Navigating Your Business to Recovery

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Have questions about navigating through the government support programs? Want to learn more about e-commerce and cyber-security? Or maybe you have questions about labour laws during the pandemic? Join this packed webinar to hear from experts on all these topics to help you navigate to recovery. Navigating government support programs Focus on leveraging online in […]

Next for B.C.: Andrew Wilkinson Talks COVID-19, Economic Recovery

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You won't want to miss out on this months Okanagan College exclusive digital town hall discussion on Tuesday, July 28th at 12:00PM, with B.C. Liberal Leader, Andrew Wilkinson. Join Okanagan College to discuss the effects of COVID-19 on provincial politics and the economy as well as what the opposition leader believes British Columbia's recovery should […]

Secret to Generating Revenue

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Generating revenue may seem secretive and elusive, but it doesn’t have to stay that way. In this workshop, learn the step-by-step process that will freshen your perspective and help you generate more income. Chris Holland teaches you the model that successful entrepreneurs, corporations, and social enterprises use to generate income. Come for the process, leave […]

Operations Management for Small Business

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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 […]

Business Recovery Series: Immersive Training Simulations

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If your business provides training then you will want to learn about immersive training simulations that are transforming learning. Learners report being more engaged and have a measurably deeper understanding of the course material. Training times are being significantly reduced saving business money while core competency is notably higher. Join Virtro's Lee Brighton as she […]

Creating Professional Video Content Using Your Phone

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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 […]

International e-Commerce Essentials

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Women’s Enterprise Centre is a proud Marketing Partner of the International e-Commerce Essentials! BREAK into new global markets online New trade agreements and a competitive Canadian dollar make it an ideal time to extend your company's reach through the export of goods and services online. World Trade Centre Vancouver is pleased to present International e-Commerce […]

Branding for Restarting Your Business (& Beyond)

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Brand Strategy in Changing Times COURSE DESCRIPTION We’re living in an unprecedented era for businesses. As entrepreneurs slowly reopening and scale up their operations, they do so with a mixture of hope and anxiety. Throughout this challenging period, businesses must adapt their brand and messaging to match the prevailing mood. Now is not the time […]

International e-Commerce Essentials

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Women’s Enterprise Centre is a proud Marketing Partner of the International e-Commerce Essentials! BREAK into new global markets online New trade agreements and a competitive Canadian dollar make it an ideal time to extend your company's reach through the export of goods and services online. World Trade Centre Vancouver is pleased to present International e-Commerce […]

Strategic Planning for Business Growth

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Join SBBC as they speak with Business Planning Advisor, Laura Aveledo, on the services offered at Small Business BC as well as how to pivot your business strategically during the reopening phase. Learn More or Register

Creating a Website for Your Business

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Make Your Own Website COURSE DESCRIPTION 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 […]

Lunch n’ Learn: Getting Started as a Young Female Founder

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Lunch n' learn panel on how to jumpstart your entrepreneurial career as a young woman! Presented by LOI and FLIK. About this Event FLIK and LOI are teaming up to bring you this lunch n' learn - a totally FREE event so RSVP ASAP! They are bringing together four young female founders on a panel […]

Business Networking Skills for Success

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How to Network and Make Valuable Connections COURSE DESCRIPTION Social media, digital advertising and your own website provide an invaluable online presence, but good old-fashioned in-person networking remains the single most effective way to put your business on the map. Our Business Networking Skills for Success seminar provides an invaluable primer on building these face-to-face […]

Online Community Organizing and Coalition Leadership in a Pandemic

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The COVID-19 pandemic has shed light on multiple local and global injustices based on racism, ableism, sexism, classism, and more. Even in a rich country such as Canada, we see significant inequities in support and access to basic necessities such as food, personal safety, education, safe housing, and health care. The common phrase, "we're all […]

Building a Resilient and Thriving Organizational Culture

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COVID-19 has introduced a new level of stress to all organizations, with so many of us adjusting to a new way of living and working. Many people, while feeling stressed and struggling to find a new work/life balance, will resort to common, but unsustainable, coping practices such as working harder and longer. Some react to […]

Celebrating and Supporting Indigenous Entrepreneurship

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In celebration of National Indigenous People’s Day, Small Business BC will be profiling a number of Indigenous business owners and Initiatives on their journeys, experiences, as well as perspectives of the current climate. Join us, as we gather to discuss how we can support our Indigenous communities and the resources that are available. Speakers (more […]

Steps to Incorporate Your Business

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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 […]

Taxsense for Incorporating Your Business

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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 […]

Strategize Your Health & Safety Communication Plan

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Keeping Staff & Customers Safe During COVID-19 COURSE DESCRIPTION Things have changed dramatically for businesses as a result of COVID-19. Alongside your regularly scheduled marketing, customers also expect to hear how you plan to keep them safe. Have you factored this into your communication plan? Marketing in the age of COVID-19 requires a delicate balancing […]

B.C.’s Restart Plan: Working with B.C. business on the road to economic recovery

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Join the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade for a virtual event about the Province’s restart plan with Deputy Premier and Finance Minister Carole James. Hear from the Finance Minister about the phased approach to restart and recovery in our province and participate in a Q&A. Learn More or Register

Operations Management for Small Business

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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 […]

BCFB Town Hall – The Now Normal Future

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Now is the time to shift focus to the ‘now normal’ – and grasp the opportunities that arise from disruption. Radically accelerate your plans to be better positioned in this new future. Join the BC Food & Beverage for a Virtual Town Hall on Thursday, June 11th from 11:15AM-12:15PM, with Ian Proudfoot, KPMG’s Global Head […]

Market Research 1: Find Business Data and Insights

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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 […]

The Retail Council of Canada on Opening Your Business while Protecting Customers & Employees

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Join the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce for this week's Business Smarts Online webinar where you will hear first hand insights from the Retail Council of Canada and the Downtown Kelowna Association. The conversation will center around those in the retail industry who now must reconsider their operations and policies; including steps they can take to […]

Business Mapping: Developing a Smart Business Model

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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 […]

How to Create an Authentic Brand

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Tips for Building an Effective Brand Strategy COURSE DESCRIPTION A brand consists of much more than just a logo. In fact, it’s just one aspect of a true branding strategy. Want to appear as professional and well-polished as a much bigger company? It all begins with your branding. Small businesses often struggle with building a […]

Canada’s Free Trade Agreements and B.C.’s Venture Capital Tax Credit Program

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Are you wondering how to reduce your costs when selling in Canada or abroad? Are you a start-up or small business looking to raise capital? In this practical and interactive info-session, the BC government explains what’s there for you in Canada’s domestic and international free trade agreements and how to access B.C.’s Small Business Venture […]

COVID-19 Financial Program: Understanding BC’s Regional Relief and Recover Fund (RRRF)

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On April 17, 2020, the Government of Canada announced the Regional Relief and Recovery Funds (RRRF). Join SBBC, as they speak with Community Futures BC, on how small businesses can take advantage of this program, which specifically target small businesses and rural communities across the country. We will cover the following topics: How to access […]

COVID 19: Manage Your Cash Flow and Ramp Up for Business

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Cash flow management is a key business success factor at any time, but it's especially important during an economic crisis. A new webinar from Export Development Canada (EDC) and the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC), COVID 19: Manage your cash flow and ramp up for business, will show you the cash-flow strategies that will […]

Business Smarts Webinar – Key Considerations for Adapting to the New Normal

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In this session, the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce plans to uncover three primary areas where you may be rethinking your future operations, these could impact forecasting, staffing, IT investments, and risk management. We want to explore the possibilities, potential barriers and alternative solutions. Topics to cover: Business Modelling and the New Reality Digital Solutions and […]

HR Action Items for Reopening Your Business

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How to Help Staff Adjust to a Transformed Workplace COURSE DESCRIPTION As restrictions ease and some businesses are allowed to reopen, business owners face the challenge of rehiring staff or reorienting them to new policies and procedures. As an employer or manager, you will have to figure out how to re-engage with employees who were […]

Creating Professional Video Content Using Your Phone

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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 […]

Business Smarts Webinar – Protecting Yourself from Fraud

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Millions of dollars are lost each year to fraud and the complexity of scams continue to evolve. In 2018, the Better Business Bureau, reported $121 million to lost scams, up from $95 million in 2017 and more than double from 2015. Join the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce for a presentation onpProtecting yourself from fraud to […]

Understanding BC’s Restart Plan – Your Questions Answered

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In this digital meetup, SBBC will speak to Dylan Hrycyshen, SBBC Business Planning Advisor and our Covid-19 Support Service Lead, on clarification of BC’s reopening plan and how it affects you. The format this session as a platform for Q&A with the attendees, to ensure we can support you during this unprecedented time. The following […]

Digital Meetup: Vancouver Coffee Culture – Reopening Your Cafe

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In this digital meetup SBBC will speak to Tom Fitzgerald, the man behind Vancouver Coffee Snob, and Jess Reno, Owner of Nemesis Coffee. As the Province prepares to reopen for business, we are segmenting the topics to specific industries, providing Digital Meetups as platform for individuals to come together and discuss what needs to be […]

Digital Marketing: Building Business Resilience Through Content

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Kelowna Women in Business will be hosting their 3rd online "networking" session via Zoom offering you meaningful content, as well as a place to connect with peers from the comfort of your own home. Shut down? Scaled-down? Uncertain? Whatever your business is going through, effective and intentional digital content can be a powerful tool during […]

Your Digital Footprint and Its Importance During Uncertain Times

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In this time of unprecedented uncertainty, the magnitude of the COVID-19 pandemic shock has negatively impacted the economics and financial stability of most industries, and numerous businesses have had to lay-off employees. If there was ever a time for young professionals to focus on building their digital footprint, it would be now. Whether you have […]

Digital Meetups: Food & Drinks – Hear from Your Local Hospitality Business

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As part of Small Business BC's Food and Drinks campaign, this week’s Digital Meetups are Hospitality based. Guest Speakers: Emelle’s Catering – Nicole Burke Kindred Kefir – Lyndsay Scott The Rise Eatery – Wanda Lai Join SBBC, as they speak with three local businesses in the food and drink sector. We will be coming together […]

Business Smarts Webinar – How Mindfulness Reduces Stress

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Join Iwona Sienko (RN, BScN, MBA) and learn how mindfulness reduces stress and builds resilience. Today more than ever it is important to understand physiology of stress, how stress impacts our well-being and equip ourselves with tools to maintain healthy levels of stress. This session introduces individuals to the science of mindfulness, offers simple tools […]

Digital Meetups: Food & Drinks – Hear from the BC Association of Farmers’ Markets and BC Food & Beverage

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As part of Small Business BC's Food and Drinks campaign, this week’s Digital Meetups are Hospitality based. Guest Speakers: James Donaldson: CEO, BC Food & Beverages (BCFPA) Heather O’Hara: Executive Director, BC Association of Farmers’ Markets (BCAFM) Join SBBC, as they speak with two leading voices in the Food and Hospitality sector, how we can […]

COVID-19: Service Canada Info Session

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What the presentation will cover: Employment Insurance: How to apply? Will my claim change to CERB? Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) Which should I apply for? Brief overview of new Wage Subsidy for Employers. CRA will be doing info sessions on CEWS Who this session is for: Workers that have lost their jobs due to […]

Grow with Google: Manage Your Business Remotely in Times of Uncertainty

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Are you a small business owner who’s been impacted by COVID-19? #GrowwithGoogle is hosting a special livestream event on May 6 to help you discover tools, tips and resources to help you manage your business remotely during these uncertain times. Learn More or Register

Taxsense During COVID-19

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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 […]

COVID-19: How to get through the crisis with an online strategy

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The COVID-19 pandemic is transforming the economy and bringing unprecedented challenges to businesses across Canada. As more customers go online for products and services, pivoting your business to take full advantage of these online opportunities can position you to emerge stronger in terms of who you sell to, how you sell and what you sell. […]

Columbia Valley Business Round Table

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Join Jessica Fairhart, Executive Director, Tourism Radium & Chamber of Commerce and Pete Bourke Executive Director, Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce as they co-host a series of Columbia Valley Business Roundtables. You will receive updates from the Chamber & Tourism networks and hear from guest speakers. You will also have the opportunity to join the conversation […]

Digital Meetups: Getting Your Business Online – Digital 101

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Join Small Business BC as they speak with Digital Main Street on how to get your business online. The discussion will be Questions & Answers based, giving the audience an opportunity to provide their business background and letting us customize the content to ensure we deliver what you need. Learn More or Register

Digital Meetup: Market Research – Finding the Trend During COVID-19

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Join Small Business BC, as they speak with Mark Eversfield on Market Research basics, why its essential, and how the current pandemic affects it. The discussion will be Questions & Answers based, giving the audience an opportunity to provide their business background and letting us customize the content to ensure we deliver what you need. […]

Benefits of Unified Communications for Your Remote Office

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COURSE DESCRIPTION Is having multiple communication providers and services hindering your ability to set up a remote team? No need to get your cables and cords in a bunch. This webinar will help you figure out what’s best for your small business. Discover the benefits of having a unified communications platform, from cost savings to […]

Columbia Valley Business Round Table

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Join Jessica Fairhart, Executive Director, Tourism Radium & Chamber of Commerce and Pete Bourke Executive Director, Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce as they co-host a series of Columbia Valley Business Roundtables. You will receive updates from the Chamber & Tourism networks and hear from guest speakers. You will also have the opportunity to join the conversation […]

Digital Meetups: Pivoting Your Business to Support the Government

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Have you seen news on breweries now producing hand sanitizer, or clothing manufacturers now creating medical gowns? Join SBBC, as they speak with the Office of Small and Medium Enterprise as well as Innovation Canada, on how you can pivot your business to support the government during this trying time! Guest Speakers: Office of Small […]

Data Security and Management with Remote Teams

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COURSE DESCRIPTION Managing smooth access to data for authorized users and keeping unauthorized access out are issues that can hinder the transition to a fully remote workplace. Arm yourself with an understanding of data management and security so that your business retains an appropriate level of control over its data while enabling your employees to […]

How to Stay Relevant in Uncertain Times

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COURSE DESCRIPTION Wondering how you can stay on your customer’s radar during this lockdown and amidst massive lifestyle changes across the board? There are many questions about what to do and how to adapt. Start by creating your conceptual framework for staying relevant by drawing inspiration from other businesses in BC. The webinar will highlight […]

Business Resiliency Series: Financial Reporting and Audit Implications – Navigating COVID-19

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How is the spread of COVID-19 affecting audits, reporting deadlines, impairments, and other financial reporting processes? Accounting standards are driven by implications as of the reporting date—which can become challenging to keep track of as developments change and deadlines move. Public companies may find this particularly complicated, as reporting requirements are quarterly and require close […]

PIVOT: A Virtual Panel Series – From Crisis to Pivot – How These Organizations Shifted Gears

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In this session, we will hear from two incredible women who have led their organizations through enormous change due to COVID-19. Kerry Chalmers is Director, Sales and Partner Events, at Cisco Global Events. In January 2020, Kerry began attending daily briefings for COVID-19 Crisis Management and the associated response, weeks before the tidal wave of […]

COVID-19: Get Financing and Support for Your Business

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Regardless of the size and scope of your business, these are challenging times for Canadian companies. Export Development Canada (EDC), along with their partners and the federal government, stand ready to support you. EDC'svcapacity to help Canadian companies was expanded under the $65 billion federal government Business Credit Availability Program (BCAP). Plus, the federal government […]

Columbia Valley Business Round Table

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Join Jessica Fairhart, Executive Director, Tourism Radium & Chamber of Commerce and Pete Bourke Executive Director, Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce as they co-host a series of Columbia Valley Business Roundtables. You will receive updates from the Chamber & Tourism networks and hear from guest speakers. You will also have the opportunity to join the conversation […]

Small Business BC’s Digital Meetups: Business Initiatives that Bring the Community Together

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Join us, as we speak with two individuals who decided to launch life-changing initiatives to bring the community together during this time. Emily Hannan, Co-Founder of the YYJLocalsforLocals initiative. YYJLocalsForLocals is a group of community-minded tech and marketing professionals offering pro-bono assistance to local small businesses, restaurants, and bars – for free! They are 100% […]

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