5 Benefits of Using CRM Software

Having trouble keeping an accurate record of your client interactions? Whether it’s online, via email, phone calls or even social media, customers have several ways to reach out to your business. When you have multiple staff interacting with these same customers, the problem can quickly become compounded. This is where […]

5 Ways to Strengthen Your Business Through Recognition & Appreciation

As business owners, we are always looking for ways to strengthen our businesses so that we can be more resilient and successful. We often turn to traditional marketing and advertising to achieve this, but have you ever considered strengthening your business through recognition and appreciation? Many businesses overlook the power […]

What’s Happening in February 2019 at Small Business BC?

While February is known as a time to show love to those around us, don’t forget to show some love to your small business this month. Small Business BC is here to help, with a wide selection of new and returning seminars in our education centre. While it may be […]

8 Holiday Marketing Tips

Holidays are approaching fast, meaning the annual end of year sales rush is about to begin. In years past, businesses would target December 1st as the beginning of their holiday marketing push. Recently, that date has slowly crept toward the beginning of November thanks to the growing popularity of Black […]

6 Benefits of Hiring Temporary Holiday Staff

The annual festive retail bonanza is just around the corner and it’s time to ask – Is your business ready? For many, the ‘most wonderful time of the year’ is also the busiest, with retailers working long hours to accommodate the crowds. Hiring temporary holiday staff can alleviate this stress […]

How to Create an Age-Friendly Business

By 2021, Canada’s senior population is projected to exceed the number of children aged 14 and under for the first time ever. In British Columbia, over 650,000 residents are aged 65 and over. This vibrant and active group not only has a lot of purchasing power, they’ve also got […]

Five Tips for Becoming a Popup Market Vendor

The popularity of community events such as farmers markets, car free days and Christmas markets has soared in British Columbia in recent years. Not only are these events an excellent day out for the family, they also represent an amazing opportunity for entrepreneurs to get their product in front of […]

The Five Step Approach to Boosting Business Growth

In today’s pursuit of success, companies seem to be continuously revamping their brand, with key messages and strategies becoming overwhelmingly focused on growth and innovation. According to PWC’s 2018 Global CEO Survey, Canadian CEOs expressed a record level of confidence in the global economy (72%) and their own company’s […]

Essential Automation Tools For Small Businesses

Do you ever find yourself spiraling in a vortex of wasted time, flitting through files of paper trying to locate a particular document? Are you still manually sending the same emails, following up on client invoices and processing payments? Do you spend endless time trying to manage and communicate with […]