Refresh Your Food Processing Business

If your business has been impacted by the pandemic, this funded program offers you a chance to turn things around. But, you have to apply by November 9th. Refresh Your Food Processing Business Developed in consultation with the Small Scale Food Processor Association and the B.C. Ministry of Agriculture, the Food Business Refresh program is […]

Business Smarts Webinar: The Way Forward

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A lot has changed over the past year, and this includes how we look at financial planning for the future. Financial security plays a large role in our future planning and ensuring you are informed as a business owner/operator, or consumer will help you to succeed in predicting your moves for the future both personally […]

The Role Of Technology For Business Transformation In A Post-Covid Economy

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As COVID-19 drove businesses to operate almost exclusively online, the need for a strong network and innovative technology became increasingly important. Fortunately, Canadian telecom has been investing for years, and the dawn of 5G could not have come at a more important time. Our conversation with Navin Arora, President Business Solutions at TELUS and Pau […]

Understanding the WorkSafeBC Claims Process

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Everything You Need to Know About Filing a Claim COURSE DESCRIPTION Have you been injured in a work-related incident? Perhaps a member of your team has suffered an injury on the job? After dealing with an injury in the workplace, navigating the WorkSafeBC claims process can feel overwhelming. Don’t worry, help is at hand. Join […]

Business Storytelling in the Age of COVID

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Marketing is storytelling. From social media posts and videos to press releases, your job is to grab us, in the same way, that "once upon a time.." grabbed us as children. But now that the pandemic has set every business on its ear, what kind of stories do we tell? With COVID-era storytelling tips and […]

Emerging Trends in Small Business

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How to Prepare for 2021 and Beyond COURSE DESCRIPTION The COVID-19 pandemic has heavily impacted Canadian businesses. Small businesses especially have been forced to adapt and pivot in several different ways. From restaurants quickly moving to contactless pickup, to retailers making the jump to ecommerce, to the surge in video and teleconsultantions, small business owners […]

Build. Grow. Thrive. – Virtual Event

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Women’s Enterprise Centre is delighted to be an exhibitor at this virtual event—join in and connect with Danielle, our Outreach Officer! Small Business BC, alongside our partners at Island Savings, is excited to announce the return of our popular Build. Grow. Thrive. virtual event series. This FREE day of education will equip attendees with the […]

How Canadian Companies can Navigate ‘Business as Unusual’

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The COVID-19 crisis hit the economy hard, and companies are re-thinking their business models and strategies. In this webinar, you’ll discover how to manage the current risks and challenges from Mairead Lavery, President and CEO of Export Development Canada, and The Honourable Perrin Beatty, President and CEO of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. Join EDC […]

Western Canada Executive Summit

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This exclusive event will bring together senior executives and thought leaders for a dialogue on top issues affecting Canadian business. Participants will hear from our President and CEO, the Hon. Perrin Beatty, PC, OC, President of the Treasury Board, the Hon. Jean-Yves Duclos and some of Canada’s most influential business leaders. Summit Overview The event […]

Debt Restructuring in Difficult Times

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An Alternative to Insolvency COURSE DESCRIPTION Against a backdrop of serious financial challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, many businesses are facing a difficult decision on their financial futures. If a permanent closure is something that has crossed your mind, have you considered debt restructuring options to help weather the storm? Small businesses have several […]

Economic Recovery Series: Investing in the Future

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The future prosperity of Greater Vancouver is contingent upon foundations laid today. Our region needs strategic investments that help our businesses and the broader society overcome the pandemic while also paving the way for longer term competitiveness. Investments that advance and leverage technology and strategically prepare the workforce of tomorrow will be key. Additionally, investments […]

Women of Whistler: Thriving Through Crisis

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Women's Enterprise Centre is a proud Event Partner of the Women of Whistler Webinar: Thriving Through Crisis! The excitement of opening day is just around the corner, and this season holds unique challenges - both personally and in business - as we move through these uncharted times together. Join the Women of Whistler as their […]

Successfully Managing Your Workplace During a Global Pandemic

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Canadian businesses are facing unique challenges in managing through the COVID-19 pandemic. These challenges include issues related to: health and safety increased absenteeism work refusals accommodating human rights implications of a vaccine workplace restructuring This session will provide employers with practical tips and tools to address these issues when they arise and to minimize related […]

Emotional Intelligence – Getting Unstuck

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The COVID-19 pandemic has unified us in our stress and anxiety. Many of us have experienced one, if not all, of these emotions; worried, anxious, depressed, lonely, and bored. Unfortunately, experts don't see these issues dissipating any time soon. When you compile self-isolation, financial hardships, or working on the front-lines, with everything else, people are […]

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Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy Q&A

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The Government of Canada is taking targeted action to support Canadians and Canadian businesses, non-profits and charities that continue to face uncertainty and economic challenges because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The new rent subsidy supports businesses, charities and non-profits that have suffered a revenue drop by providing support up to a maximum of 65% of […]

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Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy Q&A

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The Government of Canada is taking targeted action to support Canadians and Canadian businesses, non-profits and charities that continue to face uncertainty and economic challenges because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The new rent subsidy supports businesses, charities and non-profits that have suffered a revenue drop by providing support up to a maximum of 65% of […]

Tourism Recovery: Workforce Power Session

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This webinar will help employers navigate challenging staffing issues, exploring ways to recalibrate the staffing structure, plans to help employees transition back to work or new roles, and best practices to support employees with managing difficult circumstances such as transitioning to different jobs or coping with mental health needs. Learn More or Register

Supporting Local Business: Essential to our Economy and Communities

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The Canadian Chamber or Commerce will discuss the diverse realities of businesses grappling with the pandemic. They'll also take a look at how local, provincial and national chambers, business owners and Canadians can work together to support local through the pandemic and into recovery. Learn More or Register

COVID-19 Government Measures for Business and Individuals

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As we move through this pandemic, the federal government has announced new programs and changes to funding that assist businesses and individuals. Join the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade as they break down how you can utilize these programs to keep your business running and find success as we move forward and hopefully soon see […]

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Building Resilience to Thrive

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The “Building Resilience to Thrive” online training program will offer relief to businesses and help mitigate the impacts of the COVID-19. About this Event The “Building Resilience to Thrive” online training program will offer relief to businesses and help mitigate the negative impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic by teaching them how to adapt their business […]

Business Insurance 101: Supporting Businesses During the Pandemic

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Canadian businesses are facing uncertain and challenging times. COVID-19 has had a devastating financial impact, and business owners continue to face new risks and challenges. When it comes to commercial insurance, many business owners are seeing their premiums rise and may be finding it increasingly difficult to get the appropriate insurance to meet their needs […]

What’s Next? Managing your business’s finances in 2021

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After a difficult year for entrepreneurs, the road to recovery is still filled with uncertainty. To face whatever the coming year may bring, now is the time to get your financial house in order. While the Canadian economy should grow by 4% to 5% in 2021, a full recovery would likely have to wait until […]

Economic Outlook Forum: The CEO Perspective

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Our region’s executive leaders provide their outlook on economic resiliency and recovery in B.C. and tell us how they will be making decisions in 2021, and what will really be affecting their bottom line. Learn More or Register

Economic Outlook Forum: Geopolitical Outlook

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This panel will look at the changing political landscapes, government efforts to support the economy, the outcome of the B.C. and U.S. elections, and Canadian federal politics to discuss what B.C.’s business community should expect in the year ahead. Learn More or Register

The New Art of Selling

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Rethinking Your Approach to Sales COURSE DESCRIPTION 2020 has been a year of change. Human interactions have rapidly shifted to socially distant, online environments and many businesses have had to pivot the new COVID economy. One of the biggest changes companies have had to adjust to is how to achieve sales in this quickly changing […]

Small Business Trends for 2021

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What You Need to Know for the New Year COURSE DESCRIPTION As we consign 2020 to the history books, thoughts inevitably turn to 2021 and the opportunities it will bring. There’s plenty of reasons for optimism in the coming year, with a return to normality on the horizon. What lessons can we learn from 2020? […]

TaxSense During COVID-19

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How Accessing Canadian Emergency Benefits Can Impact Your Taxes COURSE DESCRIPTION In this difficult climate, every dollar counts, and employers like yourself are looking to help their business and staff as much as possible. Join a representative from Loren Nancke Chartered Professional Accountants and learn from tax accountants on tax opportunities as well as tax […]

Debt Restructuring in Difficult Times

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An Alternative to Insolvency COURSE DESCRIPTION Against a backdrop of serious financial challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, many businesses are facing a difficult decision on their financial futures. If a permanent closure is something that has crossed your mind, have you considered debt restructuring options to help weather the storm? Small businesses have several […]

Scale up! How to use technology to boost your business’s efficiency

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A year of COVID-19 has made technology investments more important than ever for entrepreneurs who want to be more competitive and profitable. Eager to cut costs, speed up processes and reduce errors, more and more businesses are turning to technology for a solution. Yet investing in technology is only half the battle. To reap the […]

How to Launch Your Product in Today’s World

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Changing Retail Landscapes and Opportunities COURSE DESCRIPTION COVID-19 has spurred many changes affecting retail in BC, from disruptions to the supply chain to online shopping becoming more prevalent. At the same time though, initiatives like Shop Local and the transition of brick and mortar businesses to e-commerce are taking place. Now may be the best […]

Building a Stronger B.C. for Everyone

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Join Honourable Ravi Kahlon, Minister of Jobs, Economic Recovery and Innovation for a discussion about his key priorities for an innovative, sustainable and inclusion Economic Recovery Plan. Learn More or Register

Business Networking Skills for Success During COVID-19

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Networking and Connecting During COVID-19 COURSE DESCRIPTION COVID-19 and the need to maintain physical distancing has dramatically impacted on our ability to network and make new contacts. Don’t despair, there are still plenty of ways to make the connections you need for your business to succeed. Now is the perfect time to assess your network […]

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Building Resilience to Thrive

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The “Building Resilience to Thrive” online training program will offer relief to businesses and help mitigate the impacts of the COVID-19. About this Event The “Building Resilience to Thrive” online training program will offer relief to businesses and help mitigate the negative impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic by teaching them how to adapt their business […]

How to hold Productive Online Meetings

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Effective Virtual Meetings While Working From Home Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic many of us have depended on virtual meetings to connect with our colleagues and customers. Are you maximizing the time you spend on these calls? Whether it’s online or offline, we all want our meetings to be as productive and effective […]

Developing Talent at Distance

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Learning is a journey. As your organization evolves, the market adapts and new technology appears, your workforce needs to further develop its talent. How can distant learning be efficient? This webinar will address: Competencies that can be developed remotely Developing a distant learning plan Use of online training: With live facilitator ­Pre-recorded webinar style Learn […]

Cyberthreats: How to Protect Your Small Business

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Cybersecurity in the Age of COVID-19 COURSE DESCRIPTION Since the beginning of the pandemic, many businesses have quickly increased their online presence and remote operations. Unfortunately, this has led to a rapid increase in cyberattacks. Hackers have learned many small businesses often don’t have strong cybersecurity in place, and they represent a soft target. With […]

COVID-19 Workplace Health and Safety Update

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How Employers Can Prepare for the Next Stage of the Pandemic As mass vaccinations have begun in British Columbia, businesses are making plans for the return of more staff to the workplace, but questions remain about COVID measures like barriers, distancing, PPE and so forth. Chris Back from WorkSafeBC will cover health and safety planning […]

One-to-One Mentoring Program Application Intake

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For five days only, May 3 to 7 - apply online to be matched with an experienced entrepreneur for a six-month mentoring relationship in our One-to-One Mentoring program! What does a mentor do? A mentor is someone who knows the ups and downs of business ownership, who can help you develop your skills, make sense […]

Mental Health Tools and Resources for Small Business

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In recent years, workplace mental health has taken on greater importance for conscientious leaders. The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated this mindset, amplifying these ongoing struggles and heightening our awareness. As a small business owner or leader, you may feel at a disadvantage in coping with these challenges compared to larger organizations with more resources. This […]

The Shop Local Movement and Spending Trends

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The pandemic has shifted both the “what” and “why” of consumer spending. Shopping local is top of mind for all Canadians, but how can small business owners best reach customers as public health restrictions continue to evolve? Begin by understanding how the consumer’s mindset and behaviour have shifted. Learn more about what the Shop Local […]

2021 SMEs Economic Outlook

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As we shift from crisis to recovery with the accelerated rollout of vaccines, SMEs must strategically consider the impact COVID-19 has had on various aspects of their business to explore and plan for opportunities to ensure they succeed and thrive. Join Pierre Cléroux, Vice President, Research and Chief Economist of BDC for an overview of […]

Business Networking Skills for Success

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COVID-19 and the need to maintain physical distancing has dramatically impacted on our ability to network and make new contacts. Don’t despair, there are still plenty of ways to make the connections you need for your business to succeed. Now is the perfect time to assess your network and increase your connections so your business […]

Violence Prevention in the Workplace

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The COVID-19 pandemic has driven change and fueled stress in almost every corner of society. More than ever, employers need to be vigilant against violence in the workplace, while ensuring they provide a work site that’s safe for everyone. This begins with an assessment of the risk of violence, before determining the control measures that […]

COVID-19 Vaccines & The Workplace: Your Questions Answered

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Vaccine rollout has continued to accelerate across Canada, and with it comes growing optimism about a return to a semblance of normalcy. Nowhere is the excitement greater than in the tourism and hospitality industry. However, employers are asking how this new weapon in the fight against COVID-19 might impact their workplaces, including whether employers can […]

How to Adapt to a Cashless Society

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A lot has changed in the past year. One of the biggest changes businesses have seen is the rapid decline in the use of cash. As more business are forced to pivot – whether it’s to online, delivery or curbside – cashless payments have become the norm. As consumer behaviours are changing, credit card companies […]

Future of the Canada-U.S. Border

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Join us along with AmCham Canada for a dialogue with the Canadian Border Services Agency and U.S. Customs and Border Protection for a conversation with business executives on the post-pandemic future of the border as it relates to trusted trader and trusted traveller programs. The government-industry dialogue will: Enable businesses to hear from governments on […]

Women in Business Summit: Empowering an Inclusive Recovery

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Join the Canadian Chamber of Commerce for a day of panel discussions, candid session and spotlights that will harness the creativity of influencers, entrepreneurs, and business and community leaders in sharing and exploring the issues and opportunities that will both keep women in the workforce and further their advancement. From stories of resilience to conversations […]

Healthy and Safe Workplaces: Set Up Your Business for Success

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Whether you’re starting or growing your business, productivity and success are fundamentally tied to your team’s wellbeing and comfort. Do you understand the workplace from the perspective of your workers? How do you design health and safety into your workplace so your staff have the best chance at success? This webinar will help you understand […]

The Path to Truth and Reconciliation

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In June, we celebrate National Indigenous History Month to honour the history, heritage and diversity of Indigenous peoples in Canada. It is also an opportunity to recognize the strength and perseverance of Indigenous communities. Join us for a conversation with Chief Terry Teegee, Regional Chief of the British Columbia Assembly of First Nations, as he […]

Rebuilding Tourism in the Region

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The economic rebound of British Columbia hinges on the recovery of critical economic sectors such as tourism. As travel restrictions begin to lift and vaccination numbers continue to increase, the global demand for B.C.’s tourism increases as well. While British Columbia is eagerly ready to showcase what it has to offer to both locals and […]

The New Art of Selling

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2020 was a year of change. Human interactions have rapidly shifted to socially distant, online environments and many businesses have had to pivot the new COVID economy. One of the biggest changes companies have had to adjust to is how to achieve sales in this quickly changing world. Join us for this fast-paced and interactive […]

Long Road to Recovery: COVID’s Impacts on the Events Sector

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As more Canadians receive their first and second vaccine doses and the economy slowly reopens, issues and challenges will continue to persist in the hardest hit sectors. The events sector is expected to be one of the last sectors to reopen and recover, and the ongoing impacts are being felt not only in the events […]

2021: A Year of Economic Recovery

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Growing vaccination rates have allowed countries to reopen. Consumer and business confidence has improved, teeing up economic growth to accelerate in the second half of the year. Moderated by our own Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of Policy, Trevin Stratton, we will discuss: Inflation: picked up in the spring and the key question for […]

Heading Back to the Office: Adjusting to the New Normal

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A recent poll by market research firm Leger indicated that over half of Canadians are feeling anxious about resuming pre-pandemic activities, like working in an office. Businesses are also grappling with what a return to “normal” will look like as more of the population becomes vaccinated and restrictions begin to ease. Join us as we […]

Disaster Readiness 101

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Learn the seven things your business can do immediately to avoid being caught off-guard when an unexpected event interrupts your business' operations. This workshop will give you ideas and strategies to start implementing today to increase business resilience and post-disaster recovery. Learn More or Register

Disaster Readiness 101

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Learn the seven things your business can do immediately to avoid being caught off-guard when an unexpected event interrupts your business' operations. This workshop will give you ideas and strategies to start implementing today to increase business resilience and post-disaster recovery. Learn More or Register

BC’s Restart Panel: Trends and Observations for Small Business

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Announced in late May, BC’s Restart plan is a phased approach towards normalcy. As we reach certain criteria, the plan allows for larger social gatherings and increased business activities. But a lot of patterns and ways of doing things have formed since the pandemic. What are we seeing that may stick around after restrictions end? […]

Transitioning from COVID-19 to Communicable Disease Prevention in the Workplace

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Beginning with Step 3 of the provincial government’s BC Restart plan (as of July 1st), employers will no longer be required to maintain a COVID-19 Safety Plan, and will instead transition to communicable disease prevention. Chris Back, Director of OHS Consultation and Education Services, discusses the fundamental components of communicable disease prevention (CDP) and shares […]

Simplifying Access to Finance to Expand Your Business

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Join CAMSC's webinar discussion on understanding and accessing Business Credit Availability Program (BCAP), Canada Small Business Financing Loan (CSBFL) and Capital Loans during the Pandemic for small and medium businesses. During this event you will get to hear from the experts from Canada’s top institutions, as they share the most up-to-date information on accessing the […]

Business Networking Skills for Success

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COVID-19 and the need to maintain physical distancing has dramatically impacted on our ability to network and make new contacts. Don’t despair, there are still plenty of ways to make the connections you need for your business to succeed. Now is the perfect time to assess your network and increase your connections so your business […]

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