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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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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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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: $69.00
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Tue, January 11 9:00am to 4:00pm

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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: $119.00
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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: $69.00
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As agile small businesses, we are constantly learning new ways to adapt to an ever-changing world. Some of these include emerging digital marketing and lead generation trends to help us reach more customers. Join our Digital Marketing Expert, Ted Lau as he shares valuable DIY tips for digital marketing in […]

LENGTH 1.5 Hours PRICE: $49.00
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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: $39.00
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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
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Seven Steps to Business Exit Planning

LENGTH 1 Hour PRICE: $49.00
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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. Now may be the best time for […]

LENGTH 3 Hours PRICE: $39.00
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Trade shows are crucial to expanding your sales outside B.C.’s borders, but the culture, etiquette and expectations of doing business in each country are different. exportPreparation is key for making the most of your trip. Join us for this FREE interactive webinar and learn everything you need to know about […]

LENGTH 1.5 Hours PRICE: Free
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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: $29.00
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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: $59.00
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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.

LENGTH 6 Hours PRICE: $119.00
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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: $59.00
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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: $49.00
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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: $29.00
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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: $29.00
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Many small businesses don’t have the insurance coverage they need, and it’s estimated that 25 percent of BC businesses are underinsured or have no insurance at all. Have you ever wondered about business insurance – what it is, when you should buy it and why you need it to keep […]

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 1.5 Hours PRICE: Free
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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: $39.00
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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: $49.00
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