At Small Business BC, we understand the important role small businesses play in our province. They serve our tight-knit communities, they sustain us, and they inspire us. Without them, life in British Columbia just wouldn’t be the same. And now, more than ever, they need our support.
As these businesses grapple with the impacts of COVID-19 they will be propelled forward by the support of their community. We want to help grow that community and give these small businesses as large a shop window as possible. That’s why we’ve created the Small Business BC Marketplace.
What is the Small Business BC Marketplace?
Our Marketplace is an online platform where BC-based businesses, who are still open during the COVID-19 pandemic, can list and promote themselves to our community. Listing your business is FREE and there’s no catch. We want your business to shine, so we’re requesting you have the following ready when you sign up:
- Business Logo
- Link to your business website (Social media is OK if you don’t have a website yet)
- Short blurb about your business
- Some key details such as address, opening hours etc.
The Benefits of Listing Your Business
Still on the fence about getting involved? Here are some of the benefits of adding your business to the Marketplace.
Increased Website Traffic
While we may be physically distant from each other, customers are still out there. Our Marketplace allows your business to tap into a province-wide audience, sharing your business with them. For those who feel their online presence isn’t robust enough yet, we recently hosted a free webinar on How to Get Online with Shopify.
Increased Marketing Opportunities
We want to promote local small businesses that are staying open during the COVID-19 pandemic. In the coming weeks, we will be promoting the marketplace to our audience to help them find businesses they can choose to shop locally with. By listing your business, you tap into this marketing opportunity.
It Doesn’t Cost Anything
The Marketplace exists to help promote and support BC businesses during this time. There’s no fee for listing your business and there never will be.
Sign up Now
List your business on the Small Business BC Marketplace today. Our team will publish your listing as soon as possible.
Find Out More
Small Business BC has recently launched the B.C. Business COVID-19 Support Service to host all COVID-19 content and resources in one area. You’ll be able to talk to an advisor via live chat, or speak to them over the phone.