Small Business

Pedestrians stroll along Spring Garden Road in Halifax on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020. A new retail shopping event has arrived, encouraging consumers to support local, independent businesses during the holiday season. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

‘Nightmare on Main Street:’ After a tough year, campaign urges consumers to buy local

Only 38 per cent of retail businesses are reaching their usual sales levels

 

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Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

 

North Coast businesses achieve international success with Export Navigator

North Coast businesses achieve international success with Export Navigator

How small businesses are finding new customers in changing times

  • Sep 21, 2020

 

A new survey from CFIB found that a mid-range estimate shows 21,000 small businesses at risk of closing in B.C. (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)

21,000 small businesses in B.C. at risk of closure due to COVID-19: survey

Sectors like hospitality hardest hit, while others like agriculture and construction remain more stable.

A new survey from CFIB found that a mid-range estimate shows 21,000 small businesses at risk of closing in B.C. (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Gift card program helps support Love Northern BC businesses amid pandemic

Gift card program helps support Love Northern BC businesses amid pandemic

Gift card purchases will provide cash flow for small businesses hit by closures and curtailments

Gift card program helps support Love Northern BC businesses amid pandemic
Northern Development Initiative is donating $1.1 million to fund small to medium businesses in Northern B.C. in forestry, agriculture, mining, energy, oil and gas, and manufacturing. (Photo supplied by Northern Development Initiative)

Small businesses in Northern B.C. to benefit to the tune of $1.1 million

Northern Development funds $1.1 million dollars to small businesses

  • Feb 5, 2020
Northern Development Initiative is donating $1.1 million to fund small to medium businesses in Northern B.C. in forestry, agriculture, mining, energy, oil and gas, and manufacturing. (Photo supplied by Northern Development Initiative)
Jordan MacDonald, intern with Ecotrust Canada, and Alicia Garcia, one of the trainers with Hectate Strait, are hoping to wheel in enough customers at the pop-up Trading Coast Store, to develop a sustainable space to provide hands-on training opportunities for people seeking work in the retail business.

“More than just a hello”: Pilot project hoping to better train up-and-coming business owners

Hecate Strait and Ecotrust Canada partner on social enterprise opportunity in Prince Rupert

Jordan MacDonald, intern with Ecotrust Canada, and Alicia Garcia, one of the trainers with Hectate Strait, are hoping to wheel in enough customers at the pop-up Trading Coast Store, to develop a sustainable space to provide hands-on training opportunities for people seeking work in the retail business.
The Voices of Commerce roundtable had a series of workshops dedicated to various issues related to Prince Rupert. (Alex Kurial / The Northern View)

Prince Rupert Chamber of Commerce roundtable draws innovate ideas for the city

Participants floated their thoughts for city improvements in a number of areas

The Voices of Commerce roundtable had a series of workshops dedicated to various issues related to Prince Rupert. (Alex Kurial / The Northern View)
Alison Brunelle stands outside of her Four Seasons Flower Shop on its final day of business on Saturday, June 29, 2019. (Alex Kurial / The Northern View)

Last of the small time florists in Prince Rupert

Alison Brunelle of Four Seasons Flowers hangs up her shears after decades of service and memories

Alison Brunelle stands outside of her Four Seasons Flower Shop on its final day of business on Saturday, June 29, 2019. (Alex Kurial / The Northern View)
B.C. Jobs Minister Bruce Ralston (right) introduces small business task force members, Cybel Negris, CEO of Webnames.ca, Shahraz Kassam, owner and CEO of Shamin Diamonds and Michael Hwang, founder of Amicus Lawyers, May 2, 2018. (B.C. government)

Taxes, housing pressures measured in B.C. small business survey

Minister Bruce Ralston seeks input from business owners during June

B.C. Jobs Minister Bruce Ralston (right) introduces small business task force members, Cybel Negris, CEO of Webnames.ca, Shahraz Kassam, owner and CEO of Shamin Diamonds and Michael Hwang, founder of Amicus Lawyers, May 2, 2018. (B.C. government)
Fries and Pies co-owner Terrance Paul talks with the province’s regional economic operations regional manager Marc von der Gonna during the City of Prince Rupert’s business walk on May 17, 2018. (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)

Business Walk returns to gauge business climate in Prince Rupert

Volunteers went business-to-business on May 17 to get feedback from owners and managers

Fries and Pies co-owner Terrance Paul talks with the province’s regional economic operations regional manager Marc von der Gonna during the City of Prince Rupert’s business walk on May 17, 2018. (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)
B.C. Jobs, Trade and Technology Minister Bruce Ralston. (Black Press files)

B.C. NDP names small business task force

Trio to tour province looking for economic growth input

B.C. Jobs, Trade and Technology Minister Bruce Ralston. (Black Press files)
B.C. Finance Minister Carole James (Hansard TV)

NDP matches B.C. Liberal tax cut promise

Small business income tax relief retroactive to last spring

B.C. Finance Minister Carole James (Hansard TV)