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Small Business BC provides practical business seminars and online education to develop your business skills and strategy to run a successful business. Whether you need help starting your business, hiring employees, managing operations, or anything else, Small Business BC has a business education seminar for you.

To see all available Education at Small Business BC from June - September 2020, download the catalogue.

For the time being, due to COVID-19, all our education is now available remotely. We are hosting a series of specialized back to business webinars to tackle the challenges faced by COVID-19. These webinars are geared at equipping businesses in our province with the skills and knowledge they need to survive the new realities of our COVID economy.

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How to Do Business with the Federal Government

Thursday, August 6 10:30am to 12:00pm

How to Do Business with the Federal Government

Interested in how to do business with the Government of Canada? Join us for this FREE seminar and learn how to get started.

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Thursday, August 6 10:30am to 12:00pm Free
1.5 Hours
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Writing a Business Plan

Friday, August 7 9:00am to 12:00pm

Writing a Business Plan

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.

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Friday, August 7 9:00am to 12:00pm $59
3 Hours
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Blogging to Promote Your Business

Monday, August 10 9:00am to 12:00pm

Blogging to Promote Your Business

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.

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Monday, August 10 9:00am to 12:00pm $49
3 Hours
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Creating a Website for Your Business

Monday, August 10 1:00pm to 3:30pm

Creating a Website for Your Business

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.

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Monday, August 10 1:00pm to 3:30pm $59
2 Hours
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Social Media for Small Business

Tuesday, August 11 1:00pm to 4:30pm

Social Media for Small Business

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.

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Tuesday, August 11 1:00pm to 4:30pm $39
3.5 Hours
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Retail Ready: How to Get Your Product Into Stores

Wednesday, August 12 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Retail Ready: How to Get Your Product Into Stores

Want to get your product into retail? Join us and learn about product design and how to tell your brand’s story in a way that resonates with retailers and consumers.

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Wednesday, August 12 1:00pm to 4:00pm $39
3 Hours
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Finding and Bidding on Opportunities with the Government of Canada

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.

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Thursday, August 13 1:00pm to 3:00pm Free
1.5 Hours
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Negotiating Contracts: Get the Right Deal

Tuesday, August 18 10:30am to 12:00pm

Negotiating Contracts: Get the Right Deal

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.

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Tuesday, August 18 10:30am to 12:00pm $49
1.5 Hours
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Start Smart 1: Basics of Starting a Business

Wednesday, August 19 9:00am to 12:30pm

Start Smart 1: Basics of Starting a Business

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.

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Wednesday, August 19 9:00am to 12:30pm $29
3 Hours
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Starting a Business: Start Smart Package

Wednesday, August 19 9:00am to 4:00pm

Starting a Business: Start Smart Package

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.

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Wednesday, August 19 9:00am to 4:00pm $49
6 Hours
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Start Smart 2: Key Considerations of Starting a Business

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.

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Wednesday, August 19 1:30pm to 4:00pm $29
3 Hours
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Creating Your Business Pitch

Thursday, August 20 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Creating Your Business Pitch

A great business pitch is crucial for selling your brand. It needs to convince investors, customers or partners about the validity of your business. Join us for this informative seminar and craft your start-up pitch to success.

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Thursday, August 20 1:00pm to 3:00pm $39
2 Hours
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Creating Professional Video Content Using Your Phone

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 of physical distancing, now is the perfect time for business owners to become comfortable with producing their own video content. All that’s needed is a smartphone and a good idea.…

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Wednesday, August 26 1:00pm to 3:00pm $49
1 hr
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COVID Safety and Energy Efficiency for Your Small Business

During COVID-19, business owners have been looking at different ways to cut costs and become more efficient. What if it was possible to achieve this goal while helping to reduce transmission of COVID-19 at the same time? Delivered by Sam Thomas, Principal and Kootenay Branch Manager of Prism Engineering, and Tiago Pereira, Energy Solutions Manager at FortisBC, attendees will learn practical steps for making the workplace safer, while also saving money in our “new normal.” We’ll also be…

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Wednesday, September 2 10:00am to 11:00am Free
1 Hour
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Pricing Strategies: Pricing and Costing Your Product

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.

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Tuesday, September 8 9:00am to 12:00pm $69
3 Hours
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Business Planning for Developing Businesses

Tuesday, September 8 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Business Planning for Developing Businesses

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.

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Tuesday, September 8 1:00pm to 4:00pm $69
3 Hours
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TaxSense for Small Business

Wednesday, September 9 9:00am to 12:00pm

TaxSense for Small Business

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.

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Wednesday, September 9 9:00am to 12:00pm $69
3 Hours
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Marketing for Small Business

Thursday, September 10 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Marketing for Small Business

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.

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Thursday, September 10 1:00pm to 4:00pm $59
3 Hours
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How to Do Business with the Federal Government

Monday, September 14 1:00pm to 2:30pm

How to Do Business with the Federal Government

Interested in how to do business with the Government of Canada? Join us for this FREE seminar and learn how to get started.

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Monday, September 14 1:00pm to 2:30pm Free
1.5 Hours
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TaxSense for Incorporating Your Business

Tuesday, September 15 9:00am to 12:00pm

TaxSense for Incorporating Your Business

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.

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Tuesday, September 15 9:00am to 12:00pm $59
3 Hours
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Small Business Incorporation Package

Tuesday, September 15 9:00am to 4:00pm

Small Business Incorporation Package

Incorporating can unlock a range of benefits for you and your business. Our Small Business Incorporation Package is all-day tax and legal information series that instructs on how to do business as a corporation in BC.

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Tuesday, September 15 9:00am to 4:00pm $99
6 Hours
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Steps to Incorporate Your Business

Tuesday, September 15 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Steps to Incorporate Your Business

Incorporating can unlock a range of benefits for you and your business. Join us and learn how to become an incorporated business.

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Tuesday, September 15 1:00pm to 4:00pm $59
3 Hours
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Start Smart 1: Basics of Starting a Business

Wednesday, September 16 9:00am to 12:30pm

Start Smart 1: Basics of Starting a Business

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.

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Wednesday, September 16 9:00am to 12:30pm $29
3 Hours
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Starting a Business: Start Smart Package

Wednesday, September 16 9:00am to 4:00pm

Starting a Business: Start Smart Package

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.

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Wednesday, September 16 9:00am to 4:00pm $49
6 Hours
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Start Smart 2: Key Considerations of Starting a Business

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.

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Wednesday, September 16 1:30pm to 4:00pm $29
3 Hours
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Finding and Bidding on Opportunities with the Government of Canada

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.

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Thursday, September 17 1:00pm to 3:00pm Free
2 Hours
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Importing Regulations in Canada

Friday, September 18 9:00am to 12:00pm

Importing Regulations in Canada

Importing is proven to be one of the best ways to reduce costs and increase profits. Not sure where to begin? Get started on importing commercial goods into Canada with this interactive seminar.

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Friday, September 18 9:00am to 12:00pm $49
3.75 Hours
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Creating a Website for Your Business

Monday, September 21 1:00pm to 3:30pm

Creating a Website for Your Business

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.

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Monday, September 21 1:00pm to 3:30pm $59
2 Hours
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Get Started with Email Marketing

Tuesday, September 29 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Get Started with Email Marketing

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.

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Tuesday, September 29 1:00pm to 4:00pm $39
3 Hours
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Business Networking Skills for Success

Tuesday, October 6 10:00am to 12:00pm

Business Networking Skills for Success

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!

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Tuesday, October 6 10:00am to 12:00pm $39
2 Hours
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Sales Strategies for Small Business

Tuesday, October 6 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Sales Strategies for Small Business

No matter what your product or service is, if you’re in business, you’re in sales! Join Cathy Kuzel and learn sales strategies for small business in this fascinating seminar.

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Tuesday, October 6 1:00pm to 4:00pm $59
3 Hours
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Supplying Professional Services to the Government of Canada

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

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Thursday, October 8 10:30am to 12:00pm Free
1.5 Hours
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Doing Business with the Government of Canada: Half Day Condensed

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.

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Thursday, October 15 1:00pm to 4:00pm Free
3 Hours
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Government Funding for International Growth

Friday, October 23 10:30am to 12:00pm

Government Funding for International Growth

If you are looking to expand your sales outside of Canada, there are government programs available to help. This seminar will explore programs that split the cost of attending virtual trade events, establishing new research and development collaborations with foreign partners, and conducting market research to find new international customers for your products or services.

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Friday, October 23 10:30am to 12:00pm Free
1.5 Hours
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Early Stage Financing for Small Business

Friday, October 23 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Early Stage Financing for Small Business

Starting a business or recently started one? Find out the early stage financing options for small business by attending this practical seminar.

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Friday, October 23 1:00pm to 2:30pm Free
1.5 Hours
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How to Do Business with the Federal Government

Thursday, November 5 10:30am to 12:00pm

How to Do Business with the Federal Government

Interested in how to do business with the Government of Canada? Join us for this FREE seminar and learn how to get started.

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Thursday, November 5 10:30am to 12:00pm Free
1.5 Hours
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Finding and Bidding on Opportunities with the Government of Canada

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.

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Thursday, November 12 1:00pm to 3:00pm Free
1.5 Hours
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Early Stage Financing for Small Business

Friday, November 27 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Early Stage Financing for Small Business

Starting a business or recently started one? Find out the early stage financing options for small business by attending this practical seminar.

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Friday, November 27 1:00pm to 2:30pm Free
1.5 Hours
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Doing Business with the Government of Canada: Half Day Condensed

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.

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Thursday, December 10 1:00pm to 4:00pm Free
3 Hours
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Supplying Professional Services to the Government of Canada

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

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Thursday, January 14 10:30am to 12:00pm Free
1.5 Hours
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Doing Business with the Government of Canada: Half Day Condensed

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.

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Thursday, January 21 1:00pm to 4:00pm Free
3 Hours
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How to Do Business with the Federal Government

Thursday, February 11 10:30am to 12:00pm

How to Do Business with the Federal Government

Interested in how to do business with the Government of Canada? Join us for this FREE seminar and learn how to get started.

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Thursday, February 11 10:30am to 12:00pm Free
1.5 Hours
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Finding and Bidding on Opportunities with the Government of Canada

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.

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Thursday, February 18 1:00pm to 3:00pm Free
1.5 Hours
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Doing Business with the Government of Canada: Half Day Condensed

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.

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Thursday, March 18 1:00pm to 4:00pm Free
3 Hours
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