Introducing Your 2019 Best International Trade Award Top 10 Semi-Finalists

Exporting your product or service outside Canada presents opportunities for almost limitless growth. Our Best International Trade Award recognizes the company with an exciting and viable international trade business that is contributing to the British Columbia economy. It’s judged on the following criteria: Strong Markets: This business understands its international […]

Introducing Your 2019 Best Innovation Award Top 10 Semi-Finalists

One of the biggest strengths of any successful business is their ability to come up with new ideas to keep operations, products and services fresh. Our Best Innovation Award recognizes a business that develops advanced or innovative technologies to meet the needs of industry in B.C. This business contributes to […]

Introducing Your 2019 Best Immigrant Entrepreneur Top 10 Semi-Finalists

Our Immigrant Entrepreneur Award recognizes the success and contributions of outstanding new Canadians who have started a successful business in British Columbia. This individual hasn’t just surmounted the challenges inherent in moving to a new country. They’ve also taken on the mantle of entrepreneurship, exhibiting leadership in their community, and […]

Introducing Your 2019 Best Employer Award Top 10 Semi-Finalists

Recognizing employee development and retention is vital to the success of a small business. Our Best Employer Award celebrates the business that goes above and beyond for their employees and provides the best overall place to work. These companies place high levels of importance on fostering a healthy corporate culture, […]

Introducing Your 2019 Best Community Impact Award Top 10 Semi-Finalists

In our other categories we assess small businesses under conventional headings such as financial plans, employee training, or their strides to innovate. Our Best Community Impact Award salutes something a little different, but just as important – small businesses who invest in their community and see social responsibility as an […]

Introducing Your 2019 Best Concept Award Top 10 Semi-Finalists

The Best Concept Award salutes new exciting, creative and innovative businesses (and business ideas) in British Columbia. This is our only award that doesn’t require entrepreneurs to be in business yet; they just need to demonstrate their awesome, viable idea that’s going to make a huge impact. The award is […]

Introducing Your 2019 Best Apprentice Training Award Top 10 Semi-Finalists

Each year, our Best Apprentice Training Award champions the small businesses dedicated to training and developing new talent. British Columbia’s skilled trades community is a huge driver of the provincial economy and avoiding skill shortages ensures its continuing success into the future. Last year, Fort St. John-based construction firm Northern […]

Announcing Your 2019 Small Business BC Awards Top 10s

After two months of nominations, voting and enthusiasm from small businesses around the province, the time has come to reveal the Top 10 Semi-Finalists for the 2019 Small Business BC Awards. We’ve spent the last week hard at work counting your votes. And, alongside our partners at Canada Post, we’d […]

Is Your Community Open for Business? Nominate it!

In British Columbia, 98 per cent of all businesses are small businesses. The Open for Business Awards champion communities that have fostered a business-friendly culture, allowing these small business to flourish. In case you haven’t heard, nominations for the 2019 Open for Business Awards are now open. The Awards offer […]

Have You Nominated Your Business for a Small Business BC Award Yet?

In case you haven’t heard, nominations for the 2019 Small Business BC Awards are now open. Our annual awards competition exists to recognize the contributions of British Columbia’s small business owners – entrepreneurs just like you. Unsure if your business is a fit? Our 10 award categories cover the […]