Off the Ground Blog

Industry Overview: Jewellery Design Business »

Dec 17, 2014

The holidays are upon us which means that many people will be on hunt for one of the most classic holiday gift items: jewellery.

Tags: Doing Research, Industry Trends

Keep Your Family Business Running Strong with These 5 Tips - Video Content Roundup »

Dec 2, 2014

Most entrepreneurs go into a family business expecting there to be challenges. However, they often don’t realize from the outset exactly how tricky things can get.

Tags: Management & HR, Videos

Staying Healthy and Balanced Through the Start-Up Process »

Nov 25, 2014

The start-up process is notorious for consuming your mind and body. With so many decisions needing to be made, there is little time for remembering the other things that also define you – your family, friends and hobbies – and keep you grounded.

Tags: Work-Life Balance

Women's Entrepreneurship Day 2014 »

Nov 18, 2014

November 19th is the inaugural celebration of Women’s Entrepreneurship Day!

Tags: Events

SBA Infographic Update 2014 »

Nov 14, 2014

We're excited to present an updated version of our infographic and showcase some of our key accomplishments over the last three years of the SBA program!

Tags: SBA Program News

Celebrating YOU!: Vital Wellness Kitsilano »

Nov 6, 2014

The Celebrating YOU! small business profile series continues with Vital Health Kitsilano's founder Heidi Henderson sharing her experiences with the start-up process.

Tags: BC Spotlights, Guest Posts, SBA Program News

Four Tips for Bootstrapping Your Small Business - Video Content Roundup »

Nov 4, 2014

Venture capital is often seen as the holy grail of small business financing, but it isn't for everyone. As most seasoned entrepreneurs will tell you, seeking out venture funding can be a long, expensive process, with some unexpected legal and accounting costs along the way.

Tags: Financial Matters, Videos

Celebrating YOU!: mediAm digital distribution »

Nov 4, 2014

To start off our Celebrating YOU! small business profile series, Leslie Marsh of mediAm shares the experience of the start-up process and mediAm's contributions to a sustainable film production industry.

Tags: BC Spotlights, Guest Posts, SBA Program News

Small Business Profile 2014 »

Oct 28, 2014

Every year British Columbia’s provincial government publishes a profile of the health of small business in the province to educate us on how BC fits into the greater Canadian context of small business development.

Tags: Small Business Profile