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January 2019

Market Research 1: Finding Data that Works for You

January 24 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Webinar or Small Business BC, 601 W Cordova St
Vancouver, BC Canada
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Secondary market research can help you make an informed decision about the viability of your business idea by tapping into already existing data. It‘s also key to analyzing your target market, competitors, and industry trends. This will be an interactive and hands-on seminar, so bring your laptop or tablet and let our market research expert Mark Eversfield help you start researching your business idea. This seminar will help you: Identify key resources of secondary data for your business Set up…

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How to Run a Side Business and Keep Your Day Job

January 25 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Webinar or Small Business BC, 601 W Cordova St
Vancouver, BC Canada
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The decision to start a side business is an exciting one but it isn’t easy; especially if it’s your first time. And, while you might have an amazing idea, you don’t feel quite ready to quit your day job and join them. Don’t worry, you’re not alone in feeling this way! Many entrepreneurs run side businesses while keeping their full-time jobs and there are proven ways to do so. In this seminar, you’ll discover what you need to know to…

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TaxSense for Your Business

January 28 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Webinar or Small Business BC, 601 W Cordova St
Vancouver, BC Canada
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So you’re thinking of starting, or have already started, a small business but you’re unclear on how to structure your business or what to do to keep the bank and the tax man happy. Attend this seminar and find out the different types of structures and the tax benefits of each. Learning Objectives: Discuss the differences a sole proprietor, partnership and corporation can provide to you. Understand what defines taxable income, allowable deductions, subcontractors versus employees, payroll traps and tax…

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Essentials of Selling a Business

January 30 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Webinar or Small Business BC, 601 W Cordova St
Vancouver, BC Canada
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Are you considering selling your business or are you looking for ideas on how to maximize its value? Understanding what your business is worth will help you plan strategically and focus your efforts on the right business components. Learning Objectives: Valuation myths and pitfalls Introduction to the three primary valuation approaches and valuation methods Areas you should focus on to drive value and make your business more marketable Presented by: Paul Savage, Pacific M&A and Business Brokers Ltd. This seminar…

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Pitch Perfect: Craft your Startup Pitch to Success

January 30 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Webinar or Small Business BC, 601 W Cordova St
Vancouver, BC Canada
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You’ve built the Next Big Thing and now it’s time to share it with the world. Whether you’re telling friends and family, recruiting a team or asking for money, your startup pitch will be essential to your business success. Begin with a practice thirty-second pitch and leave with an improved elevator pitch and plans for a slide deck. Feel prepared to pitch in front of prospective lenders, investors, partners, and high-calibre personnel. Be ready for impromptu encounters and networking events…

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Market Research 2: Surveys and Focus Groups for Knowing your Customer

January 31 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Webinar or Small Business BC, 601 W Cordova St
Vancouver, BC Canada
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Do you want to know how much money your customers will spend? What motivates them to buy? How to attract more of your best clients? These answers, and more, can be discovered through primary market research. Join Mark Eversfield, Small Business BC’s Market Research Analyst, to learn effective tools for collecting primary research. This seminar will help you understand how to begin conducting market research for your business. Learning Objectives: Learn the difference between quantitative and qualitative data Discover how…

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February 2019

Operations for Small Business

February 1 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Webinar or Small Business BC, 601 W Cordova St
Vancouver, BC Canada
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Do you know all the essential elements for successfully operating a business? Creating a vision or plan for your operations will provide a framework for success. In this seminar we will explore how you can determine who does what, where, when, how and most importantly why. Learning Objectives: Learn how to plan, set up and manage your small business operations How to set goals and targets within your team Understanding an operations cycle Implementing activity based budgeting Understanding the value…

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Branding for Your Business: Strategy and Identity

February 11 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Webinar or Small Business BC, 601 W Cordova St
Vancouver, BC Canada
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You might think branding is just your company logo. In fact, it’s so much more. A brand strategy will help guide your business decisions from attracting your ideal clients, to your brand concept, culture and tone of voice, to deciding the direction of your visual identity. Deciding on the best branding for your small business is a huge undertaking and this seminar will instruct you how to create a brand strategy, starting from competitor analysis to determining your ideal client.…

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Publicity for Your Business: Traditional and New Media

February 13 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Webinar or Small Business BC, 601 W Cordova St
Vancouver, BC Canada
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Good publicity is one of the most cost effective ways to boost the profile of your business. Whether it’s getting on the cover of a magazine, interviewed on television, or being a guest on a podcast, every business should be taking advantage of opportunities in the media. Harnessing the power of media influencers can do more for your brand and lead generation with far less effort than you might think. Whether it’s an editor, producer, podcast host, blogger, Instagrammer, or…

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Essentials of Buying a Business

February 14 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Webinar or Small Business BC, 601 W Cordova St
Vancouver, BC Canada
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Thinking of buying an existing business? Come discover how to assess the business, what the purchasing process looks like, and the key steps you need to take. This seminar will help you: Decide between buying a business and starting one Know what to look for when conducting your search Determine if a business is suitable for you Understand due diligence and why it’s important Use proven techniques to close a deal Presented By: Paul Savage of Pacific M&A and Business…

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TaxSense for Incorporating Your Business

February 15 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Webinar or Small Business BC, 601 W Cordova St
Vancouver, BC Canada
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At what financial point in your business is it a good idea to incorporate? How can a registered corporation help separate you from your business or partners while optimizing tax benefits? Find out this and more at this seminar. Learning Objectives: Discuss the advantages of moving your proprietorship or partnership to a corporation. Learn about the tax advantages of being a registered corporation. Understand the benefits of using a holding company, deferred income, hiring family members, medical trusts and how…

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Getting Incorporated: Essential Steps and Legal Tips

February 15 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Webinar or Small Business BC, 601 W Cordova St
Vancouver, BC Canada
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Attend this seminar to learn about the benefits of corporations, how to incorporate your business and legal tips that will help you with “life after incorporation”. This seminar is ideal for anyone who wants to get incorporated properly and learn how to carry on business as a corporate entity! Learning Objectives: Recognize the advantages of corporations. Understand the roles of shareholders, directors, officers and others in the corporate structure. Identify the essential steps that must be followed to properly create…

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Market Research 1: Finding Data that Works for You

February 19 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Webinar or Small Business BC, 601 W Cordova St
Vancouver, BC Canada
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Secondary market research can help you make an informed decision about the viability of your business idea by tapping into already existing data. It‘s also key to analyzing your target market, competitors, and industry trends. This will be an interactive and hands-on seminar, so bring your laptop or tablet and let our market research expert Mark Eversfield help you start researching your business idea. This seminar will help you: Identify key resources of secondary data for your business Set up…

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Business Mapping: Developing a Smart Business Model

February 22 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Webinar or Small Business BC, 601 W Cordova St
Vancouver, BC Canada
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The truth is, not every entrepreneur needs a full business plan. Business mapping is an alternative to the more in-depth business planning process, but still leaves you with a strategic plan to help direct your business. Designing a business map can sometimes be enough for you to decide if your business venture is worth pursuing. Attend this introductory seminar which focuses strategies to plan, key areas of a successful businesses and financing options. Learning Objectives: Learn to evaluate your business…

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Instagram Marketing for Busy Entrepreneurs

February 25 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Webinar or Small Business BC, 601 W Cordova St
Vancouver, BC Canada
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Want to learn how to attract customers and make sales through Instagram without spending money on ads? With over 500 million active users, Instagram offers a powerful tool for small businesses. If you’re a business-to-consumer enterprise and your ideal customer is under the age of 45, Instagram could provide an effective channel to reach your target market. Join us to learn simple, effective strategies and tactics you can apply without wasting time or money. This seminar will help you: Identify…

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Market Research 2: Surveys and Focus Groups for Knowing your Customer

February 26 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Webinar or Small Business BC, 601 W Cordova St
Vancouver, BC Canada
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Do you want to know how much money your customers will spend? What motivates them to buy? How to attract more of your best clients? These answers, and more, can be discovered through primary market research. Join Mark Eversfield, Small Business BC’s Market Research Analyst, to learn effective tools for collecting primary research. This seminar will help you understand how to begin conducting market research for your business. Learning Objectives: Learn the difference between quantitative and qualitative data Discover how…

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How to Build a Business Around a Solution

February 27 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Webinar or Small Business BC, 601 W Cordova St
Vancouver, BC Canada
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A central question all entrepreneurs must ask themselves is: What problem does my product or service solve? A business can flourish when a gap in the market is satisfied by its product or service. But, how do you build a customer-centric business that solves a real problem? This interactive seminar will help you make your business into one that solves real customer problems. You will craft a value proposition and formulate a foundation for building your unique business. This seminar…

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Retail Success: How to Get Your Product Into Stores

February 27 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Webinar or Small Business BC, 601 W Cordova St
Vancouver, BC Canada
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Congratulations! You’ve developed your product, it’s ready for consumers, and now it’s time to get it into stores. But where do you start? With over 40 years retail and supply chain experience, let Gerry Spitzner help you plan your sales strategy with potential retailers. This seminar will help you: Discover how to approach to retailers and the cardinal rules when pitching your product Learn what retailers look for in products and their suppliers Understand the common challenges all retailers face,…

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March 2019

Understanding Regulations for Importing

March 1 @ 9:00 am - 12:45 pm
Webinar or Small Business BC, 601 W Cordova St
Vancouver, BC Canada
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As an importer, 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. This interactive session will bring together representatives from Small Business BC, Health Canada, the Competition Bureau and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. Following the presentation (approximately two hours), in-person attendees will have…

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Get Started with Email Marketing

March 1 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Webinar or Small Business BC, 601 W Cordova St
Vancouver, BC Canada
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Looking to reach your target audience via their email inbox? Interested in generating business through email newsletters? Find out what you need to start an effective email marketing campaign and leave with an action plan to get your email strategy up and running. This seminar will help you: Integrate email into your overall marketing strategy Choose the email marketing platform that best fits your business Understand the components of a successful email campaign Determine the success of your campaigns and…

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TaxSense for Your Business

March 13 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Webinar or Small Business BC, 601 W Cordova St
Vancouver, BC Canada
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So you’re thinking of starting, or have already started, a small business but you’re unclear on how to structure your business or what to do to keep the bank and the tax man happy. Attend this seminar and find out the different types of structures and the tax benefits of each. Learning Objectives: Discuss the differences a sole proprietor, partnership and corporation can provide to you. Understand what defines taxable income, allowable deductions, subcontractors versus employees, payroll traps and tax…

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Operations for Small Business

March 15 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Webinar or Small Business BC, 601 W Cordova St
Vancouver, BC Canada
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Do you know all the essential elements for successfully operating a business? Creating a vision or plan for your operations will provide a framework for success. In this seminar we will explore how you can determine who does what, where, when, how and most importantly why. Learning Objectives: Learn how to plan, set up and manage your small business operations How to set goals and targets within your team Understanding an operations cycle Implementing activity based budgeting Understanding the value…

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Market Research 1: Finding Data that Works for You

March 21 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Webinar or Small Business BC, 601 W Cordova St
Vancouver, BC Canada
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Secondary market research can help you make an informed decision about the viability of your business idea by tapping into already existing data. It‘s also key to analyzing your target market, competitors, and industry trends. This will be an interactive and hands-on seminar, so bring your laptop or tablet and let our market research expert Mark Eversfield help you start researching your business idea. This seminar will help you: Identify key resources of secondary data for your business Set up…

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Market Research 2: Surveys and Focus Groups for Knowing your Customer

March 28 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Webinar or Small Business BC, 601 W Cordova St
Vancouver, BC Canada
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Do you want to know how much money your customers will spend? What motivates them to buy? How to attract more of your best clients? These answers, and more, can be discovered through primary market research. Join Mark Eversfield, Small Business BC’s Market Research Analyst, to learn effective tools for collecting primary research. This seminar will help you understand how to begin conducting market research for your business. Learning Objectives: Learn the difference between quantitative and qualitative data Discover how…

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TaxSense for Incorporating Your Business

March 29 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Webinar or Small Business BC, 601 W Cordova St
Vancouver, BC Canada
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At what financial point in your business is it a good idea to incorporate? How can a registered corporation help separate you from your business or partners while optimizing tax benefits? Find out this and more at this seminar. Learning Objectives: Discuss the advantages of moving your proprietorship or partnership to a corporation. Learn about the tax advantages of being a registered corporation. Understand the benefits of using a holding company, deferred income, hiring family members, medical trusts and how…

Find out more »

Getting Incorporated: Essential Steps and Legal Tips

March 29 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Webinar or Small Business BC, 601 W Cordova St
Vancouver, BC Canada
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Attend this seminar to learn about the benefits of corporations, how to incorporate your business and legal tips that will help you with “life after incorporation”. This seminar is ideal for anyone who wants to get incorporated properly and learn how to carry on business as a corporate entity! Learning Objectives: Recognize the advantages of corporations. Understand the roles of shareholders, directors, officers and others in the corporate structure. Identify the essential steps that must be followed to properly create…

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