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Start Smart: Basics of Starting a Business – Package

Your Guide to Starting a Business


Ready to turn your great idea into a business? Our Start Smart Package delivers the basics you need to get started on the road to success. This two-part series covers basics like business structures, how to register a business, employee standards, and how to ensure your start-up is tax compliant.

This package includes two live sessions and access to our Steps to Starting a Business in BC e-course.

Session 1 – December 4th 10:00am to 12:30pm – Hybrid *
Session 2 – December 11th 12:00pm to 1:45pm – Virtual only

*Registrants have the choice to join online or in-person at SBBC’s Vancouver office.

What Will I Learn?

  • Resources needed during the start-up phase

  • Understanding the business registration process

  • Basic requirements of starting a business

  • Basics of WorkSafeBC and your responsibilities as an employer

  • Tax compliance and how to handle BC provincial sales tax (PST)

This session is delivered online via Zoom and in-person at our Vancouver location (see Google Maps). A few tips to note:

  • Registration closes 2 hours before the session start time.
  • For virtual registrants, you will receive the Zoom link for the webinar twice: 24 hours before the start time and 1 hour before. For support with Zoom setup, click here.
  • For in-person registrants, please arrive at the SBBC office at least 5 minutes before the start time to check in.
  • Missed the live session? No problem. All registrants will receive access to the recording for seven days after the live session.
  • Please contact us if you wish to switch your ticket type between virtual and in-person.


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! Ornella S.
Lots of great information needed to start my business. Mel L.
Sufficiently covered a broad range of topics to provide food for thought and guidance for further followup / research. Clifford E.
Session Date & Time
December 4 at 10:00 AM to December 11 at 1:45 PM
  • Length: 4.25 Hours
  • Language: English
  • Subject: Business Planning, Start-Up
This course is also offered on the following dates:
  • Price: $49.00
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