Off the Ground Blog

Ten Books to Inspire You During Small Business Week 2016 »

Oct 17, 2016

To kick-off Small Business Week 2016 here at the SBA, we have collaborated once again with our friends at the David Lam Management Research Library to bring small business dreamers some literary inspiration.

Tags: Books, Guest Posts, SBA Program News

SBA Library »

Oct 6, 2016

Throughout July and August, we asked various librarians throughout British Columbia for their business book recommendations and received an onslaught of responses.

Tags: Books, Doing Research, Libraries

Business Oriented Legal Services, Free of Charge »

Sep 23, 2016

If you are living in British Columbia and require legal advice regarding small business or non-profit matters; have limited means of paying for legal advice; and can come to the University of British Columbia Campus in person for an appointment, the Bobinski  Business Law Clinic at the Peter A. Allard School of Law (the “Clinic”) at the University of British Columbia may be of interest to you.

Tags: BC Spotlights, Compliance, Guest Posts

Industry Overview: Online Retail (E-commerce) »

Aug 29, 2016

Online retail stores are virtual establishments that sell a variety of consumer or business-to-business products through e-commerce transactions.

Tags: Business, Doing Research, E-Business, Industry Trends

10 Business Books to Read This Summer »

Jul 19, 2016

With summer finally here, we have launched our #sbalibrary campaign on Twitter to inspire the B.C. business community to kick back and enjoy the nice weather while checking out a great read.

Tags: Books, Guest Posts, Libraries, Social Media

Industry Overview: Portrait Photography »

Jun 28, 2016

Portrait photography involves capturing the likeness of a person or persons using various photographic equipment- in either a studio or at a specific location. This type of photography is particularly popular for special occasions such as weddings, engagements, and births.

Tags: Business, Doing Research, Industry Trends

Why Every Small Business Needs To Promote Itself On LinkedIn »

Jun 24, 2016

According to data released from LinkedIn in 2016, the platform has more than 433 million users in over 200 countries around the world.

Tags: Business, Marketing, Social Media

Industry Trend: Embracing Millennial Employees »

May 30, 2016

One of the biggest industry trends of 2016 is the need for businesses to embrace millennials.

Tags: Industry Trends, Leadership, Management & HR, Social Media, Work Environment

Five Quick Tips For High-Tech Small Business »

May 17, 2016

Vancouver is establishing itself as a prime location for technology start-ups in Canada; this emergence will provide benefits to the technology sector. Tech businesses need to get these five things right to establish themselves and grow.

Tags: Business Planning

Eight Green Business Ideas »

Apr 1, 2016

The world is clamouring for products and services that protect the environment. A recent Nielsen survey found that 42% of North American consumers are willing to pay more for green products and services.

Tags: Green business