10 Creative Mother’s Day Marketing Ideas for Small Businesses

10 Creative Mother’s Day Marketing Ideas for Small Businesses Mother’s Day presents an exciting chance for small businesses to connect with their customers and honor the wonderful mothers in their lives. To make the most of this heartfelt holiday, small businesses need to step outside the box and apply creative approaches to marketing to stand […]

10 Powerful Chat GPT Prompts to Help Your Small Business Grow

10 Powerful Chat GPT Prompts to Help Your Small Business Grow Small businesses are constantly looking for new ways to drive growth and achieve their goals in today’s business landscape. Fortunately, technological advancements have provided them with powerful tools to help them along their journey. One such tool is Chat GPT, an AI-powered language model […]

The Art of Effective Small Business Networking

The Art of Effective Small Business Networking Networking has always been a powerful tool for growing a business, and it is even more vital for entrepreneurs with small businesses.  The relationships you form and the connections you make can lead to new opportunities, collaborations, and valuable resources.  In this blog post, we dive into the […]

Making Your Mark(et): Expert Advice from Seasoned Entrepreneurs

Making Your Mark(et): Expert Advice from Seasoned Entrepreneurs We asked our community on Instagram to help us answer the question “What is one piece of advice you would give a first time market vendor?” and they did not disappoint!  Whether you are just starting out with markets or have been attending them for a few […]

How to Plan your Booth Setup at Market Events

How To Plan A Stand Out Space for Market Events Attending a vendor market is a great way for small businesses to showcase their products and meet new customers! There are numerous incredible organizations across the province that host events in which your business can participate, including us, BC Shop Local. You can check out […]

5 Benefits of Owning your Retail Space as a Local Business Owner

5 Benefits of Owning your Retail Space as a Local Business Owner For any local business owner, purchasing your first brick-and-mortar store is an exciting time filled with many possibilities. This milestone not only represents a significant achievement but also a significant step towards long-term stability and growth.  Today’s competitive commercial real estate market can […]

Chat GPT: How AI Can Help You Grow Your Small Business​

Chat GPT: How AI Can Help You Grow Your Small Business As a small business owner, you are probably all too familiar with the difficulties that come with managing your day-to-day operations. There’s always a lot on your plate, from handling customer inquiries to managing your inventory. Chat GPT is one tool that can help […]

5 Tips to Increase Small Business Sales through Instagram

5 Tips to Increase Small Business Sales through Instagram In today’s world, social media has evolved into an essential tool for businesses to promote their goods and services. Instagram is one such platform that can help small businesses increase their sales and reach a wider audience. Instagram, with over 1 billion active users, provides a […]

How to Accomplish Your Small Business Goals in 2023

Here’s how to Accomplish Your Small Business Goals in 2023 Are you looking for strategies to help your small business succeed in 2023? Setting goals is a great way to get started on the right track and keep everything moving forward. Here are some pointers on how to set effective goals for the coming year: 1. […]

20 Instagram Holiday Marketing Ideas for Small Business Owners

20 Instagram Holiday Marketing Ideas for Small Business Owners Are you looking for new, creative ways to promote your company on Instagram through the holidays? Instagram is a terrific tool for connecting with potential consumers and growing your reach because it has over 1 billion active monthly users. This blog post is full of helpful […]