International Business Travel: 6 Steps to Stay Ahead of Your Competitors

In a time when electronic devices do much of our communicating for us, there’s something to be said for face-to-face interaction. That’s why trade missions are so important. Here are six key things to do before you pack your bags.

If the PM is Going to China, Why Aren’t You?…

As Prime Minister Harper leaves for his third trip to China, this is an opportunity to consider taking your BC small business international. But where do you start? One option is to jump on a plane to Asia and call it market research, however, before booking your ticket, let’s take a few steps back.

If the PM is Going to China, Why Aren’t You?…

As Prime Minister Harper leaves for his third trip to China, this is an opportunity to consider taking your BC small business international. But where do you start? One option is to jump on a plane to Asia and call it market research, however, before booking your ticket, let’s take a few steps back.

Four Things Your Customs Broker Can Do For You

Customs brokers can offer a variety of import and export services for small businesses; understanding those services, and what they can do for your business, can go a long way towards ensuring your relationship with your broker is profitable and successful.

Partnerships: A Recipe for Small Business Success?

Teaming up with a partner (or multiple partners) to start or expand your business can make taking that leap a little less daunting. However, establishing and navigating relationships with other people can be tricky, especially in a business context.

Partnerships: To Be or Not To Be?

Once upon a time, there was a new mother who wished for a successful venture with her close friend. They shared a vision and complimentary skill sets, but the many challenges they faced resulted in the dissolution of a business partnership and friendship.