Announcing the 2019 Small Business BC Awards and Open for Business Awards

For the last 16 years, the Small Business BC Awards have recognized the contributions and achievements of BC small business owners. In our province, small business is big business. In fact, 98% of all businesses operating in British Columbia are classified as small businesses. These entrepreneurs form the backbone of […]

Announcing the 2018 Small Business BC Award Winners

Each year, Small Business BC is proud to recognize the entrepreneurs that form the backbone of our beautiful province with the Small Business BC Awards. Their hard work, energy and devotion help to make British Columbia the best place in the world to live, work and play. 2018 proved to […]

Door Prize Winners for 2018 Small Business BC Awards Announced

Did you attend the Small Business BC Awards ceremony at the Vancouver Convention Centre on February 23, 2018? If so, you might be the lucky winner of one of our door prizes! This year’s door prize winners include: Prize Winner: Coleen Christie The prize: Spa Experience at Scandinave Spa Sponsored […]

Introducing Your Finalists for the 2018 Open for Business Awards

The Open for Business Awards celebrate communities that have created a business-friendly culture, allowing small business to flourish. Since the fall, communities the length and breadth of British Columbia have been receiving nominations. And, this year, 31 communities have presented case studies on one of their initiatives to the awards […]

Announcing Your Top 5 Finalists for the 15th Annual Small Business BC Awards

The big day is almost here and excitement is building! We’ve spent the last week locked in deliberations, and our judges have emerged with their picks for the Top 5 in each award category. These businesses will now attend a Dragons’ Den style pitch to a panel of business experts […]

Introducing Your Best Marketer Award Top 10 Semi-Finalists

There are thousands of ways to promote a small business, and some of the best don’t even require much spending. Our Best Marketer Award salutes the company that demonstrates the most innovative and impactful integrated marketing initiative executed in BC. Through a multi-channel approach, this business demonstrates creativity and increases […]

Introducing Your 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 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 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 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, […]