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Education Opportunities

Advance your Business

Everything You Need

Whether you are marketing your business or hiring employees the Sidney BIA is committed to providing the best possible support from local industry experts.

Year-Round Programs

  • Digital Readiness Free Series

    Enjoy this four-part free digital readiness series designed to help small business owners develop the skills they need to succeed online and grow their companies.

    You can complete just one module or all four—and you’ll receive a digital readiness badge for each module you complete.

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  • Sidney Business Exclusive Social Media Management Subsidy

    The Sidney BIA has partnered with 365 Day Media Group to provide subsidized rates for affordable Social Media Management services.

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  • Sidney Business Exclusive Branding and Web Design Subsidy

    The Sidney BIA has partnered with Billie Design Co. to provide subsidized rates for affordable professional branding and website design services.

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  • Support Local BC Free Profile

    Support Local BC is a free online gift certificate marketplace where 100 per cent of the proceeds go directly to the business owners. 

    The Sidney BIA has covered all affiliated costs and any independent business can make a free profile.

    Email with any questions.

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  • Social Media Camp Free Membership

    Social Media Camp is Canada’s longest running Social Media conference and has been a platform to bring together top experts in Social Media Marketing since 2010.

    SMC Club will keep you connected and updated on everything happening in the world of social media. With a unique theme each month, we will bring you content that spark conversations and helps you build relationships that will drive your business forward.

    Sidney businesses receive a free 6-month membership.

    Email with any questions.

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Lunch and Learn

  • Inclusive Hiring Lunch and Learn


    Join us on September 7th at 12.30pm to learn how expanding your inclusive hiring practices can help you find great talent for your team.

    Ashleigh Hooks from WorkBC will discuss:

    • Benefits
    • Wage Subsidies
    • Available Supports

    This session is designed to fit into your lunch break; prompt, concise, and we even provide lunch!

    Click here to register

Upcoming Webinars

  • Foundations of Business Productivity

    Available on Demand

    Are you distracted by all the different tasks you need to do as a business owner?

    Do you feel like you don’t have the time to keep on top of your workload (let alone get ahead on tasks)?

    …Then this workshop is perfect for you!

    When you take part in the Foundations of Business Productivity workshop, you’ll learn about 9 tangible action steps you can take to create powerful productivity assets in your business (plus interesting little exercises you can do by yourself, with an accountability partner, or with your team!)

    This workshop is perfect for sole proprietors and small business owners alike.

    Sidney businesses can participate for free.

    Email to register or with any questions.

  • Amazon Brand Registry: How to Build and Protect Your Brand

    Date: August 18
    Time: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

    As someone who may be familiar with the basics of how to sell on Amazon, it’s time to learn about ways to grow and protect your brand.

    Growing as a seller involves expanding your selection, driving traffic to your products, increasing your reach, and delivering a great customer experience. This webinar will introduce you to Amazon Brand Registry and its suite of tools designed to help businesses build and protect your brand.

    What will I Learn?
    • How Amazon already protects thousands of brands
    • How to enroll in Brand Registry and what’s required
    • Programs to help enroll and protect your brand, such as IP Accelerator and Transparency
    • Features that enhance your brand, such as A+ Content and Stores
    • Brand reports to better understand your target audience

    For more information click here

    Registration is FREE. Email with any questions.

Resource Library

The Sidney BIA has cultivated a comprehensive library of resources covering all aspects of starting, growing and transitioning with your business.