Small Business BC Awards Update

Normally, October 1st is the day we open nominations for our annual Small Business BC Awards. Like most other things in 2020, our Awards are going to look a little different this time out. We wanted to give you a status update as we continue putting our plans together. 2020 has been a year of upheaval across the business world. With social distancing and public health recommendations remaining in place, […]

Erin Cebula to Emcee 2020 Small Business BC Awards

Small Business BC is thrilled to announce Erin Cebula will Emcee the 2020 Small Business BC Awards. Erin has been a fixture on Canadian Television since landing the coveted role of Community/Arts Reporter for BC’s #1 Station in 2000. Her compassionate approach to lifestyle reporting has graced the likes of Vancouver talk show Urban Rush, 6 Degrees of TV, Canucks Pay-Per-View,  HGTV Canada’s feel good hit Makeover Wish and Entertainment […]

Announcing Your Top 5 Finalists for the 2020 Small Business BC Awards

Premier’s People’s Choice Award Presented by the Province of British Columbia  Boteco Brasil, VancouverCatoro Café, VancouverGriottes Polyglottes, VancouverReuse Bags, Port MoodySkwalwen Botanicals, Brackendale Best Community Impact Presented by Vancity Catoro Café, VancouverGinger Jars, GibsonsGuru Nanak’s Free Kitchen, New WestminsterRio Theatre, VancouverSquamish Connector, Squamish Best Company Advanced Storage Centres, North VancouverEvision Media, AbbotsfordFoxy Box Wax Bar, VictoriaGreen Chair Recycling, VancouverTwirling Umbrellas, Kelowna Best Employer Presented by ADP Emelle’s Catering, VancouverGeoscan Subsurface Surveys, BurnabyKleiner Services, BurnabyPropel Solutions, […]

Meet Ruairi Spillane, Best Immigrant Entrepreneur

In 2009, driven by a massive property bubble, the previously buoyant Irish economy collapsed. The International Monetary Fund stepped in to ‘bail out’ a government that was forced to borrow heavily and recapitalize a banking sector in crisis. Irish people turned to their reflex action in times of crisis – emigration. Lending a Helping Hand At one point, an Irish person was leaving the country to move abroad every six […]

5 Benefits of Nominating Your Business

Nominations for the 2020 Small Business BC Awards are underway, meaning awards season has arrived for BC entrepreneurs. We’ve had nominations from around our beautiful province, with entrepreneurs availing of this one-of-a-kind opportunity to get exposure for their business and access one-on-one expert business advice.Nominations close November 30, but there’s still time to nominate your business or a business you admire.For a small business, award contests can provide a shot […]