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BC Spotlights

7 Helpful Organizations for BC Entrepreneurs

Jan 1, 2019

Starting a small business is challenging and there is so much information out there it can be difficult to know where to start. These are our pick of key BC websites and organizations that provide the best tools, resources and events for entrepreneurs. All of our choices are deliberately budget friendly and the majority of them are free. 

British Columbia’s New North - The Opportunities for Business

Oct 10, 2015

With unprecedented numbers of proposed major projects in northern British Columbia, the opportunities for business are enormous.The provincial government’s March 2015 Major Projects Inventory outlines billions of dollars of potential investment in the region. These activities will generate a multitude of contracts for companies, large and small.

Bobinski  Business Law Clinic at the Peter A. Allard School of Law - team image

Business Oriented Legal Services, Free of Charge

Sep 9, 2016

If you are living in British Columbia and require legal advice regarding small business or non-profit matters; have limited means of paying for legal advice; and can come to the University of British Columbia Campus in person for an appointment, the Bobinski  Business Law Clinic at the Peter A. Allard School of Law (the “Clinic”) at the University of British Columbia may be of interest to you.

Calling All Small Businesses: Apply for a BC Tech Co-op Grant!

Mar 3, 2018

Small businesses know the value of having a co-op student on their team – they bring in a fresh perspective, innovative ideas, and an eager-to-learn attitude at an affordable cost. But what if there was a way to make hiring a co-op even more valuable for your company?

Celebrating YOU!: mediAm digital distribution

Nov 11, 2014

To start off our Celebrating YOU! small business profile series, Leslie Marsh of mediAm shares the experience of the start-up process and mediAm's contributions to a sustainable film production industry. At mediAm, our mission is to foster the growth of all types of media production by engaging audiences in a new form of distribution. Learn more at

Celebrating YOU!: Vital Wellness Kitsilano

Nov 11, 2014

The Celebrating YOU! small business profile series continues with Vital Health Kitsilano's founder Heidi Henderson sharing her experiences with the start-up process. Vital Health is a bright, welcoming, state-of-the-art socially conscious integrated medical clinic and wellness centre in the heart of Kitsilano, Vancouver. Learn more at

Get to know a Fluevoger: Brian Wilson

Dec 12, 2019

  When did you get your first pair of Fluevogs? What were they? It was in ’96 or ‘97 and they were a pair of Oxblood/Burgundy 7th Heaven Derby Swirl boots. I loved those boots. I wore them everywhere for years until they just couldn’t be repaired anymore and I had to let them go.

Get to know a Fluevogger: Charlotte Beck

Nov 11, 2019

As part of the exhibition “50 Years of Sole: A History of Fluevog: Honouring a Vancouver Icon,” presented by The David Lam Management Research Library and Canaccord Learning Commons, Rare Books and Special Collections, and the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre at UBC Library, we are delighted to share profiles of Fluevogers at UBC, and some snapshots into their shoe collections.