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Start Smart 1: Basics of Starting a Business

From Registration and Licenses to Business Structure

Course Description

Starting a business? It pays to have a plan. Whether you have a winning business idea, or you’re just fascinated with the idea of launching a business, this seminar delivers a beginner-friendly course on how to start your own business. As the first half of the Start Smart two-seminar package, this seminar will help you discover what’s involved in starting your own business.

Join a representative of Small Business BC, and Kimberly Grant, Synergy Business Lawyers for this informative seminar that will save you time and money.

What Will I Learn?

  • An overview of the basic requirements to start a business

  • Employment standards you need to be aware of

  • Resources available to start-ups

  • Methods to evaluate your business idea and its viability

  • The basics of a business plan

  • The differences between proprietorships, partnerships and incorporations

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Free Education Month

In partnership with WorkSafeBC, the entire month of live webinars and Talk to an Expert sessions are free in June! It’s first come first served, so do register early. We will be opening a waitlist once we’re sold out.

At Small Business BC, our number one priority will always be the health and safety of our clients, staff and service providers. As a result, we continue to deliver all our services online, or over the phone until further notice. View our resources for getting Back to Business, or connect directly with a business advisor through our COVID-19 Support Service.

Please note: all webinar participants will also receive access to a recording for seven days after the live session.

Due to extremely high demand we have reached capacity for this webinar. Please click register to be waitlisted, and you will receive a recording link to access the content.

Testimonials

Jayme was an excellent presenter, knowledgeable, clear, upbeat! Great overview and info on the various resources available, including templates and sample business plans and other resources. Seminar Attendee, Barb M.
Excellent seminar, delivered by a knowledgeable and skilled presenter. Great overview and explanation of the extensive resources available. I was left with the sense they really want small businesses to succeed! Seminar Attendee, Barb M.
All the topics were covered in a comprehensive, easy to understand way for those that are approaching the entrepreneurial journey. Handouts were amazing, especially the checklists! Seminar Attendee, Ornella S.
Session Date & Time
June 16 at 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM
  • Length: 3.5 Hours
  • Language: English
  • Subject: Business Planning, Start Ups

No other upcoming sessions are available. Please contact us if you are interested in other dates.

  • Price: Free
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