How to Master Small Business Financial Planning

Are you constantly operating at the top of your line of credit?  Are your trade accounts payable getting bigger and older?  Are you struggling to make payroll or pay the landlord at the beginning of the month?  Are you failing to remit GST and employee source deductions because you just […]

Tax Cheat Sheet: Staying on Top of Small Business Taxes

Frost-covered windshields, the sweet aroma of hot cocoa, and beautifully decorated homes that light up the black night with bright, colourful lights. There are certain identifiers that have come to signify this time of year. But as we wrap 2018 like we wrap gifts for our loved ones, many small […]

5 Steps for Delivering Value Through Projects

One thing all small businesses have in common is their desire for growth. Every small business is hoping that one day, it will not be small. Dreams of what a small business will one day become are what keep owners up at night and help them get to it every […]

How to get a Mortgage as a Small Business Owner

If you’re a Canadian business owner planning to buy a home, you’re going to find the mortgage application process is a bit more arduous than usual. Lenders will want to perform more due diligence, but it’s just the nature of being self-employed. The good news is, this blog will help […]

Home-Based Business? Home Insurance Isn’t Enough

Starting and growing a small business might be your passion project, but running it from home can be a lot to handle — especially when you consider the additional risks. And consider this — a home insurance policy may not be enough to protect your business assets. For example, your […]

How to Exit Your Small Business

The decision to exit your small business is a tough one. Whether you choose to sell, transfer to family or friends, or wind the business down, it’s not usually as simple as closing the doors. There are legal, tax, financial and even emotional considerations you should be aware and plan […]

What’s Happening in November 2018 at Small Business BC?

With the weather taking a turn for the chilly, November represents the perfect time to polish your holiday season strategy or get your small business off the ground. This month, our educational calendar is stacked with a mix of 30 new and returning seminars, Talk to an Expert consultations and […]

Government of Canada Launches Women Entrepreneurship Strategy

The Government of Canada has announced increased funding and action around female entrepreneurship. Titled the Women Entrepreneurship Strategy, this comprehensive plan will help women grow their business through increased access to financing, talent, networks and mentorship. The Benefits of a Women Entrepreneurship Strategy Despite recent advances, gender inequality is still […]