’s fastest growing Content Management System (CMS). Similar to Shopify, Wix and Squarespace, WordPress offers a free-to-install, flexible and simple interface to make the most of your […]

LENGTH 2 hours PRICE: Free
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LIVE WEBINAR

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 Hour PRICE: Free
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LIVE WEBINAR

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: Free
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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: Free
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As someone who may be familiar with the basics of how to sell on Amazon, it’s time to learn about ways to grow and scale your business. Growing as a seller involves expanding your selection, fulfilling orders, driving traffic to your products, and delivering a great customer experience. This webinar […]

LENGTH 1 Hour PRICE: Free
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