Off the Ground Blog

Learning Initiatives for Rural and Northern BC: 2015 – Apply Now! »

Jun 12, 2015

Learning Initiatives for Rural and Northern BC (LIRN BC) is a collaborative approach to building on the capacities of rural, remote and Northern British Columbian communities.

Tags: BC Spotlights, Open Education, SBA Program News

Entrepreneurs and Night Markets »

Jun 3, 2015

Ever wondered about testing your business idea at a summer night market?

Tags: Business Planning, Doing Research

Industry Overview: Specialty Foods – Organic Foods »

May 20, 2015

Specialty foods refer to items that cater to a specific audience such as organic, gluten-free, halal or artisanal food products.

Tags: Doing Research, Industry Trends

Essential Resources for Social Enterprise and Non-profits »

Apr 21, 2015

The fifth annual Canadian Conference on Social Enterprise takes place this week in London, Ontario. In honor of CCSE, we are highlighting some great resources for Canadian social enterprise and non-profits.

Tags: BC Spotlights, SBA Program News, Social Enterprise & Non-Profit

Business Research Resources for UBC Alumni »

Apr 14, 2015

As alumni, UBC graduates have access to a rich source of business information by getting and registering their UBC Alumni A-card, which grants them access to Business Source Alumni Edition.

Tags: Business Planning, Doing Research

Industry Overview: Confectionery  »

Mar 31, 2015

The Canadian confectionery industry includes establishments engaged in the manufacture of chocolate and non-chocolate confectionery. Chocolates and chocolate confectionery, including chocolate covered candy and nuts, may be made from cacao beans or purchased chocolate.

Tags: Doing Research, Industry Trends

Tip and Tools to Get You Through Tax Season »

Mar 17, 2015

Filing taxes can be a stressful task. Do you know which forms you need? How to calculate your annual allowance? Or the deadline for filing? Here are some helpful links to get you through tax season.

Tags: Compliance, Financial Matters