Business Events BC - November & December 2020

Last Updated: June 17, 2021

Change. Extreme. Fortitude. Transformation. Unpredictable. These are some of the words predicted by the creatives at Thoughtmatter to describe 2020 – back in December 2019! 

With all the changes that have happened this year, including for many of us the shift to a fully remote working model, countless small businesses have felt the consequences of COVID-19. Here at SBA, we’ve been working hard to ensure that our BC entrepreneurs and small business owners have access to credible market research information to inform their important business decisions. We’ve updated our Industry Guides, added local organizations to our BC Business Support Directory, and shared quality events and news via Twitter.

To finish this year strong we have curated a round-up of upcoming free events and webinars so we can learn to adapt to these unprecedented times together.

November 2020

BDO Rethink Virtual Conference

Host: BDO

Date: November 24 (Virtual)

Cost: Free


Summary: Learn how to build resiliency through digital transformation during COVID-19. Geared toward professionals across a range of industries, there will be keynote presentations, fireside chats, and breakout rooms.

Market Research 1: Find Business Data and Insights

Host: Small Business BC

Date: November 25 (Virtual)

Cost: Free


Summary: Join Market Research Analyst Mark Eversfield to navigate the world of market research and learn how secondary data can inform key business decisions.

Personal Branding Webinar

Host: Women’s Enterprise Centre

Date: November 26 (Virtual)

Cost: Free


Summary: Branding is a key component of any business and it is also essential for individuals. Learn how to leverage digital platforms like social media to communicate your personal and professional brand.

Cybersecurity Advice to Protect Your Business

Host: Small Business BC

Date: November 30 (Virtual)

Cost: Free


Summary: Digital security is an essential part of protecting small businesses from various types of threats. Learn actionable steps to mitigate cybersecurity risks from Sukhmani Dev, Head of Digital Payments & Cybersecurity Solutions for Mastercard Canada.

December 2020

BC Buy Local Week

Host: BC Buy Local

Date: November 30 - December 6

Cost: Free

Campaign information

Summary: Join BC Buy Local’s annual celebration to support local businesses and keep money circulating in the BC economy.

Celebrating Indigenous Small Business Forum

Host: Business Link

Date: December 2 (Virtual)

Cost: Free


Summary: This full-day forum supports Indigenous entrepreneurs and small business owners by providing tools, resources, and guidance to start and grow a small business.

Energy, Empathy and Diversity: How We Can All Contribute to an Inclusive Workplace

Host: BC Tech Association

Date: December 3 (Virtual)

Cost: Free


Summary: Join Marco Pasqua to discover how changing our attitudes, physical environment, and interactions with others can have a lasting impact on promoting inclusive workspaces.

Fostering a Culturally Safe Workplace

Host: Community Futures Central Kootenay

Date: December 7 (Virtual) 

Cost: Free


Summary: Learn how to foster a workplace culture of inclusion and acceptance with instructor Carolyn Amantea.

'Tis the Season to Monitor your Mental Health

Host: Ocean Startup Project

Date: December 8 (Virtual)

Cost: Free


Summary: Join this panel of innovative founders to talk about mental health in the startup world.

Go Digital! Strategies for Investing in Your Online Presence on Any Budget

Host: Invest Ottawa Education Centre

Date: December 8 (Virtual)

Cost: Free


Summary: This panel discussion will take a look at businesses' online presence, delivering value in a digital economy and finding the needs of your customers. 

Digital Marketing in 2021

Host: Community Futures North Okanagan

Date: December 10 (Virtual)

Cost: Free


Summary: This webinar will provide tips for crafting a compelling business story using digital marketing tools and tactics.

COVID-19 Government Measures for Business and Individuals

Host: Greater Vancouver Board of Trade

Date: December 11 (Virtual)

Cost: Free for members, $30 for non-members


Summary: Join our panellists as they break down how you can utilize federal government funding programs to keep your business running and find success as we move forward.

Please note, event details have been taken from host descriptions and are subject to change. We will continue to update this post with events as they come up.

Image credits:

Image from Tim Mossholder used under Unsplash License

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