What Is Threads And How Small Businesses Can Use It To Their Advantage

What is Threads and how Small businesses can use it to their advantage A new player has appeared in the ever-changing social media market to shake things up and offer exciting chances for businesses to connect with their communities. Threads, an app created by the Instagram team, is causing quite a stir in the digital […]

How to Leverage Instagram’s Broadcast Channels to Strengthen Your Small Business Community

How to Leverage Instagram’s Broadcast Channels to Strengthen Your Small Business Community In today’s digital age, social media platforms play an important role in assisting small company owners to grow their community and strengthen client relationships. Instagram’s new broadcast channel feature provides an exciting chance to engage with followers on a deeper level, build meaningful […]

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 […]