February has arrived, bringing sunnier weather and plenty of reasons to be positive! This month, we’re in a celebratory mood at Small Business BC as we commence our final preparations for Awards Week 2021.

Dust off your party hats and join us for four days of video presentations as name the winners of the 18th Annual Small Business BC Awards and celebrate the achievements of our province’s small business heroes.

Each day, watch inspiring short films about each of our finalists, get to know the passion behind why they started their own business, the challenges they’ve overcome (including the dreaded COVID-19) and why small businesses are so crucial to our Province. Registration is completely FREE, don’t miss out on this unique celebration of small business!

Now, without further ado, let’s check out our educational highlights for May at Small Business BC.

Operations Management for Small Business
Tuesday, May 4th
09:00am to 12pm

Running a small business can sometimes seem like putting together a piece of furniture. You’ve got lots of little parts that slot together to make the whole but how can you build it without a set of instructions? Operations Management can provide the necessary direction.

Join us for this seminar and explore how you can determine who does what, where, when, how and most importantly – why?

Market Research 2: Surveys and Focus Groups
Tuesday, May 4th
1:00pm to 4:00pm

Primary market research helps to take the guesswork out of important business decisions. Harnessing tools like surveys and focus groups, it can tell you how much your clients will spend, what motivates them to buy, and a greater understanding of customer needs and pain points.

Join Mark Eversfield, Small Business BC’s Market Research Analyst, as he teaches you effective tools for collecting primary market research.

Mental Health Tools and Resources for Small Business
Thursday, May 6th
10:30am to 12:00pm

In recent years, workplace mental health has taken on greater importance for conscientious leaders. The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated this mindset, amplifying these ongoing struggles and heightening our awareness.

As a small business owner or leader, you may feel at a disadvantage in coping with these challenges compared to larger organizations with more resources. This is why WorkSafeBC has initiated this webinar to help you with practical resources and tools you can apply at an individual and team level.

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