Performance Management in the Workplace

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Performance management helps employees realize their full potential and employers align individual performance to organizational goals. Implementing effective performance management is something all business owners should invest time in, but it can be a challenging process. Join us for this informative webinar session and understand how to streamline the process and support the continuous development […]

Operations Management for Small Business

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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 […]

Reach More Customers with the Right Marketing Mix

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Generating traffic to your physical or digital store is key to growing your business, so finding the right customers and reaching them is always top of mind. We’ll help you identify the ideal customer who is most likely to buy from you, develop an effective marketing campaign to drive awareness, increase your customer base, and […]

Business Mapping: Developing a Smart Business Model

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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 John Baxter, Small Business BC as he […]

Steps to Setting Up Your Online Store

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It’s never been easier to set up an online store. Whether you are just getting started, transitioning your store online, or you already have an online store that needs to be optimized for increased orders, establishing a strong online presence is the first step on your e-commerce journey. Gain insights and tips on different selling […]

From Shipping to Returns: Keys to E-Commerce Success

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Shipping and delivery are extensions of your customer experience. Once a customer clicks ‘buy’, it is your job to fulfill, ship and deliver their purchase through a seamless end-to-end experience. When done right, your operations can help save you time, money and stress, and they can boost your customers’ satisfaction. Gain insights and tips on […]

Creating a Website for Your Business

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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, […]

Social Media for Small Business

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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 […]

How to Manage Debt and Deal with Creditors

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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 as incorporation, personal guarantees, secured vs unsecured creditors, deemed trusts, forbearance, insolvency, receivership and bankruptcy. Join Jonathan McNair CPA, and discover what a formal restructuring of […]

How to Launch Your Product in Today’s World

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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, […]

Trademarks, Copyright, Patents and More

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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 […]

Key Tips for Building a Performance-Based Culture

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Hailed as the father of modern business management, Peter Drucker once stated “If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it.” While Drucker’s words were seen as innovative in his day, those ideas have slowly seeped into the mainstream, forming the foundation of modern management. As a small business leader, key metrics can improve your […]

How to Grow Your Business on Amazon

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As someone who may be familiar with the basics of how to sell on Amazon, it’s time to learn about ways to grow your business. Growing as a seller involves expanding your selection, driving traffic to your products, increasing your reach, and delivering a great customer experience. This webinar will cover these topics and introduce […]

How Much is Your Business Worth?

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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, […]

The Foundation of Payroll

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As a small business grows, its payroll needs change and become more complex. At a time when entrepreneurs are trying to focus on growth, this process brings stresses and challenges. The good news is, help is at hand. Whether you have an established payroll department, or you’re hiring your first employee and need to understand […]

TaxSense for Incorporating Your Business

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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 […]

Steps to Incorporate Your Business

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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 […]

TaxSense for Small Business

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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, […]

Creating Engaging Video Content Using Your Phone

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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 […]

Online Lead Generation for Small Business

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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 […]

Market Research: Find Business Data & Insights

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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 […]

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 […]

Market Research: Surveys and Focus Groups

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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 […]

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