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 […]