FREE Webinar - Rural Dividend Info Session: 6th Intake Overview & Updates

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Join us on Thursday, June 13th from 10:00am - 11:15am for a FREE Live Webinar Info Session.  Register for free at Eventbrite: https://bit.ly/2QEYmUA.

The 6th intake of the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development's Rural Dividend program will be open June 15th to August 15th, 2019.
Join the Program Team for an overview of the Rural Dividend Program - with information for new applicants, how to apply to the program, and highlights of what's new for this round. Following the presentation, there will be an opportunity for participants to ask questions.  

The online application form will open on June 15.

Speakers: Matthew Scott-Moncrieff, Manager Rural Dividend Program, and Program Staff

For more information visit: https://bit.ly/2W1m7Y2

FREE Webinar - Instagram Marketing for Busy Entrepreneurs

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Join us on Wednesday, June 20th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm for a FREE Live Webinar. Register for free at Eventbrite: https://bit.ly/2WbZIfu

Learn how to attract customers and make sales through Instagram without spending money on ads!

With over 500 million active users, Instagram offers a powerful tool for small businesses. If you’re a business-to-consumer enterprise and your ideal customer is under the age of 45, Instagram could provide an effective channel to reach your target market. Join us to learn simple, effective strategies and tactics you can apply without wasting time or money.

This seminar will help you:

  • Identify your ideal customer and design an ideal Customer Avatar
  • Conceive of a simple framework for finding, engaging and converting prospects on Instagram efficiently
  • Get started on ideas for draft posts as key takeaways

Presented By: Ami Sanyal, The Uncommoner’s Club.

This seminar is hosted at Small Business BC in Vancouver and delivered to other locations via live webinar. Please note: all webinar participants will also receive access to a recording for seven days after the live session.

FREE Webinar - Creating Your First Business Website

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Join us on Wednesday, June 5th from 1:00pm to 3:00pm for a FREE Live Webinar. Register for free at Eventbrite: https://bit.ly/2X7liOK

Are you one of the many businesses looking to get your first website up and running? Do you have some great content ready, but lack the skills to do it yourself?

Join us for an interactive step-by-step tour of WordPress and leave with a basic website of your own. Getting started is easier than you think on this user-friendly platform that will help you tell the world about your small business.

This seminar will help you:

  • Know what to look for when selecting a web host
  • Install a WordPress theme and begin to edit the content for your new site
  • Become comfortable navigating the WordPress Dashboard
  • Get started on organizing content and adding media like images, video and audio
  • Access the power of plugins, widgets and theme settings

Presented By: Simon Rai, Raize Digital

This seminar is hosted at Small Business BC in Vancouver and delivered to other locations via live webinar. Please note: all webinar participants will also receive access to a recording for seven days after the live session.

FREE Webinar - Learn How to Sell Your Products to the USA

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Join us on Monday, June 17th from 9:30am to 11:00am for a FREE Live Webinar. Register for free at Eventbrite: https://bit.ly/2JYFWg9

In 2016, U.S. companies purchased 72.6% of Canada’s total exports, valued at $453.7 billion. B.C.’s small businesses must consider heading south when exporting their products outside of Canada. This seminar will help you learn the basics of selling your goods to U.S. importers, wholesalers and distributors and you will hear directly from a customs broker sharing insights on how to do it right.

Join us to learn what steps you can take to get your products into Canada’s largest trading partner.

This seminar will help you:

  • Conduct a readiness check. Which state is right for you? Which government agencies are involved? Do I have to change my packaging?
  • Learn tactics to move you, your goods and your samples over the border
  • Gain a better understanding of the legalities, paperwork and taxes for selling into the U.S.

Presented by: Allison Boulton, Program Manager, Export Navigator, with insights offered by other international trade experts.

This seminar is hosted at Small Business BC in Vancouver and delivered to other locations via live webinar. Please note: all webinar participants will also receive access to a recording for seven days after the live session