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Get to know the new Small Business Accelerator website by watching this brief introductory video that explains what information can be found on the SBA, and how best to navigate the site.
Business success depends on obtaining access to reliable information. The Small Business Accelerator is your gateway to freely available business information, education, and assistance that is both current and trustworthy.

Visit us as or follow @sba_bc on Twitter!

The Small Business Accelerator is an Irving K. Barber Learning Centre Initiative.

In this tutorial we demonstrate how to fully integrate the Small Business Accelerator (SBA) website into small business research, planning, and reference service. The 5 most common questions posed by small business owners — and future entrepreneurs — will be addressed by demonstrating a variety of online web resources featured on the SBA. Using the SBA, and by consulting with other business service providers such as community development officers or librarians, helps to ensure that BC’s small business community receives the right information needed to successfully launch a new enterprise.

The SBA is an initiative of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre at the University of British Columbia, and aims to works in partnership with libraries and business support agencies from across BC. We encourage feedback and collaboration, and are always open to new ideas and partnerships.

You can find the SBA website at or follow us on Twitter @sba_bc.

This is a full recording of the Small Business Accelerator event, Smart Business, Small Business which took place at the University of British Columbia’s (UBC) Okanagan Campus in Kelowna on Wednesday, October 19th, 2011. The lecture features three compelling speakers who gave short talks and answered audience questions:

• Laurel Douglas, CEO Women’s Enterprise Centre. Talk included an overview of the small business sector in BC, including some trends and issues.
• Norine E Webster, Adjunct Instructor, Faculty of Management – UBC Okanagan. Talk offered practical insights on “Services – 5 tips in effective marketing and delivery of customer services and service products.
• Scott Coleman, Co-Founder FunCore Strength and Conditioning. Scott shared practical tips and lessons-learned from his start-up experience.

The series was a celebratory event marking the Small Business Accelerators first year of service and was also held in conjunction with Small Business Week, organized by the Business Development Bank of Canada. For more information about the speakers and their talks go to the event page:

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