It’s that time of year again to celebrate small business in BC and the vital role small businesses play in our local community for Small Business Month this October. Small businesses represent the furnace that powers out local economy, and they play a critical role in creating jobs at home. Small Business Month is a great opportunity for our community to celebrate these hard-working businesses that bring great ideas and entrepreneurial spirit to the Tri-Cities.

We encourage your to promote and celebrate local small businesses this month by shopping, buying and eating local, and be sure to use your new #ShopChamber keychain card to take advantage of almost 150 discounts on products and services.

Chamber’s across BC are celebrating small business month with a number of events targeted directly at small businesses. See below for the full list of events.

October 5: How to Market Your Business Online: SEO (Abbotsford)
October 18: Business Showcase (Tri-Cities)
October 18: Why Select USA: Doing Business South of the Border (Langley)
October 19: 7 Best Practices for Hiring the Right Person (Surrey)
October 20: Social Media 101: How to Thrive Online (Langley)
October 27: Luncheon with Joel Primus, Founder, Naked Underwear (Abbotsford)

*BONUS* All Small Business BC webinars will be FREE for the month of October!

In previous years, we have held 5 seminars over 5 days to celebrate BDC’s Small Business Week within Small Business Month, this year, we’ll be hosting a Business Showcase on October 18 with 3 educational seminars and a number of networking opportunities. Bringing hundreds of business professionals and community members together to connect and engage in a one-day tradeshow-style event.

Happy Small Business Month!