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January 2021

The New Art of Selling

January 25 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Webinar Canada

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 world. Join us for this fast-paced and interactive webinar where you’ll learn the changing approaches to selling, new customer behaviors, expectations, and technologies that consumers…

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First Nations Tax Exemptions: What You Need to Know

January 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Webinar Canada

Taxation and Indigenous Peoples COURSE DESCRIPTION In general, Indigenous people in Canada are required to pay taxes on the same basis as anyone else in Canada, except when the limited exemptions under Section 87 of the Indian Act apply. Join us for this informative webinar and learn the basics of tax exemptions for Indigenous Peoples. Presented by Mindy Wight CPA, National Leader of Indigenous Tax Services, this webinar will include an in-depth discussion on employment and business income for status…

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Market Research 2: Surveys and Focus Groups

January 26 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Webinar Canada

Primary Market Research to Understand Your Customer COURSE DESCRIPTION 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…

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TaxSense for Small Business

January 27 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Webinar Canada

Finding Tax Savings for Small Business COURSE DESCRIPTION Whether you are starting or looking to grow your business, the business structure you choose can have a massive impact on your profits and tax situation. Join a representative from Loren Nancke Chartered Professional Accountants and learn accounting essentials, responsibilities and dates involved with managing a small business. You’ll discover the deductions available to you, the tax benefits of each structure and discuss when it’s time for your small business to incorporate.…

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Small Business Trends for 2021

January 29 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Webinar Canada

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? Which of our COVID-19 pivots are likely to stick around? Join us for a fascinating panel discussion that gathers speakers from a wide variety of…

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February 2021

TaxSense During COVID-19

February 3 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Webinar Canada

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 impacts you need to know right now. WHAT WILL I LEARN? What to expect when employees claim home office expenses through the T2200 form CERB…

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Debt Restructuring in Difficult Times

February 3 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Webinar Canada

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 restructuring options available to them to stave off closure. However, in order to make the right decisions, you need to understand concepts and terms such…

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Creating Engaging Video Content Using Your Phone

February 9 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Webinar Canada

How to Reach Customers with Simple Videos From Your Phone COURSE DESCRIPTION If marketing has taught us anything in recent years it’s that customers love video content. Many business owners think it’s expensive and time-consuming to create this content but this is no longer the case. Thanks to the humble smartphone, professional-looking videos can be made quickly and easily. In the era of physical distancing, now is the perfect time for business owners to become comfortable with producing their own…

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How to Launch Your Product in Today’s World

February 9 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Webinar Canada

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 time for you to connect with retailers, get your foot in the door, and your products onto their shelves and their websites. Appealing product design,…

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How Much is Your Business Worth?

February 10 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Webinar Canada

How to Value a Business COURSE DESCRIPTION As small business owners approach retirement, or adjust to the realities of COVID-19, many are contemplating selling their businesses. As Warren Buffet once said, “Price is what you pay: Value is what you get.” In this seminar you’ll learn how businesses are valued, how buyers think, and practical tips for maximizing value. Join Liisa Atva, CPA and Chartered Business Valuator, and learn the basic principles of business valuation, which methods to use and…

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Building Your Export Plan

February 11 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Webinar Canada

A key element in planning to sell outside of B.C. is an export plan. It will assist you in establishing goals, clarifying your target market, and assessing the steps needed to expand your business footprint. Join us for this interactive seminar where we’ll help you craft an effective Export Plan, and answer your questions associated with planning to export to another province, or another country. WHAT WILL I LEARN? Discover online resources for market research and finding buyers or partners…

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Importing Regulations in Canada

February 12 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Webinar Canada

Canadian Importing Regulations in Detail COURSE DESCRIPTION Looking to import goods into Canada? Before you start, you need to know which regulations, standards and licenses apply to your products. It’s essential to have a clear understanding of which regulatory agencies are responsible for your industry, and how to manage pre-entry requirements, such as testing and labelling – before you start importing into Canada. This interactive session will bring together representatives from Small Business BC, Health Canada, the Competition Bureau and…

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Operations Management for Small Business

February 23 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Webinar Canada

How to Run a Business Effectively COURSE DESCRIPTION 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,…

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Business Networking Skills for Success During COVID-19

February 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Webinar Canada

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 and increase your connections so your business is well poised to benefit as our economy gradually reopens. Join Cathy Kuzel, Business Development Strategies and Advisor,…

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Trademarks, Copyright, Patents and More

February 26 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Webinar Canada

How to Protect Your Intellectual Property COURSE DESCRIPTION Do you know if the work you create belongs to you? Or how to prevent others from copying your ideas? Attend our Trademarks, Copyright, Patents and More seminar and hear from an intellectual property lawyer on the various forms of intellectual property protection and how they can safeguard your business. WHAT WILL I LEARN? Overview of Types of Intellectual Property - when to consider patent, trademark, copyright, or design protection Why geography…

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March 2021

Online Lead Generation for Small Business

March 2 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Webinar Canada

Drive Sales Leads Through Digital Marketing In these challenging times, it is more important than ever for small business owners to learn cost-effective ways to increase their sales leads and reach new customers. Thankfully, Digital Marketing has levelled the playing field for small businesses online. With the right tactics, businesses of all sizes can compete effectively online, reaching customers in several different places without breaking the bank. Join Ted Lau, Ballistic Arts, and learn practical, DIY tips for generating sales…

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Small Business BC Awards Nomination Deadline

March 7

Small Business BC is excited to share the news that nominations and voting are now underway for the 2021 Small Business BC Awards. With 2020 receding into memory, it’s time to recognize the hard work and achievements of small business owners across our province. For this year’s awards, they're offering six categories in total: Best Community Impact Best Immigrant Entrepreneur Best Innovation Best Solopreneur Best Youth Entrepreneur Premier’s People’s Choice Getting involved couldn’t be easier. If you’re a business owner,…

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Exporting for Artisans

March 9 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Webinar Canada

As an artisan in B.C., have you ever wondered what it would be like to export your craft to another province or country? You can respond to global enquiries by discovering how to start exporting. Learn the basics from shipping terms to regulations and grow your sales beyond B.C. in this interactive seminar. WHAT WILL I LEARN? Funding programs to sell globally Trade agreements that may reduce duties for your buyers Special requirements for exporting arts and crafts, such as…

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Creating a Website For Your Business

March 15 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Webinar Canada

Make Your Own Website 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…

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TaxSense for Incorporating Your Business

March 16 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Webinar Canada

Tax Benefits from Incorporating COURSE DESCRIPTION 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…

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Steps to Incorporate Your Business

March 16 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Webinar Canada

Key considerations for incorporation COURSE DESCRIPTION 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…

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Market Research 1: Find Business Data and Insights

March 24 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Webinar Canada

Secondary Market Research That Works For You COURSE DESCRIPTION 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…

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Privacy Law: Navigating Regulations and Avoiding Breaches

March 29 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Webinar Canada

How to Protect Your Business and Comply with Privacy Regulations COURSE DESCRIPTION Since March, many small businesses have moved to remote working, empowering employees to work from home where possible. Unfortunately, this has created an environment where data breaches and unintended privacy leaks have become all too common. Join Marilyn Sing for this informative and fast-paced webinar and learn the key points of BC’s Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA). You’ll discover what businesses must do to comply with PIPA, the…

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Cyberthreats: How to Protect Your Small Business

March 29 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Webinar Canada

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 2020 on track to set records for cybercrime, is your business sufficiently protected? Join cybersecurity expert, Jeremy Colwell, for this informative webinar and learn best…

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Market Research 2: Surveys and Focus Groups

March 31 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Webinar Canada

Primary Market Research to Understand Your Customer COURSE DESCRIPTION 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…

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