Website Creating Your First Business Website

Join us on Wednesday, June 5th from 1:00pm to 3:00pm for a FREE Live Webinar. Register for free at Eventbrite:

Are you one of the many businesses looking to get your first website up and running? Do you have some great content ready, but lack the skills to do it yourself?

Join us for an interactive step-by-step tour of WordPress and leave with a basic website of your own. Getting started is easier than you think on this user-friendly platform that will help you tell the world about your small business.

This seminar will help you:

  • Know what to look for when selecting a web host
  • Install a WordPress theme and begin to edit the content for your new site
  • Become comfortable navigating the WordPress Dashboard
  • Get started on organizing content and adding media like images, video and audio
  • Access the power of plugins, widgets and theme settings

Presented By: Simon Rai, Raize Digital

This seminar is hosted at Small Business BC in Vancouver and delivered to other locations via live webinar. Please note: all webinar participants will also receive access to a recording for seven days after the live session.

Website Learn how to sell to the USA

Join us on Monday, June 17th from 9:30am to 11:00am for a FREE Live Webinar. Register for free at Eventbrite:

In 2016, U.S. companies purchased 72.6% of Canada’s total exports, valued at $453.7 billion. B.C.’s small businesses must consider heading south when exporting their products outside of Canada. This seminar will help you learn the basics of selling your goods to U.S. importers, wholesalers and distributors and you will hear directly from a customs broker sharing insights on how to do it right.

Join us to learn what steps you can take to get your products into Canada’s largest trading partner.

This seminar will help you:

  • Conduct a readiness check. Which state is right for you? Which government agencies are involved? Do I have to change my packaging?
  • Learn tactics to move you, your goods and your samples over the border
  • Gain a better understanding of the legalities, paperwork and taxes for selling into the U.S.

Presented by: Allison Boulton, Program Manager, Export Navigator, with insights offered by other international trade experts.

This seminar is hosted at Small Business BC in Vancouver and delivered to other locations via live webinar. Please note: all webinar participants will also receive access to a recording for seven days after the live session

Website FB For Business Seminar

Join us on Thursday, May 16th and Friday, May 17th for this two-day seminar on Facebook for Businesses.

6:00pm-8:30pm at the Best Western Plus Merritt.

Fee is $25, to register visit Eventrbite:

Facilitated by Greg Girard from eh Canada Travel

Training Course Outline

Facebook is a powerful and cost-effective way to build strong relationships with your customers, increase brand awareness, generate word of mouth marketing and to quickly understand the needs and wants of your customers. With the right knowledge and technique, Facebook marketing can transform your business.

What You Will Learn

  • How to develop an End-to-End Facebook Organic Marketing Strategy
  • Learn how Facebook really “works”. What to expect? Facebook is an awareness tool, not a booking tool
  • Implement best practices for setting up and optimizing your social media profile and business page
  • Tips and techniques to creating an effective post
  • How to maximize (#) hashtags and (@) tagging
  • Follow up marketing to your Facebook post. How to increase followers
  • Find out how you can use Facebook Groups to dramatically benefit every part of your business
  • Programs to compliment your Facebook marketing strategy
  • Understand how you can integrate Facebook into your website to get more brand exposure

Course Outline

  • This course is delivered over 2 nights - 6.30pm – 8.30pm. May 16th and 17th.
  • The sessions starts at 6:30pm but candidates are advised to arrive early so that laptops can be setup for the wireless network.
  • Attendees are encouraged to take notes hence the laptops.

Course Overview

Setting up your Facebook Business Page

  • learn how to set up your profile page for optimum benefits
  • quickly and easily change your profile settings for best results find out how to add the right size photos for visual impact
  • take advantage of settings and notifications

Taking the mystery out of Facebook posts

  • easily understand the behind-the-scenes on how pages function
  • understand Facebook page settings and dashboard
  • find out the best ways to interpret and use your page insights
  • develop a simple posting strategy that will create optimum engagement
  • how to target your posts
  • “interact” with other pages to help fuel your overall marketing strategy

Facebook Groups

  • understand the key differences between Groups and Pages and why it’s important to know
  • interact the right and wrong ways in groups. Proper protocol is key if you want to make groups work for your goals
  • find out whether or not starting a group is a good idea for you and your business and how to set one up

Learn how to create and optimise your ad

  • tips on staying organised, focused and building your Facebook community
  • learn how to make the most of questions, the Like button, and sharing links

Important Updates on the BC Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP)

The BC Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) Entrepreneur Immigration – Regional Pilot (EI – Regional Pilot) is focused on attracting entrepreneurs from around the world to establish businesses in regional communities. This will help meet the communities’ economic development needs and encourage investments outside urban areas.

As of March 23, 2021 the BC PNP Entrepreneur Immigration (EI) Regional Pilot has been extended for another three years - until March 31, 2024. CFNV is excited to hear about the programs extension and at time of writing continues to work diligently to help facilitate the program in the Nicola Valley.

For more relevant news and updates, please click here.

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