Small Business BC

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  • Understanding WorkSafeBC Insurance

    When starting a business there is always a long checklist of tasks to complete, and worker’s compensation insurance should be one of those tasks. Although it will mean another set of paperwork to complete, this short term pain will pay off dividends.

  • 10 Mistakes to Avoid When Seeking Investment

    The art to the perfect pitch is to know what you are selling and to sell it well. Looking for investment can be stressful and time consuming; but the more prepared you are, the quicker and more easily a deal can be done.

  • The Legal Steps to Buying a Business

    Buying a business is one of the biggest commitments you can make in your life. Before you sign on the dotted line, find out the 5 key steps you should take before buying a business.

  • Small Business Pulse: BC Bankruptcies Down 15% Compared to 2010

    With BC business registrations on the rise and BC business bankruptcies declining 15% year-to-year, find out what affect the Vancouver Olympics in 2010 and the 2008 economic recession has had on the small business market.

  • Understanding Mobile Business Licences

    To operate a business in BC you are required to obtain a business licence in each municipality that you operate your business in. That is, unless you own and run your business in the one of BC’s six regions which have a Mobile Business Licence.

  • 10 Tips for What a Lender Looks for in a Business Plan

    Once you spot an opportunity that you simply can’t pass up, there are calculated steps to turn your vision into reality, and finding financing is usually at the top of the list.

  • 9 Tips for Starting a Food Truck

    From souvlaki to dim sum, BC’s streets are filled with vendors waiting to expand your palette. And launching a restaurant on four wheels, can be a more affordable and more viable path for many entrepreneurs.

  • Writing a Business Plan Made Easier

    Whether or not you are seeking financing from lenders, it is essential that you create a comprehensive well thought out business plan. It creates a road map for your business to help you determine what resources you will need to make a profit.

  • Seven Steps to Improving Health and Safety

    As a small business owner and employer you have a responsibility to your employees to ensure their health and safety in the workplace.

  • 7 Reasons Why You Should Nominate Your Business

    When you're so busy in your business it’s hard to rationalize spending time on entering awards contests. But, if you want to grow your business and claim new markets, even being nominated for an award can take your business to the next level.

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