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  • I'm a Contractor. Do I Need WorkSafeBC Coverage?

    As an independent, or self-employed, contractor it can be confusing to understand who is responsible for obtaining WorkSafeBC coverage. Are you responsible? Or is your client? We posed three scenarios to WorkSafeBC to help understand your requirements.

  • Practical Social Media Advice for Beginners

    It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by all the social media tools available to you today. This is especially true when you’re first getting started. Here are five easy tips to help event the most overwhelmed businessperson get started with social media.

  • Packaging and Launching Your Product to Market

    How many times have you seen a new product fail because the manufacturer overlooked an aspect that prevented the product from moving off the shelf? It’s a costly mistake, especially considering an average product launch ranges from $12-15,000.

  • I Need a Website. Now What?

    So you need a website. If you’ve never gone through this process before, chances are you have a lot of questions. Here are seven tips to point you in the right direction.

  • Why and How to Market Test your Product or Service

    It’s enticing, intoxicating even, the feeling of creating a new product service and wanting to share it with the world. But the heady rush of creativity can quickly turn into failure if you don’t market test.

  • 8 Best Practice Tips for Twitter

    Are you looking to build your followers, reputation and customer engagement on Twitter? Follow these eight simple best business practices and improve your impact on your followers.

  • Hot Small Business Sectors around BC

    We learned in May’s Small Business Pulse that BC’s hot sectors in 2011 were real estate, finance and agriculture. This week we decided to delve a little deeper, to try and understand what this means for some of the communities in BC.

  • Increase Your Mailing List’s ROI

    In a world where unexpected email and print mail is an annoyance, advertising that’s anticipated is a relief, possibly even something that can brighten a person’s day. Sending marketing to a target audience is one of the surest ways to increase your ROI.

  • Win up to $50,000 in Start-Up Financing from CYBF

    For the second year running the Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF) has joined together with Spin Master Ltd., to offer the Spin Master Innovation Fund. If you are aged between 18 and 34 you could be eligible to apply for some amazing prizes.

  • Free Advertising on YouTube for Small Businesses

    Google has created yet another incentive to entice you to use their AdWords service. And this time it's the turn of their global video platform, YouTube. What’s the Deal? Free AdWords for Video advertising for over 500,000 small businesses.

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