Off the Ground Blog

New email learning series: Introduction to Business Research »

Apr 23, 2019

Starting a new business requires a lot of research from the outset. What is happening in the industry? Who will my competitors be and what are they doing? What is the demand like for my product or service? Knowing how and where to search for this information is vital to the success of a new venture.

Tags: Doing Research

Industry Overview: Coffee Shops and Coffee Manufacturing »

Mar 21, 2019

coffee shop and coffee manufacturing industry overview

This industry overview will discuss the latest statistics and trends for those interested in the coffee business.

Tags: Industry Trends

Industry Overview: Online Retail »

Mar 7, 2019

Online retail refers to the purchase of goods over the internet. Some retailers may operate both brick and mortar stores as well as offering an online retail service.

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Business Events BC - March 2019 »

Mar 4, 2019

Whether you're just getting started or are ready to grow your team, you should find something that meets your needs among this selection of free and low costs events for entrepreneurs and small business owners. 

Tags: Events

Business Events BC - February 2019 »

Jan 31, 2019

February is shaping up to be a great month for business events in BC. This is our selection of the best free and low cost events for anyone thinking of starting their own business or who has recently done so. 

Tags: Events

7 Helpful Organizations for BC Entrepreneurs  »

Jan 28, 2019

Starting a small business is challenging and there is so much information out there it can be difficult to know where to start. These are our pick of key BC websites and organizations that provide the best tools, resources and events for entrepreneurs.

Tags: BC Spotlights, Key Resources Series

Business Events BC - January 2019 »

Jan 3, 2019

Happy New Year! If you are committed to getting your small business flourishing in 2019, this is a selection of free and low cost events happening in BC may be able to help you reach your goals. 

Tags: Events

Industry Overview: Restaurants »

Dec 10, 2018

This industry overview includes the latest statistics and trends for both full service and limited service restaurants. 

Tags: Industry Trends

Business Events BC - December 2018 »

Nov 29, 2018

The festive season is upon us but there are still plenty of small business events happening in BC in December.

Whether you’re looking for help with business plans, marketing, finance or more, we’ve gathered a selection of free and low-cost business events for entrepreneurs and small business owners. 

Tags: Events

Industry Overview: Bed and Breakfast »

Nov 19, 2018

Bed and breakfast industry overview

Bed and breakfasts are small inns that offer personal service, often in private homes, and include a breakfast in the room price. This post will provide those interested in the bed and breakfast industry information about current industry trends and challenges.

Tags: Industry Trends