Blogs Archive (2017)

Vendor Tips for Holiday Markets

Nov 24, 2017
Last year, we posted about Ten Holiday Markets in British Columbia. This year, we thought we would cover our top tips for vendors to make your craft fair or holiday market experience a success.

Industry Overview: Nonprofits

Nov 2, 2017
The non-profit industry is a diverse industry composed of entities focusing on technology, education, health, the arts and many other areas. There are several terms used to refer to non-profits, such as charities, not-for-profit and social enterprise, making it somewhat confusing to figure out how your non-profit idea should be categorized.

Rural Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Oct 25, 2017
In September, the Small Business Accelerator librarian, Adena Brons, attended the Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundations's 2017 conference, "Different by Design." She traveled to Nelson B.C.

Focus on...Small Business Week 2017

Oct 18, 2017
As the days get shorter, we celebrate Small Business Week 2017 with our partners at David Lam Library at UBC. Business Librarian Irena Trebic has picked a list of business books that can help guide you, whatever stage your business is in.

Top Growth Industries in BC [Infographic]

Oct 4, 2017
Growth is happening in British Columbia, but where? This infographic covers the top 5 growing industries based on the British Columbia Small Business Profile 2016

Help UBC Library support your venture!

Sep 21, 2017
Call for British Columbia participants in UBC Library entrepreneurship research habits and information needs study! 

The Sharing Economy

Sep 18, 2017
Taking an Uber home from a night on the town, booking a cutesy cottage on Airbnb, and even signing up for some freelance tasks on Upwork. What do these three things have in common? These increasingly popular actions are all ways to participate in the growing economic model known as the sharing economy.

Industry Overview: Tourism

Sep 11, 2017
The tourism industry in Canada is growing, and British Columbia is no exception.

The Best of #SBALibrary 2017

Aug 30, 2017
Our #SBAlibrary summer reading challenge was a great opportunity to delve into the world of business reading.

Industry Overview: Video Production

Aug 14, 2017
Lights, camera, action! Video production involves the capture of moving images on various forms of electronic media. The video production industry has made headlines in British Columbia as the province is in the midst of a boom. We decided that now is an ideal time to spotlight the SBA’s resources for video production businesses.