Alison is an International Trade Advisor. Recently re-located back to Vancouver after 3 years in Asia and the Middle East; Allison brings 15 years of international trade, marketing strategy and business development experience to Small Business BC.
As the founder and principal consultant of Higher Options Consulting Services, Amelia Chan is passionate about operational excellence and employee engagement.
Baila Lazarus is a freelance writer, editor and media coach. She has more than 20 years' experience in radio, television, print and online production. Most recently she was the news features editor at Business in Vancouver newspaper, managing editor of Business Examiner group of newspapers and a business commentator on Global Morning News. She provides workshops, webinars and personal coaching sessions.
Bill Erichson is one of British Columbia's leading small business and entrepreneurship trainers. For the past twenty years, Bill has presented seminars, workshops and courses in every corner of the province.
Brian E. Rudy is a Vancouver lawyer who practices corporate commercial law, with a focus on privately-held corporations and entrepreneurs.
Bridget Field is the Client Services Manager at Small Business BC. A graduate of the UBC Sales and Marketing Management Executives Program, she has over 20 years’ experience in retail management, sales and marketing. Bridget shares her expertise with clients at Small Business BC as well as teaching business courses for local community colleges.
Cathy Kuzel is one connected woman! With 20+ years of experience as a successful entrepreneur, she is recognized across Canada for her in-house and public seminars on sales and customer service. Named one of the Top Ten Mentors in Canada, Cathy is the Founder of The Connected Woman Association in Vancouver, BC, author of "Are You a Collector or a Connector?" and is a networking maven.
Dave's diverse background as an international business consultant and educator inspired him to cofound Vancouver Consultants.
David's talent for bringing intangible qualities to life is the cornerstone of Living Blueprint's distinctive style of strategic branding. Channeling right-brain creativity through a systematic left-brain approach and putting everything through the filter of Undeniable Honesty.
David provides practical and client-focused service. David's patent practice includes biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, green technology, oil and gas, chemicals, mechanical devices, manufacturing processes, and garments.
For over ten years now Dianne has been helping small business entrepreneurs keep their financial position up front and central in their business. As she says, "Financial Statements are the life blood of your business.
Edmund Xie was called to the Bar of British Columbia in 2010. He completed his legal studies at the University of Victoria, where he received several awards, including prizes in intellectual property law research and contracts.
Elisa Murru is the WellnessFits Coordinator at the Canadian Cancer Society, BC and Yukon. Elisa is passionate about using her diverse background in health research, teaching and business to support small businesses in creating healthy and productive workplaces. Elisa holds a Master of Science in Kinesiology from McMaster University and has published research in the area of health and exercise psychology. Additionally, she holds an MBA from Simon Fraser University.
Emira Mears is the Principal and Co-Founder of Raised Eyebrow Web Studio Inc a Vancouver based digital studio specializing in digital strategy, design and Open Source development for non-profit organizations. Through her strategic consulting and breadth of experience in digital communications for change makers, Emira helps our clients clarify their goals and achieve them.
Gabrielle Loren is a Certified General Accountant and partner with Loren, Nancke & Company. She obtained her designation after completing the experience portion of her designation with Revenue Canada Taxation.
Gavin Manning is a partner of the firm. He is a frequent speaker on topics in intellectual property law.
Drawing on 35+ years experience, Gerry brings the leadership, knowledge and market awareness of business development to retail and small business owners helping them achieve growth objectives.
Guy brings to Constant Contact a rich and diverse background in marketing, sales, and business development.
Howard D. Wong is an experienced commercial and real estate lawyer. In addition to assisting business people with their ongoing operational matters, Howard assists clients with sophisticated real estate issues, business transactions and trusts.
Jason is a lawyer who advises businesses at all stages of development. His areas of practice include business startups, partnerships, corporations, contracts, commercial transactions, buying and selling of businesses...
Jennifer is an associate lawyer at Oyen Wiggs Green & Mutala LLP, where she assists clients with identifying and protecting their intellectual property rights.
Jim Pettinger is president of International Market Access, Inc. He is a Canadian citizen who has owned a business in Washington State since 1984. His company provides office, warehouse, distribution and return/repair services for more than 130 Canadian companies that market and distribute to USA markets. Jim is a frequent speaker on the topic of Doing Business in the USA, and has participated in several export seminars conducted by the British Columbia and Canadian governments.
John is a graduate of Saint Mary's University, Bachelor of Commerce, Corporate Finance and has 10 years of experience with the federal government in four departments.
Kate Moore is a graphic and web designer specializing in WordPress websites and typographically focused brands. Kate runs a small business, based in Vancouver, designing and developing for clients across North America.