What’s Going on in December at Small Business BC?

The Holiday Season is often described as a time of giving, and there’s no better gift for your small business than the gift of education. This December we’re decking the halls of Small Business BC with a packed education calendar featuring 19 new and returning seminars and webinars, as well […]

Bridging the Knowledge Gap in your Small Business

Canadian entrepreneurs and small business owners are finding it hard to fill open positions in their companies with suitable employees. There seems to be a gap between employees and relevant job training. In fact, this is an issue felt across Canada and, according to the Conference Board of Canada, […]

6 Tips for Hiring Seasonal Employees

The Holiday Season is almost upon us. It’s a time of big crowds, big sales, and (hopefully) big profits for small business owners. As the cash registers jingle, extra help is often needed to fill the holiday work schedule. Many entrepreneurs turn to seasonal staff to fill the gaps, with […]

‘Tis The Season to Avoid Holiday Party Issues

Temperatures are dropping, decorations are going up, and lists for Santa are excitedly being prepared. It can mean only one thing – the Holiday Season is almost upon us. This annual celebration brings a chance to catch up with family, enjoy some classic festive songs, and exchange gifts with […]

Avoiding the Pitfalls of a Family Business

Approximately 80% of all businesses in Canada are family owned. Ranging in size from behemoths like Bombardier and McCain Foods Limited, to small mom and pop corner stores, these companies form the backbone of the Canadian economy and face the same challenges as any other. However, more personal relationships exist within a family business and create many different considerations, especially when things go awry.

5 Overlooked Little Things That Impact Your Small Business

Some of the biggest challenges for small businesses are often ones neither owners nor employees see coming. In a lot of cases, it’s the little details that can drive a business’ success. Small issues may either slip by unnoticed or get overlooked, but these things can greatly impact your small […]

How to Lead the Millennial Generation in the Workplace

I find it fascinating that I have spoken to business leaders around the world about many hot topics, but the single constant I’m always asked about is how to lead the millennial generation. Never have we had a single generation of employees that cause leaders to be so perplexed as […]

5 Essential Rules for Choosing an Accountant for Your Small Business

Running a small business, although ultimately rewarding, can also be challenging at times. It is difficult to be great at every part of running your business, which is why developing a proper support system is a key part to your overall success. If finance is not your strong suit, it […]