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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.

With the COVID-19 pandemic taking a financial toll on many of these business owners, there’s never been a better time to highlight their spirit of resiliency and celebrate their achievements. As the largest resource centre for small business in our Province, we understand the vital role entrepreneurs play across BC and we stand with them during this challenging time.

That’s why we’re marking Small Business Week 2020 by offering a variety of FREE education geared at equipping our small business community with the skills and resources they need to navigate the COVID economy.

Free business webinars for everyone!

To make the most of this offering, we’ve packed our schedule for the week with some of our most popular seminars. Places are limited, so we encourage you to book as early as possible. We will be activating a waitlist once sessions reach capacity.

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Get free exposure for your small business - BC Marketplace

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.

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Join the national celebration of Small Business Week

From Newfoundland to Yukon, discover the range of events happening across Canada to celebrate Small Business Week 2020. This year's theme is business resiliency.

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View recordings of our free webinars

Missed out on any of our Small Business Week webinars? We've gathered the recordings in one easy to access place. Simply complete the form for access.

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Small Business Stories

Popov Leather

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.

Skwálwen Botanicals

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.

We respectfully acknowledge our place of work is within the ancestral, traditional and unceded territories of the Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səl̓ilwətaʔɬ/sel̓ílwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) and that we serve the Peoples of the many Nations throughout British Columbia.