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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

Small Business BC is hosting Accessibility Month: It Matters, a month of free business education featuring ASL interpretation and closed captioning. Delivered in partnership with the BC Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction, Accessibility Month covers a variety of popular business topics, from business planning to marketing and payroll.

This webinar will take place via Zoom. Instructions to join our Zoom meeting will be sent to you two hours in advance. All webinar participants will also receive access to a recording for seven days after the live session.

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
September 15 at 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM
  • Length: 3.5 Hours
  • Language: English, American Sign Language (ASL) and Closed Captioning
  • Subject: Business Planning, Start Ups
This course is also offered on the following dates:
  • Price: Free
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