The 10 Step Guide to Starting a Business

British Columbia is home to over 500,000 small business. In fact, a remarkable 98 per cent of all businesses in our province are small businesses. They employ over one million people, accounting for 54 per cent of private sector employment within the province. If you’re considering starting your own business, […]

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

This May, we’re gearing up for a busy summer season with a packed slate of educational options at Small Business BC. As usual, there’s plenty of hustle and bustle at the station headlined by our monthly meetup event on May 23, Waterfront Chats. This month, we’re focusing on start-up business […]

Cost-Cutting Tips for Small Business

Ready to turn your business into a lean, mean fighting machine? No matter how efficient an operation you run, there’s always scope to cut the costs incurred in running your business. When looking for ways to increase profits, many entrepreneurs fall into the trap of focusing their energies on increasing […]

SBBC Returns to Surrey for Build. Grow. Thrive.

Small Business BC, in association with our partners Envision Financial, is thrilled to announce we’ll be hitting the road again this spring. Join us Wednesday, May 1 at Surrey City Hall for Build. Grow. Thrive. a day of education that connects entrepreneurs with the province’s leading tools and resources. […]

Financing Your Small Business Venture

Many British Columbia small business owners are also home owners.  In recent years, BC’s rapidly increasing real estate values have enabled many small business owners to look to their homes as a ready source of cash or security to finance their business ventures.  This may be a risky strategy, but […]

Know the Taxes You Need to Collect

Know Which Taxes You Need to Collect Whether your small business is new, home-based, or relatively small in scope, you’ll have tax obligations you need to meet. Below, we’ve outlined the basic guidelines to ensure you collect and remit the required taxes for your business in British Columbia. Provincial Sales Tax […]

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

Temperatures are rising, the days are getting longer and it’s time to pack away the snow shovels for another year. Spring is almost here and it’s the perfect time to refresh your small business knowhow with one of the informative and educational seminars on offer at Small Business BC. It’s […]

Guide to CRA-Approved Tax Deductions in Canada

Tax season has arrived once again, meaning it’s time to gather up your receipts and whip your annual numbers into shape. While some approach this time of year with trepidation, it’s really nothing to worry about – if you’re completely honest in what you declare. The good news is that […]

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 […]

2019 Small Business Trends

Though none of us can accurately predict the future, the question of what’s coming down the road for Canadian business is one experts will continue to ponder regardless. The only constant in our world is change and that rate of change has only increased in recent years. We dusted off […]