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November 2020

TaxSense for Small Business

November 3 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 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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Business Mapping: Developing a Smart Business Model

November 9 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Webinar Canada

Mastering the Business Model Canvas COURSE DESCRIPTION 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…

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Understanding the WorkSafeBC Claims Process

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

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 Elise Kobylanski, WorkSafeBC, for this webinar and receive an overview of the life cycle of a WorkSafeBC claim and key return-to-work best practices for employers.…

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Emerging Trends in Small Business

November 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Webinar Canada

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 have found ways to make our “new normal” work for their customers. Many of these changes are likely to stay. Join SBBC for this informative…

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Marketing for Small Business

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

Marketing Strategy for Small Business Marketing for Small Business COURSE DESCRIPTION You know what your small business has to offer, but how do you get that message across to potential customers? Marketing is the single most effective way to spread the word. Presented by Mary Charleson, Charleson Communications, Marketing for Small Business will help you focus on what your unique value proposition is and how to communicate your message effectively. You’ll learn about the most effective marketing tools, the changing…

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Basics of Workplace Health and Safety

November 19 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Webinar Canada

Health and Safety Essentials for Small Business COURSE DESCRIPTION During the startup phase, entrepreneurs devote countless hours to honing their business plan, securing their financials and all the other tasks needed to get a business off the ground. Unfortunately, health and safety often goes neglected, with many business owners commencing operation without a health and safety plan. Join Sat Combow, WorkSafeBC, and discover your requirements with regards to workplace health and safety; from an employer’s rights and responsibilities, to a…

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Social Media for Small Business

November 19 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Webinar Canada

Using Social Media for Success COURSE DESCRIPTION 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?…

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Negotiating Contracts: Get the Right Deal

November 20 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Webinar Canada

Negotiation Skills for Small Business COURSE DESCRIPTION Contracts form the backbone of the business world. And, throughout your small business life, you’ll be faced with numerous client and supplier contracts. Understanding the common legal terms you’ll face, as well as the key strategies to employ, will help you in negotiating contracts for your small business. Join Brian Rudy, Synergy Business Lawyers and learn strategic contract negotiation methods and the key terms in contract law to understand. Types of contracts covered…

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Trademarks, Copyright, Patents and More

November 20 @ 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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How Much is Your Business Worth?

November 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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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Debt Restructuring in Difficult Times

November 24 @ 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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November 25 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Webinar Canada

Search Engine Marketing (SEM) to Attract More Customers COURSE DESCRIPTION Google Ads and SEM (Search Engine Marketing) have the potential to showcase your business to a whole new audience. Are you taking advantage? In this informative and fast-paced webinar, you’ll learn the basics of how SEM can drive traffic to your website and add an effective weapon to your marketing mix. You’ll discover how pay-per-click advertising works, and best practices for creating eye-catching, relevant ads that draw customers to your…

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Market Research 1: Find Business Data and Insights

November 25 @ 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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Violence Prevention in the Workplace

November 26 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Webinar Canada

How to Minimize the Risk of Violence at Your Workplace COURSE DESCRIPTION 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 are in place to protect the health and safety of workers. Join Jacqueline…

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Marketing and Branding for Indigenous Businesses

November 26 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Webinar Canada

How to Incorporate First Nations Art in Branding COURSE DESCRIPTION Storytelling has always held a special place in Indigenous culture. At its most basic level, branding is storytelling. It allows a business owner to communicate exactly what their business is, and why a customer should be interested in it. Join us for this informative webinar and learn the foundations of branding and marketing, with a focus on Indigenous businesses. From visuals and colours, to logos and design tools, attendees will…

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Cybersecurity Advice to Protect Your Business

November 30 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Webinar Canada

Digital Security for Businesses COURSE DESCRIPTION Digital Security is a key part of protecting your business in today’s increasingly connected world. As small businesses like yours move operations, sales, communications and data online — particularly in response to the COVID-19 pandemic — if you are not ensuring appropriate protections, the risk of serious damage to your reputation and livelihood continues to grow. Join Sukhmani Dev, Head of Digital Payments & Cybersecurity Solutions for Mastercard Canada, and learn practical and actionable…

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December 2020

Pricing Strategies: Pricing and Costing Your Product

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

How to Price a Product for Success COURSE DESCRIPTION Whatever business you are in, your pricing strategy is one of the most important decisions you will face. Setting a price that is too high, or too low, will – at best – stifle your business’ growth prospects. At worst, it could seriously damage your sales and cash flow. Mixing a marketing and financial focus, our pricing strategies seminar will get to the heart of how pricing plays an important part…

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Business Planning for Developing Businesses

December 1 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Webinar Canada

Business Growth Strategies and Tools COURSE DESCRIPTION Starting a business is tough. Growing a business sustainably can be even tougher. That’s why business strategy is so important for sustained growth. Build your growth plan and transition successfully to the next stage of business by attending this fascinating seminar hosted by Bill Erichson, Pacific Training Innovations. You’ll learn how building the right strategy will help you avoid the pitfalls of growing too quickly or too slowly, and how your current business…

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Market Research 2: Surveys and Focus Groups

December 4 @ 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 Incorporating Your Business

December 8 @ 9:00 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

December 8 @ 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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Creating Your Business Pitch

December 9 @ 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Webinar Canada

How to Write and Deliver Your Elevator Pitch COURSE DESCRIPTION Your business idea might be the Next Big Thing, but you need to get the word out first. Whether you’re telling friends and family, or looking for investment dollars, your start-up pitch will be essential to your success. Join Dylan Hrycyshen, Small Business BC Business Planning Advisor, for this informative session on crafting your business pitch. You’ll begin with practicing a thirty-second pitch and leave with an improved elevator pitch…

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January 2021

Supplying Professional Services to the Government of Canada

January 14, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Webinar Canada

Provide Services to the Federal Government COURSE DESCRIPTION The Government of Canada is one of the largest purchasers of goods and services in the country. Each year, the federal government spends up to $25 billion on goods, services, and construction. This seminar will help you understand more about how the Government of Canada purchases professional services and the use of standing offers and supply arrangements. We will cover how to register your business in the Centralized Professional Services System (CPSS)…

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