Small Business BC

Speaker Biographies

  • Allison Boulton

    Allison Boulton is the International Trade Advisor at Small Business BC, recently returning from living in China and the Middle East.  While living abroad, she completed her MBA and worked as the China Director of Marketing and Trade Sales with an importer and distributor of North American beverages.  Prior to moving overseas, Allison was the Director of Operations for a boutique Canadian winery with exports to over 20 countries. 

  • Amelia Chan

    As the founder and principal consultant of Higher Options Consulting Services, Amelia Chan is passionate about operational excellence and employee engagement.

  • Baila Lazarus

    Baila Lazarus is a freelance writer, editor and media coach. She has more than 20 years' experience in radio, television, print and online production. Most recently she was the news features editor at Business in Vancouver newspaper, managing editor of Business Examiner group of newspapers and a business commentator on Global Morning News. She provides workshops, webinars and personal coaching sessions.

  • Bill Erichson

    Bill Erichson is one of British Columbia's leading small business and entrepreneurship trainers. For the past twenty years, Bill has presented seminars, workshops and courses in every corner of the province.

  • Brian E. Rudy

    Brian E. Rudy is a Vancouver lawyer who practices corporate commercial law, with a focus on privately-held corporations and entrepreneurs.

  • Bridget Field

    Bridget Field is a graduate of the UBC Sales and Marketing Management Executives Program and has many years experience in Retail Management, Sales and Marketing.

  • Cathy Kuzel

    A dynamic speaker, author and business expert with a deep knowledge of the art of human connections, Cathy Kuzel has been networking and building successful business relationships for more than 25 years and is increasingly sought after as an expert on the subject.

  • Dave Schulte

    Dave's diverse background as an international business consultant and educator inspired him to cofound Vancouver Consultants

  • David Childs

    David’s talent for bringing intangible qualities to life is the cornerstone of Living Blueprint’s distinctive style of strategic branding. Channeling right-brain creativity through a systematic left-brain approach and putting everything through the filter of Undeniable Honesty.

  • David H. Takagawa

    David provides practical and client-focused service. David’s patent practice includes biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, green technology, oil and gas, chemicals, mechanical devices, manufacturing processes, and garments.