Upcoming Education from SBBC

There are a couple of learning opportunities coming up in May: New! "Are You Ready? Disaster Proofing Your Business" Series - Two Part Series (Tuesday May 8 & Tuesday May 15, 2018 | 1pm-3pm) 2017 was BC’s worst fire season on record. But fires aren’t the only threat to your business. Flooding, earthquakes, landslides, cyber threats and power outages are just some of the other issues you could potentially face. To help better prepare B.C. business owners for emergency situations, the provincial government has partnered with Small Business BC to deliver a free seminar series called Are You Ready? Disaster Proofing Your Business. Talk To An Accountant (Wednesday May 9, 2018) Need help figu

Webinar: A Thriving Downtown - Part 2: How to Recruit That Perfect Business Mix

Date: May 2nd Time: 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Location: Community Futures Shuswap Boardroom Register: RSVP to Tanja or Darlene at 250-803-0156 When it comes to attracting the perfect business mix into your downtown core, it’s not as hard as you may think. This was the primary part of Roger Brooks' job for several years and he will show you how he did it – without a marketing budget. You also learn the five steps for recruiting amazing tenants to your own downtown. #webinar #communitylearning #businessdevelopment #buiness

Coach's Corner - In Teams we Trust

"A team is not a group of people who work together. A team is a group of people who trust each other." - Simon Sinek, Author of Start with Why. When we think about teams often we think about each person's strengths and contributions to the team. How do they fit in? What role do they play? What are their attributes? What do they bring to the table? No matter what qualities each team member brings to the table, great teams are built upon trust. Each person needs to "have the back" of their leader and their colleagues. Everyone needs to feel and be trusted to create that successful team. Whether on the sports field or in the office, teams are successful when they exhibit the trust factor. As le

The Power of a Positive Attitude

For good or bad, attitude is contagious. A positive attitude, especially in a sales situation, is often rewarded with affirmative action. Upbeat salespeople close more sales - period. Do the salespeople representing you to your clients have the right attitude? Buyers who feel good, and like the salesperson, buy more! This may seem an obvious statement, but you come across salespeople all the time who exude negativity. It's not that they're miserable, although some are; but they lack confidence in themselves and perhaps their product, and it shows. If it was a physical thing, and sometimes it is, it would manifest itself in a weak handshake and sweaty armpits. Do you believe in lucky streaks?

Business Expenses - A Tax Perspective Overview

One of the things all business owners should do is claim every available dollar they can, legally, when doing their taxes. Here's a quick guide to some of the things you should know before submitting your tax return this year. First, what is a business expense? Sounds simple, doesn't it? But, all too often business owners submit expenses that are not allowable and don't submit some they could legitimately claim. As a general rule, any expense you incur for the sole purpose of earning business income is allowable. However, you can't just say you incurred an expense, you have to provide proof by submitting a receipt, invoice, agreement of purchase or something else that proves you incurred the

EVENT May 5: Marketing Your Business or Organization Through Social Media

Date: Saturday May 5, 2018 Time: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm Place: Carlin Community Hall Facilitator: TBD Price: $20 for South Shuswap Chamber Members; $35 Non - Members Target Audience: Businesses & Non Profit Organizations Learn to use a variety of social media platforms in order to spread the word on your business, your product or your events. Social media practices are always changing. Bring your skills up to date as you learn new platforms – it’s not just about Facebook or Twitter anymore! Effective marketing ideas using social media and strategies to implement those ideas will be discussed. In collaboration with the South Shuswap Chamber of Commerce.

EVENT April 28: Society Act Changes Due November 2018 - Are you ready?

Date: Saturday April 28, 2018 Time: 9:30 am to 11:30 am Place: Sorrento Memorial Hall Facilitator: Kathryn Vennard, LLP Price: $20 for South Shuswap Chamber Members; $35 for Non-Members Target Audience: Non Profit Organizations Transitioning your existing Non-Profit Organization to the new Societies Act is confusing and is leaving some with many questions. Salmon Arm lawyer Kathryn Vennard will lead this community workshop on how to properly transition your society’s registration with BC Corporate Registry. Your questions will be answered. In collaboration with the South Shuswap Chamber of Commerce.


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