Blogs Archive (2014)

Industry Overview: Jewellery Design Business

Dec 17, 2014
The holidays are upon us which means that many people will be on hunt for one of the most classic holiday gift items: jewellery.

Keep Your Family Business Running Strong with These 5 Tips - Video Content Roundup

Dec 2, 2014
Most entrepreneurs go into a family business expecting there to be challenges. However, they often don’t realize from the outset exactly how tricky things can get.

Staying Healthy and Balanced Through the Start-Up Process

Nov 25, 2014
The start-up process is notorious for consuming your mind and body. With so many decisions needing to be made, there is little time for remembering the other things that also define you – your family, friends and hobbies – and keep you grounded.

Women's Entrepreneurship Day 2014

Nov 18, 2014
November 19th is the inaugural celebration of Women’s Entrepreneurship Day!

SBA Infographic Update 2014

Nov 14, 2014
We're excited to present an updated version of our infographic and showcase some of our key accomplishments over the last three years of the SBA program!

Celebrating YOU!: Vital Wellness Kitsilano

Nov 6, 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.

Four Tips for Bootstrapping Your Small Business - Video Content Roundup

Nov 4, 2014
Venture capital is often seen as the holy grail of small business financing, but it isn't for everyone. As most seasoned entrepreneurs will tell you, seeking out venture funding can be a long, expensive process, with some unexpected legal and accounting costs along the way.

Celebrating YOU!: mediAm digital distribution

Nov 4, 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.

Small Business Profile 2014

Oct 28, 2014
Every year British Columbia’s provincial government publishes a profile of the health of small business in the province to educate us on how BC fits into the greater Canadian context of small business development.