Press Release


revised-sbbc-mybizday-facebook-shareable-1200x627-v2-victoriaOctober 28, 2016 – Vancouver: Small Business BC, the province’s premier resource for entrepreneurs, and TD Bank Group will host MyBizDay Vancouver Island on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at Victoria Conference Centre in Victoria, BC.

The MyBizDay Series brings a free full day of business workshops, exhibits and networking to entrepreneurs in the Okanagan, Northern BC, Metro Vancouver and Vancouver Island who are thinking about starting or growing a small business in BC. Topics to be covered include:

  • Financing and Start-Up Money – Presented by TD Bank Group
  • Introduction to TaxSense for Your Business – Presented by Loren, Nancke & Company, CPAs
  • Protecting Your Business – Presented by TruShield Insurance
  • Getting Your Business Ahead in International Trade – Presented by UPS Canada
  • Maximize Your Digital Presence and Reach More Customers – Presented by Yellow Pages
  • Market Research Hacks for Small Business – Presented by Small Business BC

MyBizDay Metro Vancouver will also feature many guest speakers, including the City of Victoria’s Mayor Lisa Helps, and Trish Johnston, Co-Founder at COCO Café & Catering, a social enterprise that provides employment, training and socialization opportunities for people with developmental disabilities, winner of the Small Business BC Awards Best Community Impact Award 2016

During Small Business Month in October, MyBizDay events were held in the Thompson Okanagan in Kelowna and Northern BC in Prince George. Other upcoming events in the series include:

  • MyBizDay Metro Vancouver
    Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre in Vancouver, BC

The public and small business community is encouraged to join Small Business BC on the MyBizDay Series. Formore information or to register for MyBizDay Vancouver Island, visit

Quotes “MyBizDay Series events are an excellent forum for entrepreneurs to network and learn about new ways to grow their business.” – Hon. Coralee Oakes, Minister of Small Business, Red Tape Reduction and Liquor Distribution, Province of British Columbia

“Small businesses are critical to the economic health of every community in B.C. and we are delighted to partnerwith TD Bank Group to help strengthen small business across B.C. The MyBizDay Series events help entrepreneurs learn from successful local business owners and discover the tools and resources paramount to achieving long-term success.” – George Hunter, CEO, Small Business BC 

“TD’s partnership with Small Business BC strengthens our ongoing commitment to support small businesses every step of the way. From educating to planning, we are dedicated to helping small businesses thrive, and being the official partner of their big dreams.” – Andrew Braun, Senior Manager, Small Business Banking, TD Bank Group 

“At Loren, Nancke & Company, we work with entrepreneurs to assist with their tax needs and help make their businesses better. We’re excited to partner with Small Business BC for the MyBizDay Series to give advice that counts and help business owners grow and succeed.” – Candace Nancke, Partner, Loren Nancke & Company, CPAs 

“One of the most exciting aspects of our partnership with Small Business BC is getting to take part in MyBizDay. We love getting the chance to talk and work directly with entrepreneurs. It not only gives us the chance to share our expert insurance advice, but also to better understand their business needs.” – Tony O Brien, Executive Vice President, TruShield Insurance 

“UPS Canada is proud to support the MyBizDay event as we work with Small Business BC to stimulate entrepreneurship in Western Canada. Together, we will engage business owners and educate them on the opportunities available in international markets.” – Paul Gaspar, Director of Small Business, UPS Canada 

“Yellow Pages is pleased to be a part of this year’s MyBizDay Series. We are looking forward to being part of this initiative and to educate small businesses across the province on the impact of digital on their successes, and help them create new opportunities.” – Sonny Magon, Senior Sales Manager, Yellow Pages 

“The BC Ministry of Finance is delighted to join the MyBizDay Series this year. We’re looking forward to meeting with entrepreneurs to talk about the Provincial Sales Tax (PST) and the role it plays in business success. We’ll also answer questions and highlight some important resources for ongoing tax support.” – Aman Nijjar, Acting Executive Director, BC Ministry of Finance 

“The BC Innovation Council, an agency of the Province of British Columbia, is pleased to support the MyBizDay Series. Through partnerships with organizations like Small Business BC, programs, services and events – including the #BCTECH Summit, which takes place March 14-15, 2017 – we’re connecting B.C. businesses with resources to grow, tech solutions that will increase their competitiveness and new market opportunities.” – Shirley Vickers, President & CEO, BC Innovation Council 

Media Contact:
Mark Blendheim
Communications Manager, Small Business BC
Direct: 604-775-5607 | Cell: 604-339-4759

About Small Business BC
Small Business BC provides entrepreneurs with the information and guidance necessary to build a solid foundation for their business. Through a wide range of products, services, education and resources there’s a piece that fits with every business. No matter what stage or what skill level, when an entrepreneur finds themselves asking “How do I…?” Small Business BC is the one to call.