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 […]

Explaining Small Business Tax Audits

Few things are more likely to send a shiver down the spine of small business owners than a letter from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) notifying them of an audit. According to estimates, approximately 30,000 audit letters were sent out in 2017. There’s no sure way to avoid being audited, […]

Government of British Columbia Introduces New Procurement Strategy

The Government of British Columbia is open for business. Each year, the province spends over $6 billion procuring a wide variety of goods and services for British Columbians and their communities; many of which come from small and medium enterprises. Procurement Transformed A new procurement strategy is being introduced to […]

5 Essential Tips for Maximizing Government Funding

Government funding is vital for startups and small companies as it provides a source of non-dilutive financing which enables companies to grow by investing in much needed capital equipment, research and development, as well as hiring and training initiatives. However, gaining a true competitive advantage requires that companies maximize the […]