Off the Ground Blog

11 of the Best Podcasts to Listen to for Entrepreneurs »

Jul 18, 2018

Podcasts are great to listen to whether you’re commuting to work, making dinner, or want to learn something new. These business-focused podcasts will offer you insight and ideas about entrepreneurship and current business trends and issues. This collection of podcasts are freely available online. Read on to find a new listen!

Tags: Podcasts, Work-Life Balance

Free Webinars For Building, Marketing & Creating More Cash Flow »

Jun 7, 2018

Webinars are interactive online seminars that offer education to small business owners, often for free or a small fee. This week, we’ve put together a list of useful webinars for business owners in BC that will be happening during the month of June. Learn how to build, market, and finance your business form the comfort of your own home.

Tags: Open Education

Meet Marco Pasqua! Entrepreneur Profile Highlights »

May 16, 2018

Marco Pasqua is a speaker, writer, and entrepreneur. He sits down to talk with us about founding the CUBE Principle in Vancouver, BC., and his journey from having a concept to creation and explore challenges and lessons along the way.

Tags: BC Spotlights, Guest Posts, Small Business Profile

Industry Overview: Florist Shop Business »

May 16, 2018

A florist shop is a retail establishment that sells cut flowers and ornamental plants. The floral trade involves activities such as flower care, flower arranging, floral design, merchandising, and often flower delivery. Florist shops are an ever popular industry.

Tags: Industry Trends

Industry Overview: Wedding Planning »

Mar 8, 2018

For engaged couples, staging a wedding can be both exciting and stressful. To help manage the process and to ensure a picture-perfect (stress-free) wedding, hiring a wedding planner is a smart idea. Wedding planning is an ever popular industry and one of the most searched guides on our website.

Tags: Industry Trends

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.

Tags: Customer Relations, Marketing

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.

Tags: Industry Trends, Social Enterprise & Non-Profit

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.

Tags: BC Spotlights, SBA Program News, Videos

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.

Tags: Books, Libraries