including: industry overviews, video content on a specific industry

Industry Trends

10 Exciting Business Developments in 2016

Jan 1, 2016

It is a new year and everyone likes to predict what will come in 2016. We decided to review these predictions and share strategies you may want to try this year

Break into Biotech and the Life Sciences Using These Four Tips—Video Content Roundup

Sep 9, 2014

Building a business in any industry is a challenging task, but getting a startup off the ground in the biotech and life sciences world can be especially taxing. From R&D to the regulatory approval process to the need for constant innovation, these fields demand a lot from the entrepreneurs working within them. Since September 26 to October 3 is National Biotechnology Week in Canada, we’ve decided to compile some tips to help you get your foot in the door as a biotech or life sciences startup.

Business Trends and Learning Resources for 2015

Mar 3, 2015

A big part of moving your business forward is knowledge of emerging trends and an ability to continually learn new skills as the trends evolve. This week, we’ve highlighted a few trends that are pertinent to various aspects of starting and growing your business, and have complimented them with some open educational resources (OER) to deepen your understanding of these fields of business.

Fastest Growing Small Business Sectors in BC

Mar 3, 2011

In recent years of economic uncertainty, certain sectors/industries have been hit harder than others. Understanding the changing landscape of BC small business can help you decide where the best opportunities are - as well as business sectors to avoid.

Gen X, Y or Z? British Columbia’s Demographic Breakdown

Feb 2, 2017

We often come across the terms such as Millennial, Gen X, Baby Boomers, Gen Y and Gen Z in the news, read about future trends or hear business leaders talk about their future customer base.  What do these age groups really mean?

Happy BC Craft Beer Week!

Jun 6, 2014

We are excited for all craft brewing enthusiasts to come together and celebrate the strides that have been made in the brewing industry around British Columbia! For a list of events that are happening throughout the week, visit this site and enjoy invigorating conversation about your business venture over a delicious beer.

Hot Industry Trends

Feb 2, 2013

Starting a business is always risky, but being an entrepreneur also has the potential for great rewards. Keeping tabs on industry trends can help you strike while the iron is hot. Here are the 11 best business opportunities for this year published by We’ve given you the rundown of their list below, along with links to the SBA’s own industry accelerator guides.  Check out the original article for even more information.

How To Use Content Marketing To Grow Your Construction Business

Nov 11, 2020

Content marketing is using information for marketing purposes. The information can be in any medium, including writing, videos, infographics, photos, slide presentations, podcasts, and many more. It contrasts with explicitly promotional marketing material. Nobody watches a car ad to gain information about road safety, for example. An ad for a car is explicitly promotional and so it’s not content marketing. But a car manufacturer’s blog post that talks about how to drive safely in icy conditions is an example of content marketing.

Industry Overview: Auto Mechanics in Canada

May 5, 2019

This industry overview will discuss the latest statistics and trends for auto mechanics who want to learn more about the auto mechanic industry in Canada. Photo Credit: Photo by Ryan Doka from Pixabay