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February 2019

Retail Success: How to Get Your Product Into Stores

February 27, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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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Branding for Your Business: Strategy and Identity

March 8, 2019 @ 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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TaxSense for Your Business

March 13, 2019 @ 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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Market Research 1: Finding Data that Works for You

March 21, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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

March 29, 2019 @ 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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April 2019

Operations for Small Business

April 1, 2019 @ 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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Mastering Social Media to Grow Your Small Business

April 5, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Webinar or Small Business BC, 601 W Cordova St
Vancouver, BC Canada
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Just because you know what social media is, does not mean that you necessarily understand how to use it to grow and develop your business. This workshop focuses on understanding social media, what is it and how it’s connecting people. Learning Objectives: Learn how/if social media should be an important part of your marketing strategy. Understand what opportunities are available for you to leverage social media for business growth and prospecting. Presented By: Mhairi Petrovic, Out-Smarts Marketing Inc. This seminar…

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TaxSense for Your Business

April 10, 2019 @ 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

April 11, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Webinar or Small Business BC, 601 W Cordova St
Vancouver, BC Canada
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All business owners face one shared certainty: everyone exits their business at some point. This seminar will introduce the essentials of selling a business including business valuation, the selling process and key steps to optimize the marketability and price of your business. Learning Objectives: The Selling Process An introduction to Business Valuation, Including Myths & Pitfalls 10 Essential Transaction Readiness Considerations for Selling Your Business Key Business Value Drivers for Enhancing the Value of Your Business Presented by: Paul Savage,…

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Trademarks, Copyright, Patents and More

April 12, 2019 @ 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 if the work you create belongs to you? Or how to prevent others from copying your ideas? Attend this seminar and hear from an intellectual property lawyer on the various forms of intellectual property protection and how they can safeguard your business. Learning Objectives: Overview of Types of Intellectual Property – when to consider patent, trademark, copyright, or design protection Overview of Trademark Protection – what are trademarks and how to protect them, and how to avoid…

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Market Research 1: Finding Data that Works for You

April 18, 2019 @ 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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Instagram Marketing for Busy Entrepreneurs

April 23, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 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

April 25, 2019 @ 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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Branding for Your Business: Strategy and Identity

April 26, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Webinar or Small Business BC, 601 W Cordova St
Vancouver, BC Canada
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ou 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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May 2019

Get Started with Email Marketing

May 17, 2019 @ 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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Market Research 1: Finding Data that Works for You

May 23, 2019 @ 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

May 30, 2019 @ 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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Getting Ready to Sell Your B.C. Products Online

May 31, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Webinar or Small Business BC, 601 W Cordova St
Vancouver, BC Canada
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Presented by Export Navigator In 2016, Canadians shopped online to the tune of $18.3 billion. By 2021, that figure is expected to reach almost $29 billion. As a small business owner, entering this growing market will enable you to sell your products online to a broader and more diverse audience. This seminar will help you learn the basics and begin preparing to sell online, both legally and profitably. Thinking about harnessing the power of the internet to export your product…

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June 2019

Pricing and Costing Your Product

June 4, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Webinar or Small Business BC, 601 W Cordova St
Vancouver, BC Canada
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Setting prices is both an art and a science. The science is determining your costs … and the art is understanding the underlying role price makes on customer buying behavior. This seminar has both a marketing and a financial focus as we get to the heart of how pricing plays an important part in your overall business success. This session will make you question your assumptions about pricing, costing and how they fit into your business strategies. Whether you are…

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TaxSense for Your Business

June 5, 2019 @ 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…

Find out more »

Retail Success: How to Get Your Product Into Stores

June 10, 2019 @ 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,…

Find out more »

Learn How to Sell Your Products to the United States

June 17, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Webinar or Small Business BC, 601 W Cordova St
Vancouver, BC Canada
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In 2016, U.S. companies purchased 72.6% of Canada’s total exports, valued at $453.7 billion. B.C.’s small businesses must consider heading south when exporting their products outside of Canada. This seminar will help you learn the basics of selling your goods to U.S. importers, wholesalers and distributors and you will hear directly from a customs broker sharing insights on how to do it right. Join us to learn what steps you can take to get your products into Canada’s largest trading…

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Starting a Consulting Business

June 18, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Webinar or Small Business BC, 601 W Cordova St
Vancouver, BC Canada
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Do you have a special skill, ability or talent that you feel can serve others and earn an income? Are you considering the consulting and contracting field? This seminar is for you. Learning Objectives: Learn how to transition your skills into an income stream. Price your service, and learn where to find clients. Establish your business, build your market and hear from the experts about their many experiences of running a consulting business. Presented By: Dave Schulte of Vancouver Consultants.…

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Market Research 1: Finding Data that Works for You

June 20, 2019 @ 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…

Find out more »

Instagram Marketing for Busy Entrepreneurs

June 20, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 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…

Find out more »

TaxSense for Incorporating Your Business

June 21, 2019 @ 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

June 21, 2019 @ 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…

Find out more »

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

June 27, 2019 @ 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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July 2019

TaxSense for Your Business

July 9, 2019 @ 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…

Find out more »

Market Research 1: Finding Data That Works for You

July 18, 2019 @ 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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Creating Your First Business Website

July 22, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Webinar or Small Business BC, 601 W Cordova St
Vancouver, BC Canada
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Are you one of the many businesses looking to get your first website up and running? Do you have some great content ready, but lack the skills to do it yourself Join us for an interactive step-by-step tour of WordPress and leave with a basic website of your own. Getting started is easier than you think on this user-friendly platform that will help you tell the world about your small business. This seminar will help you: Know what to look…

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TaxSense for Incorporating Your Business

July 23, 2019 @ 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

July 23, 2019 @ 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…

Find out more »

Operations for Small Business

July 24, 2019 @ 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…

Find out more »

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

July 25, 2019 @ 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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August 2019

Instagram Marketing for Busy Entrepreneurs

August 7, 2019 @ 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…

Find out more »

Mastering Social Media to Grow Your Small Business

August 8, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Webinar or Small Business BC, 601 W Cordova St
Vancouver, BC Canada
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Just because you know what social media is, does not mean that you necessarily understand how to use it to grow and develop your business. This workshop focuses on understanding social media, what is it and how it’s connecting people. Learning Objectives: Learn how/if social media should be an important part of your marketing strategy. Understand what opportunities are available for you to leverage social media for business growth and prospecting. Presented By: Mhairi Petrovic, Out-Smarts Marketing Inc. This seminar…

Find out more »

TaxSense for Your Business

August 14, 2019 @ 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…

Find out more »

Market Research 1: Finding Data that Works for You

August 20, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Webinar or Small Business BC, 601 W Cordova St
Vancouver, BC Canada
+ Google Map

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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Pitch Perfect: Craft Your Startup Pitch to Success

August 22, 2019 @ 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

August 27, 2019 @ 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…

Find out more »

Operations for Small Business

August 28, 2019 @ 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…

Find out more »

September 2019

Business Mapping: Developing a Smart Business Model

September 4, 2019 @ 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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TaxSense for Incorporating Your Business

September 10, 2019 @ 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

September 10, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Webinar or Small Business BC, 601 W Cordova St
Vancouver, BC Canada
+ Google Map

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…

Find out more »

Trademarks, Copyright, Patents and More

September 12, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Webinar or Small Business BC, 601 W Cordova St
Vancouver, BC Canada
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Do you know if the work you create belongs to you? Or how to prevent others from copying your ideas? Attend this seminar and hear from an intellectual property lawyer on the various forms of intellectual property protection and how they can safeguard your business. Learning Objectives: Overview of Types of Intellectual Property – when to consider patent, trademark, copyright, or design protection Overview of Trademark Protection – what are trademarks and how to protect them, and how to avoid…

Find out more »

Understanding Regulations for Importing

September 20, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:45 pm
Webinar or Small Business BC, 601 W Cordova St
Vancouver, BC Canada
+ Google Map

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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Developing an Effective Export Plan

September 20, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Webinar or Small Business BC, 601 W Cordova St
Vancouver, BC Canada
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Presented by Export Navigator A key element in planning to sell outside of B.C. is an export plan. It will assist you in establishing goals, clarifying your target market, and assessing the financial viability of expanding your business footprint. Join us for this interactive seminar where we’ll help you craft an effective Export Plan, and answer all the questions associated with planning to export. This seminar will help you: Develop a strategy to find buyers or partners in new markets…

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Creating Your First Business Website

September 23, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Webinar or Small Business BC, 601 W Cordova St
Vancouver, BC Canada
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Are you one of the many businesses looking to get your first website up and running? Do you have some great content ready, but lack the skills to do it yourself? Join us for an interactive step-by-step tour of WordPress and leave with a basic website of your own. Getting started is easier than you think on this user-friendly platform that will help you tell the world about your small business. This seminar will help you: Know what to look…

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TaxSense for Your Business

September 24, 2019 @ 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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Optimize Your Landing Pages and Convert More Customers

September 24, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Webinar or Small Business BC, 601 W Cordova St
Vancouver, BC Canada
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As a small business owner, your website offers a digital shop window for you to promote and sell your goods or services. You may have heard of landing page optimization as way to enhance your sales funnel, but you’re unsure about the terminology or where to start. Learn from John Chan, Principal of 2x Conversion Design, and arm yourself with an understanding of key concepts, design best practices, and ways to test the effectiveness of your online presence. This seminar…

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Operations for Small Business

September 25, 2019 @ 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 2: Surveys and Focus Groups for Knowing Your Customer

September 26, 2019 @ 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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Starting a Consulting Business

September 27, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Webinar or Small Business BC, 601 W Cordova St
Vancouver, BC Canada
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Do you have a special skill, ability or talent that you feel can serve others and earn an income? Are you considering the consulting and contracting field? This seminar is for you. Learning Objectives: Learn how to transition your skills into an income stream. Price your service, and learn where to find clients. Establish your business, build your market and hear from the experts about their many experiences of running a consulting business. Presented By: Dave Schulte of Vancouver Consultants.…

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October 2019

Operations Management for Small Business

October 9, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Webinar or Small Business BC, 601 W Cordova St
Vancouver, BC Canada
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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 for this seminar and explore how you can determine who does what, where, when, how and most importantly – why? You’ll learn how to plan, set up and manage your small business operations,…

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Steps to Incorporate Your Business

October 15, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Webinar or Small Business BC, 601 W Cordova St
Vancouver, BC Canada
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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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Market Research 2: Surveys and Focus Groups

October 16, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Webinar or Small Business BC, 601 W Cordova St
Vancouver, BC Canada
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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 between quantitative and qualitative data How to determine your…

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Creating Your Business Pitch

October 17, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Webinar or Small Business BC, 601 W Cordova St
Vancouver, BC Canada
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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 at funders…

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Blogging to Promote Your Business

October 21, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Webinar or Small Business BC, 601 W Cordova St
Vancouver, BC Canada
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Blogging allows a business to easily create and share valuable and relevant content with their target audience. Whether it’s blogging, social media or newsletters, content marketing is critical for entrepreneurs looking to promote their business in a budget-conscious manner. Join Ashley “WriterGal” Doan, Writergal Marketing Services, and learn how to increase visitors to your site organically and keep them there longer by publishing great content. Takeaways from this interactive session include a workbook containing a content calendar, a content recycling…

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Government Funding for International Growth

October 22, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Webinar or Small Business BC, 601 W Cordova St
Vancouver, BC Canada
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If you are looking to expand your sales outside of Canada, there are government programs available to help you. This seminar will explore cost-shared programs for attending 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 two-part seminar features speakers from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, B.C. Ministry of Agriculture, and Global Affairs Canada Trade Commissioner Service. Part I: 9:30 am – 10:30 am:…

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Taxsense for Small Business

October 25, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Webinar or Small Business BC, 601 W Cordova St
Vancouver, BC Canada
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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. WHAT WILL I LEARN? The differences between sole…

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November 2019

Buying a Business: Essential Steps

November 6, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Webinar or Small Business BC, 601 W Cordova St
Vancouver, BC Canada
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Starting a business from scratch isn’t the only path to entrepreneurial success. Buying a business allows you to skip the gruelling start-up phase and leverage the client list, reputation and supply chain your predecessor has built. But with so many options out there, how do you decide which business to take an interest in? As British Columbia’s population ages, there are more opportunities than ever before to buy an existing business. Join Paul Savage from Pacific M&A and Business Brokers…

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Trademarks, Copyright, Patents and More

November 7, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Webinar or Small Business BC, 601 W Cordova St
Vancouver, BC Canada
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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 and jurisdiction matter Overview of Trademark Protection -…

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Importing Regulations in Canada

November 22, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:45 pm
Webinar or Small Business BC, 601 W Cordova St
Vancouver, BC Canada
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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. Following the…

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How to Export Your Services to New Markets

November 25, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Webinar or Small Business BC, 601 W Cordova St
Vancouver, BC Canada
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Ready to increase your customer base and sell your services outside British Columbia? Just because you’re a service business doesn’t mean you can’t export. In fact, service-based businesses often have fewer barriers to overcome to become export ready. Join us for this FREE interactive seminar and start finding customers outside of B.C. We’ll discuss finding the right markets to enter, what to include in your contracts and how to handle international travel when finding a new client or working on…

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Creating a Website for Your Business

November 25, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Webinar or Small Business BC, 601 W Cordova St
Vancouver, BC Canada
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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 your business website. Join Simon Rai, Raize Digital, and take an interactive step-by-step tour of WordPress and leave with a basic website of your own. Getting started is easier than you…

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Operations Management for Small Business

November 27, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Webinar or Small Business BC, 601 W Cordova St
Vancouver, BC Canada
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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 for this seminar and explore how you can determine who does what, where, when, how and most importantly – why? You’ll learn how to plan, set up and manage your small business operations,…

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Market Research 2: Surveys and Focus Groups

November 28, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Webinar or Small Business BC, 601 W Cordova St
Vancouver, BC Canada
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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 between quantitative and qualitative data How to determine your…

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How to Start Importing Into Canada

November 29, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Webinar or Small Business BC, 601 W Cordova St
Vancouver, BC Canada
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Thinking of importing into Canada? Instead of trawling through the avalanche of confusing information online, join us for this seminar as we walk through the overall importation process from start to finish. Join Max Vitali and gain an understanding of how to import into the Canadian market. This seminar is an ideal introduction before Importing Regulations In Canada and the Import/Export Advisory service. Learn More or Register This seminar is hosted at Small Business BC in Vancouver and delivered to…

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December 2019

Optimize Your Landing Pages

December 3, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Webinar or Small Business BC, 601 W Cordova St
Vancouver, BC Canada
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As a small business owner, your website provides a digital shop window for you to promote and sell your goods or services. Landing Pages are often the first page a customer will see on your website. Optimizing your landing pages offers a quick and effective way to enhance your sales funnel, but it can be tough to cut through the jargon. Join John Chan, 2x Conversion Design, and arm yourself with an understanding of key concepts, design best practices and…

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Taxsense for Incorporating Your Business

December 10, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Webinar or Small Business BC, 601 W Cordova St
Vancouver, BC Canada
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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

December 10, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Webinar or Small Business BC, 601 W Cordova St
Vancouver, BC Canada
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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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January 2020

Key Employment Issues for Small Business

January 13 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Webinar or Small Business BC, 601 W Cordova St
Vancouver, BC Canada
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Employees are the cornerstone of any successful business. Keeping them safe and happy can be the difference between retaining your key personnel or losing them. That’s why it’s vital to understand the key employment issues for small business. As an employer, there have never been more unique challenges around staffing. Issues such as bullying/harassment, drug use, social media, and accommodation of disabilities can arise unexpectedly, and with increasing frequency. Is your business prepared to respond to these issues if they…

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Get Started with Email Marketing

January 14 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Webinar or Small Business BC, 601 W Cordova St
Vancouver, BC Canada
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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. Join Mhairi Petrovic, Out-Smarts Marketing as she delivers an action plan to get your email strategy up and running. WHAT WILL I LEARN? How to integrate email into your overall marketing strategy…

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Rock Your Side Hustle And Keep Your Day Job

January 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Webinar or Small Business BC, 601 W Cordova St
Vancouver, BC Canada
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Thinking of starting your own side hustle? It’s an exciting decision 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 go all in. 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…

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Trademarks, Copyright, Patents, and More

January 15 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Webinar or Small Business BC, 601 W Cordova St
Vancouver, BC Canada
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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 and jurisdiction matter Overview of Trademark Protection -…

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Market Research 1: Find Business Data and Insights

January 23 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Webinar or Small Business BC, 601 W Cordova St
Vancouver, BC Canada
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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 seminar will leave you ready to analyze…

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Blogging to Promote Your Business

January 27 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Webinar or Small Business BC, 601 W Cordova St
Vancouver, BC Canada
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Blogging allows a business to easily create and share valuable and relevant content with their target audience. Whether it’s blogging, social media or newsletters, content marketing is critical for entrepreneurs looking to promote their business in a budget-conscious manner. Join Ashley “WriterGal” Doan, Writergal Marketing Services, and learn how to increase visitors to your site organically and keep them there longer by publishing great content. Takeaways from this interactive session include a workbook containing a content calendar, a content recycling…

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Taxsense for Incorporating 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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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

January 28 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Webinar or Small Business BC, 601 W Cordova St
Vancouver, BC Canada
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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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Creating Your Business Pitch

January 29 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Webinar or Small Business BC, 601 W Cordova St
Vancouver, BC Canada
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our 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 at funders…

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Market Research 2: Surveys and Focus Groups

January 30 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Webinar or Small Business BC, 601 W Cordova St
Vancouver, BC Canada
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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. Please note: Our market research session in January is a condensed version customized for Accessibility…

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February 2020

Taxsense for Small Business

February 11 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Webinar or Small Business BC, 601 W Cordova St
Vancouver, BC Canada
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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. WHAT WILL I LEARN? The differences between sole…

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How to Start Incorporating in Canada

February 14 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Webinar or Small Business BC, 601 W Cordova St
Vancouver, BC Canada
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Thinking of importing into Canada? Instead of trawling through the avalanche of confusing information online, join us for this seminar as we walk through the overall importation process from start to finish. Join Max Vitali and gain an understanding of how to import into the Canadian market. This seminar is an ideal introduction before Importing Regulations In Canada and the Import/Export Advisory service. WHAT WILL I LEARN? The three key elements of a solid importation plan The types of risk…

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Export Ready: Understanding Global Money

February 24 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Webinar or Small Business BC, 601 W Cordova St
Vancouver, BC Canada
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The Financial Side of Exporting Explained Looking to sell your goods outside of British Columbia? Exporting can increase your profits, deliver access to more consumers and diversify market opportunities. To make the most of it, building an understanding of global finance is key. You’ll need to account for currency fluctuations, accounts receivable insurance, and learn how to receive and send foreign funds. Join us for this FREE seminar and discover the basics of global finance. You’ll discover the impact of…

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Creating a Website for Your Business

February 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Webinar or Small Business BC, 601 W Cordova St
Vancouver, BC Canada
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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 your business website. Join Simon Rai, Raize Digital, and take an interactive step-by-step tour of WordPress and leave with a basic website of your own. Getting started is easier than you…

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Business Viability 1: The Break-Even Analysis

February 25 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Webinar or Small Business BC, 601 W Cordova St
Vancouver, BC Canada
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No matter how good your idea for a product or service is, it doesn’t automatically translate into a successful business. Avoid the pitfalls of launching your business based solely on your idea. Join Bill Erichson, Pacific Training Innovations for Business Viability 1 and learn how to identify the costs to start and operate your business for the first year. You’ll calculate the starting capital and annual sales required to break even, as well as the three kinds of start-up costs…

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Operations Management for Small Business

February 26 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Webinar or Small Business BC, 601 W Cordova St
Vancouver, BC Canada
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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 for this seminar and explore how you can determine who does what, where, when, how and most importantly – why? You’ll learn how to plan, set up and manage your small business operations,…

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March 2020

Business Networking Skills for Success

March 3 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Webinar or Small Business BC, 601 W Cordova St
Vancouver, BC Canada
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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 skills. Join Cathy Kuzel, Business Development Strategist and Coach, and learn how to leverage your networks to maximize your in-person meetings. This interactive seminar will teach you how to create strong relationships and avoid…

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Business Mapping: Developing a Smart Business Model

March 4 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Webinar or Small Business BC, 601 W Cordova St
Vancouver, BC Canada
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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 nine easy to understand chunks. WHAT WILL…

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Breaking Barriers to Growth for Women Entrepreneurs: Supporting Female Entrepreneurship and Business Growth

March 5 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Webinar or Small Business BC, 601 W Cordova St
Vancouver, BC Canada
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In 2019, Women’s Enterprise Centre surveyed their clients and found 49 per cent didn’t know how to maximize the growth and potential of their business. Only 2 per cent of women-owned businesses reach revenues of $1 million, while only 29 per cent of women surveyed reported being satisfied with reaching their business goals. Amid these figures one thing becomes clear. There’s a gap between women entrepreneurs’ economic potential and their achievement. It’s time to bridge that gap. In celebration of…

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Blogging to Promote Your Business

March 9 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Webinar or Small Business BC, 601 W Cordova St
Vancouver, BC Canada
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Blogging allows a business to easily create and share valuable and relevant content with their target audience. Whether it’s blogging, social media or newsletters, content marketing is critical for entrepreneurs looking to promote their business in a budget-conscious manner. Join Ashley “WriterGal” Doan, Writergal Marketing Services, and learn how to increase visitors to your site organically and keep them there longer by publishing great content. Takeaways from this interactive session include a workbook containing a content calendar, a content recycling…

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Creating Google Ads for Your Business

March 10 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Webinar or Small Business BC, 601 W Cordova St
Vancouver, BC Canada
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Creating Google Ads for Your Business is one of the most effective ways to drive traffic and grow your digital marketing efforts. This Pay-Per-Click (PPC) platform enables you to create relevant (and highly searchable) ads to form part of your varied approach to online marketing beyond SEO, SEM and other means to generate organic web traffic. Finding it hard to get your website noticed? Join Vanessa Pintea, Pintaya Consulting and learn how this measurable and targeted digital advertising platform can…

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Social Media for Small Business

March 10 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Webinar or Small Business BC, 601 W Cordova St
Vancouver, BC Canada
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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? The different social media platforms and their…

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Taxsense for Incorporating Your Business

March 17 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Webinar or Small Business BC, 601 W Cordova St
Vancouver, BC Canada
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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

March 17 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Webinar or Small Business BC, 601 W Cordova St
Vancouver, BC Canada
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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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