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Upcoming Events

Drop-in Information Session

October 23 2014 Free Community Futures Events
Are you thinking about self-employment? Are you interesed in learning more about the services Community Futures can provide?

Business Viability 1 – The Break Even Analysis

October 24 2014 $69.00 Click Here to Register Small Business BC Webinars
Come join Bill Erichson to learn how to identify the costs to start and operate your business for the first year… and then calculate the starting capital and annual sales required to break even.

Business Viability 2 - The Cash Flow Forecast

October 24 2014 $69.00 Click Here to Register Small Business BC Webinars
Just because your business is profitable, does not mean it is viable. Cash flow is arguably the most crucial part of your financial plan. Without strong cash flow, you run the risk of going broke before achieving your break-even point.

Business Finance 1 – Understanding Financial Statements

October 27 2014 $69.00 Click Here to Register Small Business BC Webinars
Financial statements can often seem like another language, but understanding them is necessary to the success of your business.

Business Concept Development Workshop

October 27 2014 $80.00 Community Futures Events

Business Finance 2 – Financial Analysis

October 27 2014 $79.00 Click Here to Register Small Business BC Webinars
Using a ‘case study’ approach, this seminar is great for existing businesses and for business start-ups planning to use industry standards for their financial plan.

Moving from a Proprietorship to Incorporation – Tax Concerns

October 28 2014 $59.00 Click Here to Register Small Business BC Webinars
At what financial point in your business is it a good idea to incorporate? How can a registered corporation help separate you from your business or partners while optimizing tax benefits? Find out this and more at this seminar.

Business Planning Workshop

October 28 2014 $80.00 Community Futures Events

Getting Incorporated – Essential Steps and Legal Tips

October 28 2014 $59.00 Click Here to Register Small Business BC Webinars
This seminar is ideal for anyone who wants to get incorporated properly and learn how to carry on business as a corporate entity.

My First Year in Business – A Financial Overview

October 29 2014 $59.00 Click Here to Register Small Business BC Webinars
Establishing your financial records and bookkeeping system should be one of the first orders of business when starting your company. Book this seminar today to understand how to establish the right business strategy for your company.

How To Get Your Business Into The Media

October 30 2014 $30.00 Click Here to Register Small Business BC Webinars
Whether it's print, online, TV or radio, every business wants to get in the media's limelight.

Drop-in Information Session

October 30 2014 Free Community Futures Events

Market Research 1 - Using Existing Data to your Advantage

October 31 2014 $39.00 Click Here to Register Small Business BC Webinars
Attend this seminar and start conducting market research for your business right away.

Retail Distribution- Move your Product Line to Retail Market

November 3 2014 $59.00 Click Here to Register Small Business BC Webinars
Attend this seminar and let Gerry Spitzner use his 40 years of retail experience to help you plan your sales strategy with potential retailers.

Sourcing Suppliers: International Product Procurement

November 3 2014 $59.00 Click Here to Register Small Business BC Webinars
This seminar will teach you how to find the right manufacturer and how to guarantee a relationship that’s a good fit for both parties. Learn the steps to successful international product procurement and the pitfalls to avoid.

Starting a Consulting Business

November 4 2014 $59.00 Click Here to Register Small Business BC Webinars
Do you have a special skill, ability; talent that you feel can serve others and earn an income? Are you considering the consulting and contracting field? This seminar is for you.

Workplace Wellness: Creating an Engaging Action Plan

November 5 2014 Free Click Here to Register Small Business BC Webinars

How to Do Business with the Federal Government

November 6 2014 Free Click Here to Register Small Business BC Webinars
This seminar, first in a series of three, provides information on how the government does its buying, how to register to sell to the government, how to keep track of opportunities, how to market to the federal government, and how to bid on opportunities.

Market Research 2 - Surveys, Focus Groups and More

November 6 2014 $39.00 Click Here to Register Small Business BC Webinars
Join Mark Eversfield, Small Business BC’s Market Research Analyst, to learn effective tools for collecting primary research. This seminar will help you understand how to begin conducting market research for your business.

Drop-in Information Session

November 6 2014 Free Community Futures Events
Are you thinking about self-employment? Are you interesed in learning more about the services Community Futures can provide?

Powerful Marketing for Small Business

November 7 2014 $59.00 Click Here to Register Small Business BC Webinars
This seminar will help you focus on what your business has to offer and how you can communicate your message successfully.

Operations for Small Business

November 7 2014 $39.00 Click Here to Register Small Business BC Webinars
Creating a vision or plan for your operations will provide a framework for success. In this seminar we will explore how you can determine who does what, where, where, how and most importantly why.

Start Smart 1

November 12 2014 $29.00 Click Here to Register Small Business BC Webinars
This seminar covers basic small business start-up information and is designed for the client in the thinking stage of starting a business.

Start Smart 2

November 12 2014 $29.00 Click Here to Register Small Business BC Webinars
If you are working on your business plan and want to understand how to protect your business, yourself and your employees, this is the seminar for you.

Finding Opportunites on the New BuyAndSell.gc.ca/tenders

November 13 2014 Free Click Here to Register Small Business BC Webinars
On June 1, 2013, federal government tenders (tender notices and bid solicitation packages), previously on MERX, moved to Buyandsell.gc.ca/tenders. You will have a single window access to federal government tenders and procurement data.

Leasing Commercial Real Estate

November 13 2014 $49.00 Click Here to Register Small Business BC Webinars
This seminar will help you understand the basics of commercial real estate agreements and associated legal requirements.

Drop-in Information Session

November 13 2014 Free Community Futures Events

Sales Strategies for Small Business

November 14 2014 $59.00 Click Here to Register Small Business BC Webinars
Whether you have a product or a service, if you’re in business, you’re in sales! This seminar will help you understand how sales cycles affect your business, where to find business and the importance customer relationships

How to Do Business with the BC Government

November 14 2014 Free Click Here to Register Small Business BC Webinars
This introductory seminar will provide you with the information and tools you need to bid for business opportunities to work with the BC Provincial Government.

Contract Guidance for Entrepreneurs

November 17 2014 $49.00 Click Here to Register Small Business BC Webinars
This seminar will teach you strategic negotiation strategies, the purpose of specific contracts, and most importantly the contract terms you will encounter in the course of your business.

Intellectual Property: Protecting Your Business

November 17 2014 $39.00 Click Here to Register Small Business BC Webinars
Attend this seminar and hear from an intellectual property lawyer on the various forms of intellectual property protection and how they can safeguard your business.

Business Viability 1 – The Break Even Analysis

November 18 2014 $69.00 Click Here to Register Small Business BC Webinars
Come join Bill Erichson to learn how to identify the costs to start and operate your business for the first year… and then calculate the starting capital and annual sales required to break even.

Business Viability 2 - The Cash Flow Forecast

November 18 2014 $69.00 Click Here to Register Small Business BC Webinars
Just because your business is profitable, does not mean it is viable. Cash flow is arguably the most crucial part of your financial plan. Without strong cash flow, you run the risk of going broke before achieving your break-even point.

Doing Business with China

November 19 2014 $15+GST Click Here to Register Other

Tax Tips from an Accountant

November 20 2014 $69.00 Click Here to Register Small Business BC Webinars
Attend this seminar and find out the different types of structures and the tax benefits of each.

Drop-in Information Session

November 20 2014 Free Community Futures Events
Are you thinking about self-employment? Are you interesed in learning more about the services Community Futures can provide?

Branding - More than Just a Logo

November 24 2014 $59.00 Click Here to Register Small Business BC Webinars
Branding your business is your way to ensure your clients understand your corporate message.

Business Concept Development Workshop

November 24 2014 $80.00 Community Futures Events

Getting Incorporated – Essential Steps and Legal Tips

November 24 2014 $59.00 Click Here to Register Small Business BC Webinars
This seminar is ideal for anyone who wants to get incorporated properly and learn how to carry on business as a corporate entity.

Market Research 1 - Using Existing Data to your Advantage

November 25 2014 $39.00 Click Here to Register Small Business BC Webinars
Attend this seminar and start conducting market research for your business right away.

Business Planning Workshop

November 25 2014 $80.00 Community Futures Events

My First Year in Business – A Financial Overview

November 26 2014 $59.00 Click Here to Register Small Business BC Webinars

What's Your Business Worth? Business Valuation

November 27 2014 $49.00 Click Here to Register Small Business BC Webinars
Are you considering selling your business or are you looking for ideas on how to maximize its value? Understanding what your business is worth will help you plan strategically and focus your efforts on the right business components.

How To Get Your Business Into The Media

November 27 2014 $30.00 Click Here to Register Small Business BC Webinars

Drop-in Information Session

November 27 2014 Free Community Futures Events

Moving from a Proprietorship to Incorporation – Tax Concerns

November 28 2014 $59.00 Click Here to Register Small Business BC Webinars
At what financial point in your business is it a good idea to incorporate? How can a registered corporation help separate you from your business or partners while optimizing tax benefits? Find out this and more at this seminar.

Young Entrepreneurs: Business Planning and Financing

December 1 2014 Free Click Here to Register Small Business BC Webinars
Are you between 18 and 39 years old and thinking about starting a business?

Powerful Marketing for Small Business

December 2 2014 $59.00 Click Here to Register Small Business BC Webinars
This seminar will help you focus on what your business has to offer and how you can communicate your message successfully.

Sales Strategies for Small Business

December 2 2014 $59.00 Click Here to Register Small Business BC Webinars
Whether you have a product or a service, if you’re in business, you’re in sales! This seminar will help you understand how sales cycles affect your business, where to find business and the importance customer relationships

Market Research 2 - Surveys, Focus Groups and More

December 3 2014 $39.00 Click Here to Register Small Business BC Webinars
Join Mark Eversfield, Small Business BC’s Market Research Analyst, to learn effective tools for collecting primary research. This seminar will help you understand how to begin conducting market research for your business.

Succession Planning for Business

December 4 2014 $49.00 Click Here to Register Small Business BC Webinars
Whether it’s retirement, adventure or a new project, the time will come for you to move on from your business. But is your business ready for you to leave it behind? When you’re busy running the day-to-day operations, it’s likely the last thing on your mi

Social Media and Online Marketing Tactics

December 4 2014 $39.00 Click Here to Register Small Business BC Webinars
Just because you know what social media is, does not mean that you necessarily understand how to use it to grow and develop your business. This workshop focuses on understanding social media, what is it and how it’s connecting people.

Drop-in Information Session

December 4 2014 Free Community Futures Events
Are you thinking about self-employment? Are you interesed in learning more about the services Community Futures can provide?

Hiring Employees and Attracting Top Talent

December 5 2014 $39.00 Click Here to Register Small Business BC Webinars
Come along to the Attracting and Hiring Top Talent seminar and find out the first steps you’ll need to take to not just build a team, but to build a talented team that will see your business prosper. Great planning equals great results.

Starting a Consulting Business

December 5 2014 $59.00 Click Here to Register Small Business BC Webinars

Start Smart 1

December 8 2014 $29.00 Click Here to Register Small Business BC Webinars

Start Smart 2

December 8 2014 $29.00 Click Here to Register Small Business BC Webinars
Life is risky, although entrepreneurs know all about taking risk and reaping rewards; it is important to know how to protect you and your business.

Operations for Small Business

December 9 2014 $39.00 Click Here to Register Small Business BC Webinars

Tax Tips from an Accountant

December 9 2014 $69.00 Click Here to Register Small Business BC Webinars
Attend this seminar and find out the different types of structures and the tax benefits of each.

How to Do Business with the BC Government

December 10 2014 Free Click Here to Register Small Business BC Webinars
This introductory seminar will provide you with the information and tools you need to bid for business opportunities to work with the BC Provincial Government.

Drop-in Information Session

December 11 2014 Free Community Futures Events

Doing Business with the Government of Canada – Half Day Condensed

December 15 2014 Free Click Here to Register Small Business BC Webinars
Are you interested in doing business with the Government of Canada? This comprehensive half-day seminar will guide you through the various aspects of doing business with the federal government.

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