Small Business Week 2023: Empowering Events for BC Entrepreneurs this October

Do you have plans for Small Business Week yet? The annual entrepreneurship event brings together and celebrates small businesses across Canada, and this year, there are plenty of virtual and in-person events to join.

For 2023, Small Business Week is from Sunday, October 15, to Saturday, October 21. It’s the perfect time to join in the conversation about small business in BC, to network, learn, and become more inspired on your entrepreneurial journey.

Here are just a few events happening that are perfect for BC business owners:

Business Development Bank of Canada Events

The Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) organizes BDC Small Business Week annually. This year, they are having three virtual Small Business Week events:

BC Chamber of Commerce Events

The BC Chamber of Commerce will have its 2023 Small Business Week Summit from October 16 to 20, featuring four virtual sessions with inspiring conversations that address the challenges and opportunities that small businesses are facing.

Small Business BC Events

In October, there are plenty of events happening at SBBC around Small Business Week, where you’ll get a chance to learn and network. First up, we have the free to attend Build. Grow. Thrive. on Thursday, October 5, in New Westminster. Then, on Wednesday, October 11, we have a Business Planning for Success Meet-Up at the SBBC offices.

There are also plenty of educational opportunities at SBBC in October that could make the perfect complement to Small Business Week, including:

Small Business BC is Here to Help

SBBC is a non-profit resource centre for BC-based small businesses. Whatever your idea of success is, we’re here to provide holistic support and resources at every step of the journey. Check out our range of business webinars, on-demand E-Learning Education, our Talk to an Expert Advisories, or browse our business articles.