The 10 Step Guide to Starting a Business

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 businesses. They employ over one million people, accounting for 54 per cent of private sector employment within the province. If you’re considering starting your own business, […]

An Introduction to Drop Shipping

Interested in selling your products online? If so, you’ve likely heard of drop shipping. In this article, we’re going to highlight the benefits and drawbacks of drop shipping, and how it can help your business to sell product around the world. By 2021, the Canadian ecommerce market is projected to […]

Tips to Improve Your Small Business Project Management

An important yardstick for the health of your business is how you approach the topic of project management. If you’re on top of it, progress toward your goals will be smooth and resources will be allocated efficiently. If you aren’t, it has the potential to derail any forward momentum your […]

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, […]

A Guide to Small Business Digital Transformation

Digital Transformation is something of a buzzword right now, but like so many trending business ideas; there is no consensus on precisely what it means. Here’s my take; it’s really about the relationship between two things… Digital technology provides us with immediate access, via a Smart Phone, to virtually any […]

What’s Happening in July 2018 at Small Business BC

This July, take your small business to summer school with the learning opportunities available at Small Business BC. June’s month of free education was a massive success thanks to the enthusiasm and support of BC’s small business community. And, to help continue growing your entrepreneurial skillset, we’re giving you 15% off […]

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 Steps You Should Be Taking to Protect Your Business

You’ve done it! You are now a business owner. But what’s next? The time and financial investment you have put into making your dream a reality is extremely valuable. So what steps should you be taking to ensure you protect your business? The following steps will help your business operate […]

4 Tips to Future-Proof Your Business

Change is coming for Canadian entrepreneurs and the best way to prepare is to future-proof your business. According to a recent study by BDC, six trends are set to impact on the way we do business in the coming years: The Aging Workforce – Canada’s annual working-age population growth […]

Why You Should Delegate Your Bookkeeping

One of the biggest barriers to growth that businesses owners face is becoming bogged down by non-revenue generating activities, such as bookkeeping. Fortunately, there is a solution. Falling behind on your bookkeeping means you are not benefiting from up-to-date financial information.  With the migration of accounting and bookkeeping to the […]