Press Release

Vancity and Small Business BC Kick-Off 2nd Good MoneyTM Talks Small Business Series in Surrey

March 13, 2017 – Vancouver: Small Business BC, the province’s premier resource for entrepreneurs, and Vancity credit union are working together to bring entrepreneurs in the Lower Mainland the Good Money™ Talks Small Business Series. The three-part series consists of six events which include the communities of Abbotsford, New Westminster, Surrey and Tri-Cities, and will focus on topics that are important to small business owners.

The kick-off event, Good Money™ Talks Taxes and Financing in Surrey, happens on Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM at Surrey City Hall, followed by more events throughout the year.

This free half-day event combines networking and learning, and will include a complimentary breakfast and lunch, three 30-minute presentations by business experts, exhibition booths from Small Business BC and Vancity and tools and resources tailored for entrepreneurs and small business owners seeking to start or grow their business.

Topics at the Good Money™ Talks Taxes and Financing in Surrey include:

  • How to Develop a Cash Flow – Presented by Morgan Beall, Microfinance Program Manager, Vancity
  • Taxes: How to Manage Small Business Taxes – Presented by Small Business BC
  • Small Business and Start-up Financing – Presented by Puneet Jain, Small Business Account Manager, Vancity

The public and media is invited to attend. More details on the event and links to register for free can be found at


“Small Business BC is committed to working with partners like Vancity across British Columbia to support the small businesses that are so critical to the economic health of every community in the province. We’re delighted to partner with Vancity for the 2nd Good Money™ Talks Small Business Series. Last year, we had the opportunity provide information, tools and advice to entrepreneurs in Surrey looking to start-up and grow businesses in BC, and we’re excited to engage with even more entrepreneurs in Abbotsford, New Westminster, Surrey and the Tri-Cities during this year’s series.” – George Hunter, CEO, Small Business BC

“We’re committed to providing the support small business owners need to help make their businesses thrive. A robust cash flow strategy is one of the key elements required for developing a successful business,” – Mike Matsuao, VP Community Business and Investment, Vancity

Media Contact:
Mark Blendheim
Communications Manager, Small Business BC
Direct: 604-775-5607

About Small Business BC
Small Business BC provides entrepreneurs with the information and guidance necessary to build a solid foundation for their business. Through a wide range of products, services, education and resources there’s a piece that fits with every business. No matter what stage or what skill level, when an entrepreneur finds themselves asking “How do I…?” Small Business BC is the one to call.

About Vancity
Vancity is proud to be a member-owned financial co-operative, and is committed to helping people and communities thrive and prosper. Our members have always known their business with Vancity makes them part of something greater. They can be proud that their every transaction contributes to the financial, environmental and social well-being of their community.