6 Benefits of Hiring Temporary Holiday Staff

The annual festive retail bonanza is just around the corner and it’s time to ask – Is your business ready? For many, the ‘most wonderful time of the year’ is also the busiest, with retailers working long hours to accommodate the crowds. Hiring temporary holiday staff can alleviate this stress […]

7 Things to Consider Before Starting a Small Business

Entrepreneurs continue to be the driving force behind the economy of British Columbia. Small business represents a remarkable 98 per cent of all business in the province, employing over one million people in the process. With incubator programs, grants, and support from services like Small Business BC, there’s never been […]

Staying Productive in an Open Office

Open offices, the hotbed for procrastination and the design of doom for the eternally distracted. Dating back to the 1950s, the original aim of the open office was to instill a sense of cross learning and collaboration with open space, large plants, and traditional furniture. Somehow, offices across the globe […]

How a Diverse and Inclusive Workforce is Good for Business

The first question people ask in social situations is, “what is your name?” The next question is, “what do you do?” Too many British Columbians with disabilities do not have a good answer to the second question. A network of business leaders in B.C. are focused on closing the gap […]

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

Summer may be drawing to a close, but things are heating up this September at Small Business BC with a packed calendar of education and events. On Thursday, September 6th we play host to our monthly meetup – Growing Global | Importing Success. Come along, network with fellow entrepreneurs and […]

The Biggest Fear of Selling Your Business

You will be hard-pressed to find a business owner who doesn’t love what they do. It’s a remarkable feeling to immerse yourself in an industry that you’re passionate about. Those feelings of pride are only enhanced when you turn that passion into a solid cash flow. However, being a business […]

Join Small Business BC for INSPIRE 2018 on October 1

Entrepreneurship exists where intelligence and creativity meet. All that’s needed is a little inspiration. Luckily, we’ve got just the right event for you! Small Business BC is thrilled to announce the return of INSPIRE, an event featuring an evening of networking, celebration and education taking place October 1, 2018 […]

The Five Step Approach to Boosting Business Growth

In today’s pursuit of success, companies seem to be continuously revamping their brand, with key messages and strategies becoming overwhelmingly focused on growth and innovation. According to PWC’s 2018 Global CEO Survey, Canadian CEOs expressed a record level of confidence in the global economy (72%) and their own company’s […]

How to Attract Top Talent to Your Business

There comes a point in every successful small business when it’s time to expand. There are only so many hours in the day. And, as an entrepreneur, you can’t be expected to do everything on your own. Hiring staff is often the first challenge a business owner faces that they […]