Off the Ground Blog

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

Open Access Week October 2014 »

Oct 22, 2014

Open Access Week, now entering its 8th year, is a chance to learn, share, and spread the word about the benefits of open access to information. 

Tags: Open Education

Give Your Startup an Edge with Our Top 5 Streaming Video Channels—Video Content Roundup »

Oct 20, 2014

Staying current with entrepreneurship trends can be tricky. As new resources and strategies develop popularity, it’s important for small business owners to know what’s out there so they give their startup a competitive edge in the market.

Tags: Open Education, Videos

5 Tools To Keep Up-To-Date On Industry News »

Oct 9, 2014

If you are an aspiring small business owner or entrepreneur, you probably are diving in head first into secondary market research.

Tags: Applications & Software, Doing Research

Events for Small Business Month 2014 »

Oct 3, 2014

It's October and that can mean only one thing: it's Small Business Month in BC! Whether you're still in the planning stages, hoping to expand your business, or somewhere in between, there is an event going on this month that you'll want to check out. Here is a list of just some of the small business events taking place around BC.

Tags: Aboriginal Entrepreneurship, Events

Celebrating YOU! Campaign Kickoff for Small Business Month 2014 »

Oct 1, 2014

October is here and marks the beginning of Small Business Month, where we celebrate the vitality that small businesses bring to the culture and economy of Canada.

Tags: Events, SBA Program News

Break into Biotech and the Life Sciences Using These Four Tips—Video Content Roundup »

Sep 25, 2014

Building a business in any industry is a challenging task, but getting a startup off the ground in the biotech and life sciences world can be especially taxing. From R&D to the regulatory approval process to the need for constant innovation, these fields demand a lot from the entrepreneurs working within them.

Tags: Financial Matters, Industry Trends, Videos