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August 2020

Social Media for Small Business

August 11 @ 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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Back to Business Goal Setting Workshop

August 12 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on August 12, 2020 at 10:00 am

Webinar Canada

Succeeding in the New Normal for Business COURSE DESCRIPTION Businesses across Canada are coming to terms with a vastly changed landscape. In many aspects, the old way of doing things has been discarded, and the transition to the “new normal” is filled with many challenges. The key to succeeding in these times is to be prepared, know the obstacles you’re likely to face, and set goals that will enable you to move forward. With so many strategic decisions to be…

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Retail Ready: How to Get Your Product Into Stores

August 12 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Webinar Canada

Make Your Goods Retail Ready COURSE DESCRIPTION Are you ready to take your product to retail? Getting your product onto store shelves can be challenging and costly, especially if you don’t understand the pitfalls. Get started by learning about product design and how to tell your brand’s story in a way that resonates with retailers and consumers. This seminar will also focus on setting the correct retail price for your product and determining suitable sales channels to pursue your ideal…

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Market Research 2: Surveys and Focus Groups

August 13 @ 10:30 am - 2:00 pm

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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Negotiating Contracts: Get the Right Deal

August 18 @ 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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Creating Your Business Pitch

August 20 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Webinar Canada

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 and plans for a slide deck presentation aimed…

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Creating Professional Video Content Using Your Phone

August 26 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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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September 2020

COVID Safety and Energy Efficiency for Your Small Business

September 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Webinar Canada

How to Cut Energy Costs in a Safe and Efficient Way COURSE DESCRIPTION During COVID-19, business owners have been looking at different ways to cut costs and become more efficient. What if it was possible to achieve this goal while helping to reduce transmission of COVID-19 at the same time? Delivered by Sam Thomas, Principal and Kootenay Branch Manager of Prism Engineering, and Tiago Pereira, Energy Solutions Manager at FortisBC, attendees will learn practical steps for making the workplace safer,…

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Trademarks, Copyright, Patents and More

September 2 @ 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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Pricing Strategies: Pricing and Costing Your Product

September 8 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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

September 8 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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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TaxSense for Small Businesses

September 9 @ 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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Business Mapping: Developing a Smart Business Model

September 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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Market Research 1: Find Business Data and Insights

September 14 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

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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TaxSense for Incorporating Your Business

September 15 @ 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

September 15 @ 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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Importing Regulations in Canada

September 18 @ 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 labeling – 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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Retail Ready: How to Get Your Product Into Stores

September 30 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on August 12, 2020 at 1:00 pm

Webinar Canada

Make Your Goods Retail Ready COURSE DESCRIPTION Are you ready to take your product to retail? Getting your product onto store shelves can be challenging and costly, especially if you don’t understand the pitfalls. Get started by learning about product design and how to tell your brand’s story in a way that resonates with retailers and consumers. This seminar will also focus on setting the correct retail price for your product and determining suitable sales channels to pursue your ideal…

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October 2020

Business Networking Skills for Success

October 6 @ 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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Sales Strategies for Small Business

October 6 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Webinar Canada

How to Increase Sales COURSE DESCRIPTION How important are sales strategies for small business? Well, finding new customers to buy your product or service is central to the sales process. If you do, your business will grow, and you’ll reap the rewards. So, how do you find them? Join Cathy Kuzel, Business Development Strategist and Coach and learn how the sales cycle affects your business, where to find new business and the importance of building lasting customer relationships. WHAT WILL…

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Government Funding for International Growth

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

Accessing government resources for exporting COURSE DESCRIPTION If you are looking to expand your sales outside of Canada, there are government programs available to help. This seminar will explore programs that split the cost of attending virtual trade events, establishing new research and development collaborations with foreign partners, and conducting market research to find new international customers for your products or services. This seminar features speakers from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, B.C. Ministry of Agriculture, and Global Affairs Canada Trade…

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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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