Celebrate Small Business Week at SBBC
Each October, Small Business Week pays tribute to the entrepreneurs who contribute so much to our communities. They provide well paying, local jobs within our towns and cities, they bring energy, vibrancy and uniqueness to our streets, and they form the backbone of our provincial economy.
While Small Business Week 2020 has come and gone, Small Business BC provides resources and supports to empower our entrepreneurial community year-round. Below, you’ll find some of the key resources we offer.
Stay tuned for details on Small Business Week 2021 and how we’ll be celebrating at Small Business BC.
Covering everything from starting a business, to market research and import/export, our business webinars offer the education your business needs to succeed.https://smallbusinessbc.ca/education/
We believe this is a time for the BC community to come together to support our local small businesses. Open your business up to a new audience by creating your own business profile for free.https://marketplacebc.ca
Check out our frequently asked questions and receive answers to many common business questions.https://smallbusinessbc.ca/faqs/
Small Business Stories
Like many before him, Ryan Popov’s business started as a hobby. He created the type of leather wallet he’d like to buy, then listed it online out of curiosity. A few years later, he’s running a thriving leather goods business from beautiful Nelson, BC. We caught up with Ryan to get the story behind Popov Leather.
Leigh Joseph is a member of the Squamish First Nation. As an ethnobotanist, researcher and community activist, her aim is to contribute to the cultural knowledge renewal in connection to Indigenous plant foods and medicines. We caught up with Leigh to get the lowdown on this unique and fascinating business.
Free resource downloads from SBBC:
- Starting a business checklist
- Download our Business plan template
- Evaluate your business idea tool
- Explore our B.C. Business COVID-19 Support Service
Other resources for small businesses: