including: about the act of networking (e.g., how to, importance of, etc.)


Business Events BC - November 2019

Nov 11, 2019

Looking to start a new business? Want to expand your existing business? Or just want to meet like-minded individuals to share your business ideas with? Here are some places where you can do just that in Networking November:

Is Your Elevator Pitch Ready?

Feb 2, 2012

Sometimes you only have a few seconds — for example, the length of an elevator ride — to make a good impression. Can you summarize your business and its value to a potential customer confidently and quickly? If not, you need to work on your elevator pitch.

Joining a Business Association

Jan 1, 2011

There is strength in numbers - no question, and joining a business / industry association is a great way to tap into the skills, knowledge and economic advantages that larger groups may hold. With very few exceptions, most industries (major & minor) have national/provincial/regional associations. Most associations work toward common goals such as:

Librarians and Entrepreneurship

Aug 8, 2015

Long gone are the days when libraries were physical spaces to house tangible books, a place where noise is considered a taboo because libraries are a serious place for serious people – not for “hanging out."

Making the Pitch: How Research Can Build Credibility

Apr 4, 2017

You’ve got “THE” business idea that you’re convinced will be a success. But how can you convince your audience? With research! Prove You Know the Competition A good starting point is identifying your competition within your industry. Do thorough research to find out what makes you different from the competition, and use that difference to explain why customers will buy from you. For example, if you think locality makes you stand out, why does that matter to your customers? What data suggests that this is an asset in comparison to your competition?

Mentoring is a Must for Youth Entrepreneurs

Dec 12, 2015

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The Evolving Workplace (Part 2 of 2): Is a Co-working Space Right for You?

Feb 2, 2013

Today workspace options are more flexible and varied than ever before. Of course, there is the traditional office and the virtual work environment, but now, for those of you who want a bit of both, there is the shared office or co-working space. Co-work or collaborative work spaces are on the rise. Let's take a look at what exactly a co-working space means and what the draws are for entrepreneurs. Then we'll explore where you can find co-work spaces in BC.

The Support You Need: Resources for Professional Guidance and Mentorship

Feb 2, 2015

Your business is a long-term commitment, with frequent surprises and questions along the way. Whether you're just starting out, in the early years of your business, or facing a major change, you'll need the support and guidance of someone who's been there. Use the resources here to find the right mentor for you. Featured mentorship programs: »Aboriginal Business Mentorship Program (Canada)