Blogs Archive (2012)

Calling on the crowd: Is crowdfunding right for your business?

Aug 15, 2012
Crowdfunding has been generating a lot of buzz lately, so the SBA decided to hop on the bandwagon and explore the potential impact of crowdfunding for BC enterprises.

Is anyone out there listening? Tools to measure your social media impact

Jul 16, 2012
These days it seems like everyone is on the social media bandwagon, but how can you assess the effectiveness of your social media strategy?   

Help Wanted: How to attract (and keep) quality staff

Jul 6, 2012
So, you have established your business and it's a roaring success. The only problem is you’re so busy you can’t take a day off to relax! It’s time to hire some help. Although it is exciting, the hiring process can also be daunting, especially if you have never done it before.

Aboriginal Business Education and Resources: A look at Ch'nook Indigenous Business Education

Jun 28, 2012
June is Aboriginal History month, a time to recognize and honour the cultures and contributions of Aboriginal people in Canada. The SBA would like to take

Quick Tips to Start Your Industry Research

Jun 14, 2012
According to a 2010 RBC poll, one-third of Canadians like the idea of starting their own business and one-fifth are actually planning to launch a business in the next five years!