The Best Business Books for Starting a Business

What do Warren Buffet, Bill Gates and Mark Cuban have in common? Well, apart from their entrepreneurial prowess and devotion to philanthropy, the three are known for their love of reading business books. In fact, Buffet attributes his business acumen in large part to his voracious appetite for page turning: […]

The 10 Step Guide to Starting a Business

Before you read our 10 step guide to starting a business, make sure to download Small Business BC’s Starting Your Business Checklist. Download Now 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 […]

Emergency Preparedness Week in British Columbia

Emergencies happen. Depending on where you’re based in our province, there are several dangers you could be exposed to at any time. This is why it’s so important to be prepared. This week marks Emergency Preparedness Week across Canada. This annual event presents an opportunity to encourage Canadians to […]

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. […]

British Columbia Launches Provincial Nominee Program – Regional Pilot

British Columbia’s growing economy depends on the presence of skilled and qualified individuals to meet labour market needs. The Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) offers a pathway for qualified foreign workers and entrepreneurs to gain permanent residency in BC while filling these critical roles. Entrepreneur Immigration – Regional Pilot An […]

Tax Season 2019

Tax season has arrived, and the filing deadline is looming. Individuals and most business owners must file their income tax returns by April 30. However, if you are self-employed, the CRA extends the filing deadline to June 15, with interest accruing on your tax due on April 30. Ahead of […]

4 Creative Ways to Inspire Your Staff

Looking for creative ways to inspire your staff? We’ve got some tips in our latest article. The great Vince Lombardi was a big believer in the power of teamwork. Throughout a glittering career, Lombardi and the Green Bay Packers combined for eight championships while redefining the sport of football for […]

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 […]

How to Build Effective Leadership Skills

One of the most rewarding aspects of becoming your own boss is the ability to make the big decisions. You’re in charge of the direction of your business and it will flourish or fail based on how you meet the challenges you face. For some people, this ability to lead […]