Small Business BC

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  • Are you Protecting your Intellectual Property?

    So you have come up with an amazing idea. You have probably shared it with your family, friends and colleagues. But did you think about protecting your intellectual property first? World IP day reminds us of the benefits of protecting the assets.

  • BizPal: Your One-Stop Shop for Licences and Permits

    When starting your business or looking to expand in to a new municipality, it is important to identify the key permits and licences which will apply to your business. BizPal is an online tool which helps identify these for your business.

  • Economic Action Plan 2012

    If you are a small business focussed on innovation, there are a number of tax incentives and support programs that have been committed in the 2012 budget, dubbed the Economic Action Plan. Here is an overview summary of what the budget has in store.

  • Canadian Technology Accelerator Initiative in New York

    If you have an online-based company and are interested in gaining access to unique contacts and resources in New York to accelerate the growth of their business on a global scale, this program by the Canadian Technology Accelerator is for you.

  • Key Benefits of Coworking

    Some of the biggest businesses started off in their parent’s garage or in the shared dorms of university. But when it comes to finding a place for your fledgling business there is now another option: coworking offices.

  • Importing Trends: Quinoa and Coconut

    With BC’s diverse population bringing their traditions and recipes from around the world; the key trends in food imports are ever changing. Among the more popular imported food products at the moment are quinoa and coconut water.

  • Music, Your Business and SOCAN

    Music is one of the truly universal things that make people feel good all over the world. It sells ideas, it sells services, and it sells products. But did you know that in order to broadcast music in your business you must obtain a license?

  • 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.


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