Start Smart Series

The Start Smart Series provides a step-by-step guide to starting your business right. This series includes two seminars where five industry experts provide their knowledge and tips to help you start your business smart. Learning Objectives: Learn what resources will help you get started. Understand the registration process. Know what […]

Start Smart 1

This seminar covers basic small business start-up information and is designed for the client in the thinking stage of starting a business. Learning Objectives: Overview of all the basic requirements including: name registry, business structures, municipal licensing requirements, GST registration and an overview of employment standards. Small Business BC resources […]

Start Smart 2

Life is risky, although entrepreneurs know all about taking risk and reaping rewards; it is important to know how to protect you and your business. If you are working on your business plan and want to understand how to protect your business, yourself and your employees, this is the seminar […]

Buying a Business

Thinking of buying an existing business? Come discover how to assess the business, what the purchasing process looks like, and the key steps you need to take. This seminar will help you: Decide between buying a business and starting one Know what to look for when conducting your search Determine […]

Market Research For Your Business

This package is designed for new and existing business owners who want to develop their business strategy by gathering information about current and potential customers, industry trends and competition. In this two part seminar series, Small Business BC’s Market Research expert, Mark Eversfield will teach you the important steps of […]

Market Research 1: Find Data That Works for You

Secondary market research can help you make an informed decision about the viability of your business idea by tapping into already existing data. It‘s also key to analyzing your target market, competitors, and industry trends. This will be an interactive and hands-on seminar, so bring your laptop or tablet and […]

Create Your Starter Website on WordPress

Are you one of the many businesses looking to get your first website up and running? Do you have some great content ready, but lack the skills to do it yourself? Join us for an interactive step-by-step tour of WordPress and leave with a basic website of your own. Getting […]

Instagram Marketing for Busy Entrepreneurs

Want to learn how to attract customers and make sales through Instagram without spending money on ads? With over 500 million active users, Instagram offers a powerful tool for small businesses. If you’re a business-to-consumer enterprise and your ideal customer is under the age of 45, Instagram could provide an […]

Market Research 2: Surveys and Focus Groups for Knowing your Customer

Do you want to know how much money your customers will spend? What motivates them to buy? How to attract more of your best clients? These answers, and more, can be discovered through primary market research. Join Mark Eversfield, Small Business BC’s Market Research Analyst, to learn effective tools for […]

Operations for Small Business

Do you know all the essential elements for successfully operating a business? Creating a vision or plan for your operations will provide a framework for success. In this seminar we will explore how you can determine who does what, where, when, how and most importantly why. Learning Objectives: Learn how […]