EDC Unveils Women in Trade Investments Program

Despite advances in recent years, women entrepreneurs remain underrepresented in Canada. In fact, only 16 per cent of all small- and medium-sized businesses in our country are helmed by women. Of this figure, just 11 per cent of them are active in markets outside Canada. Export Development Canada (EDC) is […]

Five Tips for Becoming a Popup Market Vendor

The popularity of community events such as farmers markets, car free days and Christmas markets has soared in British Columbia in recent years. Not only are these events an excellent day out for the family, they also represent an amazing opportunity for entrepreneurs to get their product in front of […]

Should Your Small Business Accept Cryptocurrency?

Last winter, cryptocurrency seeped into the mainstream as Bitcoin rose in value to over $20,000 CAD per coin. This led to a rush on every conceivable coin, from established options such as Litecoin and Ethereum, to novelty coins such as Dogecoin and Potcoin. While values have since dropped off, […]

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 […]

Tips for Getting Paid as a Small Business Owner

Conduct business for long enough and you’ll face the unwelcome scenario of not getting paid. If you’ve dealt with it, you know it’s not a nice situation to be in. To avoid it happening again in future, there are a number of easy steps you can take. Dealing With “Lost” […]

Cannabis Legalization Info for Small Business

Once Bill C-45 comes into force, B.C. consumers aged 19 and up will be able to purchase Cannabis legally. There will be two methods of purchasing cannabis: in stores, through provincially controlled or licensed retailers; or online, directly from a federally or provincially operated online platform. Cannabis legalization will […]

Improve Your Supply Chain and Improve Your Bottom Line

Entrepreneurs are always looking for the next big efficiency that will save them money. Every advantage you can find, no matter how small, can make a huge difference to your bottom line. And, for a growing business, smoothing out the wrinkles in your supply chain will boost revenue and get […]

What is the CPTPP Trade Agreement?

The Government of Canada recently signed the CPTPP Trade Agreement. This acronym represents the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership, a new free trade agreement between Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam. It creates one of the largest trading blocs in the world, […]

6 Tips for Writing an Effective Export Plan

Exporting offers almost limitless growth potential for Canadian small business, but before you start prepping your product for foreign shores, you need to craft a written strategic export plan. Exports represent a huge driver of the Canadian economy. In September 2017 alone, exporting amounted for CAD 43.6 billion in […]