Off the Ground Blog

Celebrating YOU! Entrepreneur Profile (Part 1 of 2): Just Greet – Business Idea & Market Research »

Nov 12, 2015

Teja Edara, entrepreneur and UBC MBA student, sits down to talk with us about the foundation of Just Greet in Vancouver, BC. We follow his journey from concept to creation and explore challenges and lessons along the way.

Tags: Celebrating You 2015 Series, Guest Posts, Small Business Profile

Using Creative Commons Images in Social Media »

Oct 26, 2015

Common online knowledge says that blog and social media posts should have an image with them.

Tags: Compliance, Marketing, Social Media

Top Ten Books in Celebration of Small Business Week »

Oct 19, 2015

Small Business week is well underway. We have launched our Celebrating You campaign to honour the many achievements of the BC Small Business community in the last year.

Tags: Books, Guest Posts, SBA Program News

Second Year of Celebrating YOU! Campaign Kickoff for Small Business Month 2015 »

Oct 5, 2015

October is here and marks the beginning of Small Business Month, when we celebrate the vitality that small businesses bring to the culture and economy of Canada.

Tags: BC Spotlights, Business Planning, Growing, Guest Posts, SBA Program News, Small Business Profile

British Columbia’s New North - The Opportunities for Business »

Oct 5, 2015

With unprecedented numbers of proposed major projects in northern British Columbia, the opportunities for business are enormous.The provincial government’s March 2015 Major Projects Inventory outlines billions of dollars of potential investment in the region. These activities will generate a multitude of contracts for companies, large and small.

Tags: BC Spotlights, Guest Posts

How to Use Infographics To Get More Customers »

Aug 24, 2015

Unless you’ve been living in a bomb shelter, you would’ve seen the explosive growth of infographics over the last few years on the internet. Infographics are popular because they summarize complex information into simple to understand visualizations.

Tags: Customer Relations, Guest Posts, Marketing

The Wearable Business »

Aug 13, 2015

The Apple Watch and Google Glass are making headlines and wearable technology sales are just skyrocketing.

Tags: Applications & Software, Digital Tech Series, Industry Trends, R&D & Innovation

Don't Stress-Outsource! »

Aug 10, 2015

Work smarter, not harder! You already know that entrepreneurs are go-getters; on any given day these Jack-of-All-Trades’ job titles could be accountant, customer service rep, therapist, motivational speaker or IT specialist.

Tags: Business, E-Business, Financial Matters, Growing, Management & HR, Productivity, Work-Life Balance

Librarians and Entrepreneurship »

Aug 4, 2015

Long gone are the days when libraries were physical spaces to house tangible books, a place where noise is considered a taboo because libraries are a serious place for serious people – not for “hanging out."

Tags: Business Planning, Libraries, Networking

Industry Trends: What's the Deal with Pop-Up Shops? »

Jul 27, 2015

A “pop-up” is a business that is renting a vacant space, part of a larger store, or is quickly assembled in a public area to sell specialty or novelty items

Tags: Business, Doing Research, Industry Trends