Business Events BC - August 2019

Published: Jul 25, 2019
Last Updated: Aug 13, 2019

Whether you are in the thinking stages of starting a business or are looking for opportunities to expand your business network, there are plenty of interesting events taking place during the month of August. 

We also recommend visiting smallbusinessbc.ca and reviewing their full event calendar and seminar line up. Please note details are accurate at time of publication, all summaries have been reproduced from host descriptions.

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Supplying Professional Services to the Government of Canada
Host: Small Business BC
Target audience: Aspiring and current professional service providers
Date: August 1
Time: 10:30am – 12pm
Location: Small Business BC – Vancouver (Available to other locations via Webinar)
Cost: FREE
Register
Summary: Learn how to register your business in the Centralized Professional Services System (CPSS) as well as how to find and bid on professional service opportunities.


Business Loan Information Session
Host: Women’s Enterprise Centre
Target audience: Aspiring women entrepreneurs
Date: August 6
Time: 12pm – 1pm
Location: Phone-in
Cost: Free
Register
Summary: A facilitator will provide guidance on how to apply for a loan from the Women’s Enterprise Centre.


Focused Business Planning
Host: Small Business BC
Target audience: Aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners
Date: August 6-28
Time: See registration page for the start times of each seminar
Location: Small Business BC – Vancouver (Available to other locations via Webinar)
Cost: $419
Register
Summary: A package of nine seminars designed to help you evaluate the viability of your business idea, potential buyers of your product or service and more! Each seminar can also be booked individually.


Starting Your Business: What’s the Plan?
Host: Small Business BC
Target audience: Aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners
Date: August 6
Time: 9am – 12pm
Location: Small Business BC – Vancouver (Available to other locations via Webinar)
Cost: $59
Register
Summary: Identify key gaps in your business plan as well as how to create a cohesive, compelling argument for your business.

 


Burnaby Entrepreneurs Toastmasters
Host: Burnaby Entrepreneurs Toastmasters
Target audience: Entrepreneurs
Date: Wednesday (Recurring)
Time: 6:45pm
Location: CMPNY Burnaby
Cost: FREE
Register
Summary: Improve your public speaking skills and leadership qualities in this friendly, constructive environment.


Business Mapping: Developing a Smart Business Model
Host: Small Business BC
Target audience: Entrepreneurs
Date: August 7
Time: 1pm – 3pm
Location: Small Business BC – Vancouver (Available to other locations via Webinar)
Cost: $59      
Register
Summary: Learn how to evaluate your business idea, understand the key areas of a successful business model, and discover financing options for your new venture. 


Need to Know: Mindset Mastery for Business Growth
Host: Hervana Coworking Collective
Target audience: Women entrepreneurs and business owners
Date: August 9
Time: 9:30 am – 12:30pm
Location: Hervana Coworking Collective
Cost: $79-$99
Register
Summary: A workshop designed for women entrepreneurs to help them unleash their entrepreneurial mindsets and grow their businesses successfully.


Business Viability 1: The Break Even Analysis
Host: Small Business BC
Target audience: Entrepreneurs; Small business owners
Date: August 13
Time: 9am – 12pm
Location: Small Business BC – Vancouver (Available to other locations via Webinar)
Cost: $69
Register
Summary: Learn how to identify the costs of starting and operating a business in its first year. Discover how to calculate starting capital and annual sales to break even.


Business Viability 2: The Cash Flow Forecast
Host: Small Business BC
Target audience: Entrepreneurs; Small business owners
Date: August 13
Time: 1pm – 4pm
Location: Small Business BC – Vancouver (Available to other locations via Webinar)
Cost: $69      
Register
Summary: Learn how to forecast monthly cash flow, how to calculate cash flow, and the causes of cash flow problems.


Mastering Your Business for Maximum Profit & Success in Surrey
Host: Canadian Business Success Events
Target audience: Aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners
Date: August 13
Time: 12pm – 2pm
Location: Sheraton Guildford Hotel
Cost: FREE
Register
Summary: Overcome your own fears of starting a business in this 2-hour event designed to help you maximize growth, sales, and profit.


How to Set Up a Business for Newcomers
Host: Burnaby Public Library
Co-host: MOSAIC
Target audience: Newcomers
Date: August 16
Time: 6pm – 8pm
Location: Burnaby Public Library
Cost: FREE
Register
Summary: Intended for newcomers who want to learn the process of starting a small business, including how to write a business plan, register a business, and find financing.


Mastering Social Media to Grow Your Business
Host: Small Business BC
Target audience: Entrepreneurs; Small business owners
Date: August 19
Time: 1pm – 4:30pm
Location: Small Business BC – Vancouver (Available to other locations via Webinar)
Cost: $39
Register
Summary: Learn how to expand your following by incorporating social media into your marketing strategy.


Market Research 1: Finding Data That Works for You
Host: Small Business BC
Target audience: Aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners
Date: August 20
Time: 9:30am – 3:30pm
Location: Small Business BC – Vancouver (Available to other locations via Webinar)
Cost: $69      
Register
Summary: Discover how to use secondary data — including what it is and where to find it — to analyze your target market, competitors, and industry trends in this seminar that explores the importance of secondary market research.


Business Planning (Penticton, BC)
Host: Community Futures Okanagan Similkameen
Target audience: Aspiring entrepreneurs and business owners
Date: August 21
Time: 9am – 4pm
Location: Community Futures Okanagan Similkameen
Cost: $75
Register
Summary: Learn how to develop an action plan to help make your business model a reality!


Starting a Business Information Session
Host: Women’s Enterprise Centre
Target audience: Aspiring women entrepreneurs
Date: August 22
Time: 12pm – 1pm
Location: Phone-in
Cost: FREE
Register
Summary: Receive guidance on several topics including business structures, registering a business, licenses and permits, and sources of funding for a business.


Creating Your First Business Website
Host: Small Business BC
Target audience: Small business owners
Date: August 26
Time: 1pm – 3pm
Location: Small Business BC – Vancouver (Available to other locations via Webinar)
Cost: $59
Register
Summary: This interactive step-by-step tour of WordPress will provide you with a foundation to build and customize a website for your business.


Market Research 2: Surveys and Focus Groups for Knowing Your Customer
Host: Small Business BC
Target audience: Aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners
Date: August 27
Time: 9:30am – 3:30pm
Location: Small Business BC – Vancouver (Available to other locations via Webinar)
Cost: $69      
Register
Summary: Learn about the difference between quantitative and qualitative data, discover methods for collecting data, and understand the key tools for gathering information in this seminar that explores the importance of primary market research.


Operations for Small Business
Host: Small Business BC
Target audience: Aspiring small business owners
Date: August 28
Time: 9am – 12pm
Location: Small Business BC – Vancouver (Available to other locations via Webinar)
Cost: $39
Register
Summary: Discover how to plan, set up, and manage small business operations, as well as how to set goals and targets within your team.

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