Are you looking to start or grow your own business? Join Small Business BC for Accessibility Month in January 2020 featuring over 20 seminars and webinars, all with in-person ASL interpretation. A variety of topics will be covered, from business planning to financial management to market research.
How it works:
Where: in-person at Small Business BC in Vancouver, or access online via webinar province-wide.
When: All seminars/webinars in January 2020 will be ASL accessible
Seminars will be presented by the usual presenter, with an ASL sign language interpreter present at the front of the room. For those watching via webinar, the feed will show the ASL interpretation alongside the seminar speaker.
Aira agents will provide navigation assistance (if needed) to Small Business BC, which is located within Waterfront Station in Vancouver, BC. Aira is a service that connects blind and low-vision people to live agents through a smartphone or Smart Glasses.
Apply for Free Education
All SBBC eminars and webinars are available at a minimal cost – however Community Futures are offering free education for Accessibility Month through their Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Program.
The Application process for these seminars differs from Small Business BC’s usual registration process. Interested clients must fill out an client intake form, as linked below. Applications will be reviewed by Community Futures and will take 3-5 business days to process. Once approval is received, Small Business BC will contact successful applicants to complete the registration process.
About Small Business BC
Small Business BC provides entrepreneurs with the information and guidance necessary to build a solid foundation for their business. Through a wide range of products, services, education and resources there’s a piece that fits with every business. No matter what stage or what skill level, when an entrepreneur finds themselves asking “How do I…?” Small Business BC is the one to call.
About Community Futures
Community Futures is the only non-profit organization throughout rural BC with a mandate for small business and community economic development. Our experts offer local assistance from 34 offices throughout rural BC. Community Futures offers a variety of services and tools to help entrepreneurs and small business owners achieve their goals, including business support services, business planning advice, loans and self employment assistance.
About The Office of Small and Medium Enterprises (OSME)
The Office of Small and Medium Enterprises (OSME) in Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) advocates on behalf of SMEs and encourages their participation in federal government procurement.