Are you a small business or start-up looking to raise capital? This virtual info-session may help

by Julie Matchett
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Questions about the BC Small Business Venture Capital Program and how free trade works? The B.C. government is presenting a practical and informative virtual info-session on May 28, specifically directed at small businesses. — Photo courtesy

Small businesses and start-ups need all the help they can get and in a post-pandemic world, getting started in business is even more challenging.

The B.C. government is presenting a practical and informative virtual info-session on May 28, specifically directed at small businesses.

Are you looking to raise capital or wondering how to reduce your costs when selling in Canada or abroad? Discover how to access and register for British Columbia’s Small Business Venture Capital Tax Credit program and get your questions answered about Canada’s domestic and international free trade agreements.

Topics covered include:

  • What are free trade agreements and how they work
  • What free trade agreements Canada has in place and what are the recent developments
  • How free trade agreements can benefit your business
  • How to make the best use of free trade agreements
  • What types of businesses are eligible for the tax credit program
  • What is the registration criteria and how to apply for registration
  • How much equity a company can raise and the amount of tax credit an investor can receive
  • Who is eligible to get a tax credit for their investment

The Small Business Venture Capital Program offers tax credits to investors to encourage them to make equity capital investments in B.C. - based small businesses. The government recognizes that creating new small businesses and expanding existing ones will contribute to a healthy economy. These programs give small business continuous access to early stage venture capital to help them develop and expand.

This free, virtual info-session happens on May 28 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm MST. For more information and to register, please click here.

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