While the Votes are Being Counted, Here’s Some of This Year’s Highlights

Nomination and voting has now closed. Thank you for taking the time to nominate your favourite businesses and voting to help them compete. While we’re busy counting the votes and running our normalization calculations, we thought we would share some of the news highlights from this year’s nomination period: Nominations Open for Small Business BC Awards 2015 – VanCity Buzz What does being a Small Business in Vancouver Mean to […]

Two New Award Categories for 2015

Every year we strive to increase the impact of the SBBC Awards, so we can better support and celebrate BC small business owners. This year, we’re pleased to add two new award categories and significantly increased the prizing with the support of our sponsors. “Our small business community is driven by hard working committed individuals from diverse backgrounds who understand both the value of community and the opportunity to live […]

VIDEO: Chris Davies on How an Award Win Became a Recruitment Tool

Since winning the Best Employer Award in 2013, Chris Davies has seen his business grow both inside and out. The owner and operator of Chris’s Signs and Lighting Services Inc. believes that employees are what make your business, and his recent win has helped attract top-notch people to help him continue building his company’s brand. And the results are indisputable – since taking home the award he’s added seven new […]

VIDEO: Lunapads’ Co-founders on Social Engagement and Measuring Their Impact

When Madeline Shaw and Suzanne Siemens – co-founders of Lunapads International – won the Small Business BC Award for Best Community Impact in 2013, it was the icing on the cake. They had already gained a great deal of value from the awards nomination process itself, from the direct social engagement with their customers and peers throughout the voting process, to the taking the time to get specific about how […]

Get Downloadable “Vote for Us” Badges for Your Website

Wear your Small Business BC Award nomination with pride… on the web, that is! Use these handy “Vote for Us” badges anywhere on your website or social media profiles to help promote your business’ award nomination. You can even wrap the badges in a link that points back to your nomination page on the SBBC Awards website to send people directly to your nomination. The badges are available in two […]

VIDEO: Help Get the Vote Out!

Have you voted for your favourite Small Business BC Award nominees yet? Of course you have! But for nominees (and their boosters) who’d like help rallying votes, we’ve created this short video for you to link to or embed on your website to help promote nominations. To embed the video on your site, simply copy this code and paste it into your website: <iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”//www.youtube.com/embed/N88RM7zyutA” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe>

VIDEO: Patrick Levesque on MASC Skincare’s 2012 Win

In 2012, MASC Skincare won the Best Online Marketer award, and business has been booming ever since. MASC Skincare’s co-founder Patrick Levesque saw the nomination process as an opportunity to take inventory of what they had accomplished so far, as well as the business’ strengths and weaknesses. Their Small Business BC Award win also provided them with a few unexpected bonuses, including helpful feedback from the judging panel and great […]

VIDEO: Annalea Krebs on the Opportunities that Blossomed from ethicalDeal’s Win

Since taking home the Best Online Marketer Award earlier this year, ethicalDeal’s win has opened new doors for founder & CEO Annalea Krebs. Annalea applied for the award to help take her business to the next level. The nomination process proved to be a great opportunity to look at the big picture and focus on working on her business instead of in it. In the end, she won more than […]

VIDEO: Mathieson McCrae on How Frogbox Inc.’s Win Changed the Business

In 2011, Frogbox Inc. took home the award for Best Green Business – and according to general manager Mathieson McCrae, business has been booming ever since. The Frogbox Inc. team used the nomination process as an opportunity to collectively reflect on their mission, vision, values and business plan. In two short years following its Best Green Business win, the company has expanded to 20 cities across Canada and into the U.S. View […]

Know a Great Small Business in BC? Nominate It Starting Oct. 1!

Maybe it’s a new gadget you can’t live without, your local watering hole or a website you’re obsessed with. If there’s a BC business you love, now’s your chance to let them know! The Small Business BC Awards recognize the outstanding small business owners that make our province a great place to live, work and play. All nominated businesses get access to valuable tools, advice and feedback throughout the competition. […]