Small Business BC

All Starting a Business Articles

  • 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.

  • 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.


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