Blogs Archive (2017)
Jul 26, 2017
It's no secret that business owners need many different skills to succeed: they're responsible for everything from making strategic decisions to making sure the water bill is paid on time. But amid the daily bustle, one important skill is at risk of being overlooked: management.
Jul 11, 2017
Graphic design involves using both graphics and text to convey a concept or idea. The graphic design industry includes many activities, including corporate identity/branding, advertising, print production, and web design. Graphic designers create logos, posters, newsletters, brochures, signs, and other forms of visual communication.
Jul 4, 2017
Have you ever had to show confidence when you felt fear or express enthusiasm when you felt anxious? Maybe you’ve used a smile or a calm tone of voice to put someone else at ease. If so, you have performed emotional labour, and you’re not alone.
Jun 21, 2017
June 21 is National Aboriginal Day, which is an opportunity for all Canadians to recognize and celebrate the diverse cultures and outstanding contributions the First Nations, Métis and Inuit people. Here at the SBA, we would like to recognize an important organization that is leading the advancement of digital technologies in First Nations communities throughout British Columbia: the First Nations Technology Council.
Jun 5, 2017
We’ve all heard it before – reading helps entrepreneurs keep up with trends, develop skills, and be inspired by innovation. But how do you decide what book to pick up next, and how do you motivate yourself to keep reading? The SBA has a solution for that!
May 18, 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!
May 1, 2017
What do British Columbians value? Making positive impacts—and the social ventures sector is certainly thriving in British Columbia.
Apr 19, 2017
You’ve got “THE” business idea that you’re convinced will be a success. But how can you convince your audience? With research!
Apr 5, 2017
Tax season is upon us! We doubt many of you look forward to this period, except of course the accountants among us. It is a time when we reflect on our finances and whether someone can assist us in meeting our financial targets. This overview is for the financial savvy among us who dream of helping others meet their financial goals and build a safety net.
Mar 22, 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.