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March 2020

Business Networking Skills for Success

March 3 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Webinar or Small Business BC, 601 W Cordova St
Vancouver, BC Canada
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Social media, digital advertising and your own website provide an invaluable online presence, but good old-fashioned in-person networking remains the single most effective way to put your business on the map. Our Business Networking Skills for Success seminar provides an invaluable primer on building these face-to-face skills. Join Cathy Kuzel, Business Development Strategist and Coach, and learn how to leverage your networks to maximize your in-person meetings. This interactive seminar will teach you how to create strong relationships and avoid…

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Business Mapping: Developing a Smart Business Model

March 4 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Webinar or Small Business BC, 601 W Cordova St
Vancouver, BC Canada
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Struggling with the complexities of a business plan? Business mapping helps to deconstruct the formal elements of a business plan, simplifying a lot of the information into bite-sized pieces. It covers the same aspects as a more traditional business plan, without going into as much granular detail. Join Dylan Hrycyshen, Small Business BC as he provides you with a lean start-up canvas for developing a new business that segments your potential enterprise into nine easy to understand chunks. WHAT WILL…

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Breaking Barriers to Growth for Women Entrepreneurs: Supporting Female Entrepreneurship and Business Growth

March 5 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Webinar or Small Business BC, 601 W Cordova St
Vancouver, BC Canada
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In 2019, Women’s Enterprise Centre surveyed their clients and found 49 per cent didn’t know how to maximize the growth and potential of their business. Only 2 per cent of women-owned businesses reach revenues of $1 million, while only 29 per cent of women surveyed reported being satisfied with reaching their business goals. Amid these figures one thing becomes clear. There’s a gap between women entrepreneurs’ economic potential and their achievement. It’s time to bridge that gap. In celebration of…

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Waterfront Chats – Women’s Day: Championing Female Entrepreneurship

March 5 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Small Business BC, 601 West Cordova Street
Vancouver, BC Canada
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Women's Enterprise Centre is excited to be a panelist at this event on Women's Day at Small Business BC! Join our fireside chat as we hear from Melanie Rupp of Women's Enterprise Centre, Lanna Lucas from Hunter Browns and Marissa Bergeron of Eat the Dishes. They’ll talk through their struggles and challenges as a women entrepreneur and give recommendations on the best way to get started, navigating the business landscape and how to grow. If you're looking to start a…

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Blogging to Promote Your Business

March 9 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Webinar or Small Business BC, 601 W Cordova St
Vancouver, BC Canada
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Blogging allows a business to easily create and share valuable and relevant content with their target audience. Whether it’s blogging, social media or newsletters, content marketing is critical for entrepreneurs looking to promote their business in a budget-conscious manner. Join Ashley “WriterGal” Doan, Writergal Marketing Services, and learn how to increase visitors to your site organically and keep them there longer by publishing great content. Takeaways from this interactive session include a workbook containing a content calendar, a content recycling…

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Creating Google Ads for Your Business

March 10 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Webinar or Small Business BC, 601 W Cordova St
Vancouver, BC Canada
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Creating Google Ads for Your Business is one of the most effective ways to drive traffic and grow your digital marketing efforts. This Pay-Per-Click (PPC) platform enables you to create relevant (and highly searchable) ads to form part of your varied approach to online marketing beyond SEO, SEM and other means to generate organic web traffic. Finding it hard to get your website noticed? Join Vanessa Pintea, Pintaya Consulting and learn how this measurable and targeted digital advertising platform can…

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Social Media for Small Business

March 10 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Webinar or Small Business BC, 601 W Cordova St
Vancouver, BC Canada
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While it’s amazing for catching up with old friends, social media can also be a huge driver of traffic and attention to your small business. And, just because you know what social media is, does not mean you necessarily understand how to use social media to grow and develop your business. This workshop focuses on understanding social media for small business, what it is and how it’s connecting people. WHAT WILL I LEARN? The different social media platforms and their…

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Taxsense for Incorporating Your Business

March 17 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Webinar or Small Business BC, 601 W Cordova St
Vancouver, BC Canada
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The act of incorporating your small business creates a legal entity that’s separate from its shareholders or members. In many situations it can lead to lower taxes for the business owner, thanks to a range of tax benefits only available to incorporated businesses. Join a representative from Loren Nancke Chartered Professional Accountants and learn how a registered corporation can help separate you from your business, or partners, while optimizing tax benefits and efficiencies. WHAT WILL I LEARN? The different small…

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Steps to Incorporate Your Business

March 17 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Webinar or Small Business BC, 601 W Cordova St
Vancouver, BC Canada
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As a small business owner, the realities of your legal and tax situation will change as your company grows. Incorporating offers a business structure with many advantages you might not have considered. Join Dana Gordon, Benchmark Law Corporation, and learn about the benefits of incorporating, how to incorporate your business and legal tips to help you with “life after incorporation”. This seminar is ideal for anyone who wants to get incorporated properly within BC and learn how to carry on…

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Market Research 1: Find Business Data and Insights

March 19 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Webinar or Small Business BC, 601 W Cordova St
Vancouver, BC Canada
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As an entrepreneur, it’s vital to conduct market research before making important decisions. Analyzing available data allows you to understand your target market, conduct a competitor analysis, view market trends and enhance your business operations. Join Small Business BC’s Market Research Analyst, Mark Eversfield, as he explains how secondary market research can help you make an informed decision about the viability of your business idea by tapping into already existing market data. This interactive and hands-on seminar will leave you…

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How to Create an Authentic Brand

March 25 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Webinar or Small Business BC, 601 W Cordova St
Vancouver, BC Canada
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A brand consists of much more than just a logo. In fact, it’s just one aspect of a true branding strategy. Want to appear as professional and well-polished as a much bigger company? It all begins with your branding. Small businesses often struggle with building a brand. The good news is, there are simple steps an entrepreneur can take to get started. Join us and learn how to create a brand strategy that resonates with your audience and remains authentic…

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Market Research 2: Surveys and Focus Groups

March 26 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Webinar or Small Business BC, 601 W Cordova St
Vancouver, BC Canada
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Primary market research helps to take the guesswork out of important business decisions. Harnessing tools like surveys and focus groups, it can tell you how much your clients will spend, what motivates them to buy, and a greater understanding of customer needs and pain points. Join Mark Eversfield, Small Business BC’s Market Research Analyst, as he teaches you effective tools for collecting primary market research. WHAT WILL I LEARN? The difference between quantitative and qualitative data How to determine your…

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Creating a Website for Your Business

March 30 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Webinar or Small Business BC, 601 W Cordova St
Vancouver, BC Canada
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Thinking of creating a website for your business? WordPress websites make up almost 30% of the internet and it was recently named the world’s fastest growing Content Management System (CMS). Similar to Shopify, Wix and Squarespace, WordPress offers a free-to-install, flexible and simple interface to make the most of your business website. Join Simon Rai, Raize Digital, and take an interactive step-by-step tour of WordPress and leave with a basic website of your own. Getting started is easier than you…

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April 2020

Operations Management for Small Business

April 17 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Webinar or Small Business BC, 601 W Cordova St
Vancouver, BC Canada
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Running a small business can sometimes seem like putting together a piece of furniture. You’ve got lots of little parts that slot together to make the whole but how can you build it without a set of instructions? Operations Management can provide the necessary direction. Join us for this seminar and explore how you can determine who does what, where, when, how and most importantly – why? You’ll learn how to plan, set up and manage your small business operations,…

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