including: open access and education, licensing business resource (i.e., gale business handbook) webinars, MOOCs, conferences

Open Education

Accelerate Your Learning with Video Tutorials

May 5, 2017

Want to learn how to define your business structure, use social media for your business or sharpen your Excel skills, but don’t have time to take a course? No problem! With the growth of online videos, it seems there are online video tutorials for almost any topic. And that includes business research!

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.

Free Webinars For Building, Marketing & Creating More Cash Flow

Jun 6, 2018

Webinars are interactive online seminars that offer education to small business owners, often for free or a small fee. This week, we’ve put together a list of useful webinars for business owners in BC that will be happening during the month of June. Learn how to build, market, and finance your business form the comfort of your own home. The descriptions for the following webinars are from the hosting organizations' registration pages.

Give Your Startup an Edge with Our Top 5 Streaming Video Channels—Video Content Roundup

Oct 10, 2014

Staying current with entrepreneurship trends can be tricky. As new resources and strategies develop popularity, it’s important for small business owners to know what’s out there so they give their startup a competitive edge in the market. In this post, we’ll focus on streaming video channels you can follow for a constant stream of news and other information from the world of business. Since the rise of streaming video, individuals and organizations from around the world have been using this platform to share their knowledge and experience with audiences looking for business guidance.

Learning Initiatives for Rural and Northern BC: 2015 – Apply Now!

Jun 6, 2015

Learning Initiatives for Rural and Northern BC (LIRN BC) is a collaborative approach to building on the capacities of rural, remote and Northern British Columbian communities. The Irving K. Barber Learning Centre is proud to partner with government and non-government organizations to provide and facilitate workshops to promote community learning and collaboration in rural and northern communities.

Listen and Learn: Business School Podcasts

Mar 3, 2015

Did you know that some of the top-rated business schools in North America produce podcasts? The great thing about podcasts is that you can listen to them anywhere and whenever you have a spare moment- during your commute, or while exercising or running errands. The following podcasts feature a wide range of content, including interviews and lectures from successful entrepreneurs, business experts, CEOs, business school professors, and authors discussing entrepreneurship, leadership, innovation, and business trends.

Open Access Week October 2014

Oct 10, 2014

Open Access Week, now entering its 8th year, is a chance to learn, share, and spread the word about the benefits of open access to information. 

Open Education Sources for Small Businesses

Mar 3, 2017

We are in the middle of Open Education Week, which lasts from March 27th to 31st this year. The goal of the week is to raise awareness about sources, uses and benefits of open education. We conducted some research to find open resources that will be helpful for a small business owner. Although many websites offer free courses aimed at small business owners, it can be difficult to determine their quality. We decided only to look at recognized high quality platforms that offer free courses.

Open Learning Opportunities for Business

Mar 3, 2015

As business trends and knowledge change at a fast rate in our society, the demand for lifelong learning increases. This week, we look at the growing number of online resources that can contribute to lifelong learning to help your business succeed.