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May 2021

Small Business Payroll: How to Make the Right Choices

May 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Webinar Canada

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 the basics, this webinar will help you unravel and understand the complexities of your small business payroll process so you can focus on growing your…

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June 2021

Agrifood Exporting to the Pacific Northwest, USA Series

June 1 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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One event on June 1, 2021 at 9:30 am

Webinar Canada

This webinar is a free two-part interactive series and will inform food producers and processors of the opportunities and challenges of selling their products in the United States. Presented by Export Navigator and Chris Legler of Axios Growth Consulting, this webinar will teach you how to position your products to American consumers, ways to approach the market, and how to gain visibility with distributors, agents and consumers. Part 1, May 26 9:30am – 11:00am Overview: Orientation of the US market…

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How to Drive More Traffic to Your Website

June 2 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Webinar Canada

93% of online experiences begin with a search engine. Understanding how to improve your visibility in Google and other search engines is crucial for driving traffic to your website. Learn free online tools to find out who your website visitors are, what they’re searching for, and how you can get more visitors and paying customers. This seminar will provide you with an overview of the digital ecosystem including search engines and analytics. Join our digital marketing expert Warren Thompson, Co-Founder…

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The Shop Local Movement and Spending Trends

June 3 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Webinar Canada

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 Movement means for small businesses, as well as digital tools and strategies to adapt, while accommodating public health measures during COVID. Join Kelly McBain, Senior…

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TaxSense for Incorporating Your Business

June 8 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Webinar Canada

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

June 8 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Webinar Canada

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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Business Networking Skills for Success

June 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Webinar Canada

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, and learn key tips for leveraging your…

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How to Manage Debt and Deal with Creditors

June 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Webinar Canada

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 your business entails, as well as informal options you may have at your disposal. Having a system and structure to move beyond your current difficulties…

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Violence Prevention in the Workplace

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

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 Holmes, WorkSafeBC, and receive an overview of legislation in BC designed to…

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Importing Regulations in Canada

June 11 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Webinar Canada

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 the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. Webinar attendees…

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The New Art of Selling

June 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Webinar Canada

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 behaviours, expectations, and technologies that consumers have adopted. In this special International Women’s…

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Creating Engaging Video Content Using Your Phone

June 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Webinar Canada

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 video content. All that’s needed is a smartphone and a good idea.…

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How to Launch Your Product in Today’s World

June 15 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Webinar Canada

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, a powerful brand story, and pricing strategies…

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How to Adapt to a Cashless Society

June 17 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Webinar Canada

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 have shifted their fee structure to limit risk and reward secure transactions. These changes affect your bottom line as a small business, so it pays…

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Indigenous Peoples Day: A Celebration of Small Businesses

June 18 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Webinar Canada

In advance of National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21, 2021, let’s celebrate the heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding achievements of First Nations in BC, with a special focus on entrepreneurs and small businesses! This webinar will cover how Indigenous businesses reflect Indigenous worldviews, cultural values, and ways of life. We will play, explore, and share some of our favourite examples. Join Erika Doehring, Gwich’in granddaughter and together we will foster community, celebrate Indigenous peoples and our successes, and highlight…

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Pricing Strategies: Pricing and Costing Your Product

June 22 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Webinar Canada

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 of your strategy for business success. Join Bill Erichson,…

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Business Planning for Developing Businesses

June 22 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Webinar Canada

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 activities have placed a barrier on your…

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How Much is Your Business Worth?

June 23 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Webinar Canada

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 how to apply them. Knowing how much…

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Get Started with Email Marketing

June 23 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Webinar Canada

Email Marketing makes money. In fact, a recent study showed that for every $1 you spend on email marketing, you can expect an average return of $38. Find out what you need to start an effective email marketing campaign and reach your target audience via their email inbox. WHAT WILL I LEARN? How to integrate email into your overall marketing strategy Choose the best platform for your email marketing Understand the components of a successful email campaign Determine the success…

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Healthy and Safe Workplaces: Set Up Your Business for Success

June 24 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Webinar Canada

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 how you can implement appropriate controls to improve performance and also, prevent injuries and disease in the workplace. Learn how to involve your team in…

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Market Research: Find Business Data and Insights

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

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 webinar will leave you ready to…

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The New Art of Selling

June 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Webinar Canada

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 webinar where you’ll learn the changing approaches to selling, new customer behaviours, expectations, and technologies that consumers have adopted. WHAT WILL I LEARN? How to…

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Online Lead Generation for Small Business

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

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 leads online. You’ll learn cost-effective digital…

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Keys to Creating a Successful Learning Experience to Engage Your Participants

June 30 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Webinar Canada

In our rapidly changing world, lifelong learning has become essential in the workplace and in business. Whether you’re leading training for employees or hosting workshops for adult learners, a successful learning experience will engage the participants and increase retention. Whatever your reason is to design an effective learning experience, and whether it’s in person or online, there are some common foundational principles and strategies you can use every time. Join Beth Cougler Blom in this interactive session and gain tools…

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July 2021

Market Research: Surveys and Focus Groups

July 13 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Webinar Canada

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. WHAT WILL I LEARN? The difference between quantitative and qualitative data How to determine your business viability Uncover successful methods of collecting data Identify the key questions to ask when conducting Market Research Take away…

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How to Protect Your Business From Fraud

July 15 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Webinar Canada

When closing up shop for the day you’d typically activate your alarm and lock your doors to keep your business safe. Now, as many businesses have transitioned to the 24/7 world of e-commerce, keeping your business safe means protecting yourself in a whole new way. Does your business have the right tools in place to protect against e-commerce fraud? Not taking payments face-to-face means more flexible ways of doing business, but also a greater risk of fraudulent activity. However there…

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Privacy Law: Navigating Regulations and Avoiding Breaches

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

Since the pandemic, 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 regulator’s role and the consequences relating to non-compliance. The session will…

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August 2021

Performance Management in the Workplace

August 5 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Webinar Canada

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 of your staff. Presented by Thao Tran, Senior Advisor of Human Resource Business at ADP, this session covers best practices for consistent assessment and feedback.…

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