Business

S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Youth Business Centre helps eligible young adult entrepreneurs under 30. In this personalized business support program we are empowering youths to establish a business in Canada. We help educate youths in Canadian business practices; management skills, we provide one on one consultation services. Beautiful British Columbia is home to 388,500 small businesses and in 2016 it accounted for 98% of all businesses and 79% of that had less than 5 employees*.
*Source: BC Stats, Small Business Profile 2016

Services include:

  • Confidential business counselling in franchising, sole proprietorship, partnership and incorporation services;
  • Business development that include analytical and practical hands-on training programs,
  • Workshops on how-to start a small business,
  • Short courses on marketing, business and financial management that include small business taxation, and
  • One-on-one consultation sessions and seminars.

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Youth BiiS Program

S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Youth Business Innovative Idea Startups (Youth BiiS) an initiative funded by the BC Ministry of Jobs, Tourism, and Skills Training. BIIS provides business startup services for eligible young adults under 30 who are interested in pursuing business ownership or entrepreneurial opportunities in British Columbia. The objective of the Youth BiiS is to increase the labour market attachments by assisting them in startup.

Youth BiiS services are free of charge for eligible young adults in Metro Vancouver, BC area.
Services include:

Services include:
  • Orientation and information dissemination provide resources and tools for business immigrants looking for business opportunities in BC.
  • One-on-one business counselling to help identify challenges and solutions for establishing business in BC.
  • Workshops topics include business start-up in BC. Marketing, taxation, financing and financial management, importing and exporting overview, franchising and businesses across BC.
  • Short courses include management training, marketing and sales, legal advice, commercial leasing and financial and financial management training.
  • Mentorship program that match you with an industry professional for support.
  • Case management for eligible entrepreneurial immigrants interested in re-locating to pursue a business outside the Greater Vancouver Area.
To register please call, email or visit our website:

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Business Training Programs for Youth Age 18-29

Business Training Programs

For the latest training programs provided, please refer to www.successbiis.ca

Business Start-up & Management Program

This program is designed for new entrepreneurs to develop and enhance their business skills in order to succeed in the competitive business world.

Topics to be covered:

  • Company Registration and Legal Structure
  • Business Plan
  • Financial Management
  • Marketing Strategies and Research
  • Commercial Leasing
  • Home-based Business
  • Employment Standards
  • Other Business Considerations

Effective Marketing Strategies

Marketing strategies is essential and it is especially true in the competitive business world. What separates your business from the next? How to you maintain a mainstream customer to make the sale? Presented by Philip Ho, a marketing specialist provides you with specific guidelines on the most effective marketing strategies/tactics. It reflects contemporary business practices, coupled with insights on how to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of marketing performance.

Topics to be covered:

  • SWOT Analysis for business strategy and planning;
  • Market research,
  • Product and pricing strategies
  • Distribution channels and advertising, and
  • Sales promotion, public relations and personal selling.

Importing & Exporting in Canada

Having strong business network or experience in Asia yet lack business knowledge in Canada? This business training course offers you an intensive training on the aspects of international trade and allows you to have a good knowledge of starting an import and export business successfully in Canada.

  • General Considerations in Starting a Trading Business,
  • Criteria for Selecting Company Formation,
  • Company Registration and Licensing,
  • Overview of Trading,
  • Import/Export Mechanism & Documentation,
  • Sourcing Channels & Strategies, and
  • Risk Management.

To register please call, email or visit our website:

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S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Youth Business Support

S.U.C.C.E.S.S. provides business support services at S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Youth Business Service Centre in downtown Vancouver. It is a program aimed at assisting eligible prospective youth entrepreneurs to establish new businesses in BC, Canada.
From one-on-one consultation sessions and seminars to business courses, all our services are catered to meet your business needs.

  • Business registration service: One Stop Business Advising (for eligible youth 18-29 clients.)
  • Business consultation: information on business start-up, one-on-one mentoring service from mentors who possess experience and skills in your area of interest
  • Business training programs: Effective Marketing Strategies, Importing & Exporting in Canada, Key Considerations for Business Start-up, Buying a business and franchise and Small Business Accounting.
Special Business Training Programs Effective Marketing Strategies

Marketing strategies is essential and it is especially true in the competitive business world. What separates your business from the next? How to you maintain a mainstream customer to make the sale? Presented by Philip Ho, a marketing specialist provides you with specific guidelines on the most effective marketing strategies/tactics. It reflects contemporary business practices, coupled with insights on how to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of marketing performance.

Business Training: Import & Export in Canada

This training course offers you intensive training on the aspects of international trade and which will supply you with knowledge on starting an import and export business in Canada.

Key Considerations for Business Start-up

The workshop is designed for new entrepreneurs to develop and enhance business skills in order to succeed in the competitive BC business market. The topics are widely covered in some important aspects when starting a business. e.g. Introduction of B.C. business environment, key aptitudes and characters for a successful entrepreneur, evaluating business ideas, preparing business plan, finding start-up financing and etc.

To register please call, email or visit our website:
Address: 38 West Pender St., Vancouver, BC
Phone: 604-408-7274 ext: 2043 & 2041
Website: http://successbiis.ca
Email:  [email protected]

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Newcomer Startup Program

About the program

Entrepreneurship Connections® helps newcomers who plan to start a business in Canada. If you have owned or operated a business outside Canada, or would like to launch one here, this innovative and informative program will assist you with setting up a successful small business in the Canadian market.

Since 2018 Entrepreneurship Connections® partnering with S.U.C.C.E.S.S. to help newcomer immigrants in Vancouver for starting a business. In 2019 Vancouver cohort is scheduled from February 26 – March 15, 2019.

Program Benefits

  • Support to develop your business plan
  • Receive techniques to pitch your business to different target groups
  • Strengthen your understanding of Canadian business with workshops on: marketing, market research, sales, cash flow, taxation and human resources
  • Learn about financing options and government resources for small business
  • Learn about the legal aspects of starting your business in Canada
  • Work with established entrepreneurs and business professionals as mentors
  • Participate in ACCES award winning Speed Mentoring® event

Eligibility to join this program

Permanent Residents, Protected Persons or Live-in Caregivers and English proficiency CLB 5.

To join the program, attendance at an information session is required

Information Session Locations for 2019 Cohort

January 29th, 2019 – 6pm-8pm
S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Richmond Office at Storeys
8111 Granville Ave, Level 1, Atrium Richmond, BC
Registration online for Richmond location info session: http://bit.ly/EC-Jan29-Richmond

January 30th, 2019 – 10am-12pm
S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Head Office
28 W Pender St., Level 1, Choi Hall, Vancouver, BC
Registration online for Vancouver location info session: http://bit.ly/EC-Jan30-Vancouver

For more information and registration contact:

Ray Tseng, Business Coach
Email: [email protected]
Tel: (604) 408-7274 ext. 2041