The Advice-a-thons will take place at the Creekside Community Centre on October 17 and the Guildford Golf & Country Club on October 24 from 10 am through 4 pm. The event is being organized by Benchmark Law, a Vancouver and Surrey-based law firm offering full-scale business services but strictly to small and micro business owners. Dana Gordon founded Benchmark Law in 2012 after noticing a distinct need in the market for a small business law firm. Passionate about helping guide and support budding entrepreneurs and small businesses, Gordon has brought together a group of more than 30 respected consultants specializing in small businesses for the day-long events as part of B.C.’s Small Business Month.
A report from October 2013 by the B.C. Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training indicated that an impressive 98% of businesses in B.C. are small business and that small businesses account for 55% of all employment in the province. 26% of B.C.’s GDP is generated from small businesses alone. Small Business Month is intended to celebrate and recognize the contribution of small businesses to the B.C. economy and the local communities.
“The small business sector in B.C. is a huge, but often underserviced, market. Many small business owners avoid seeking professional advice, either because they’re intimidated by the prospect or because they can’t afford it,” says Dana Gordon, owner and senior counsel at Benchmark Law. “Though our Advice-a-thons, I want small business owners to know that they do have options.”
In addition to Benchmark Law, some of the participants that will be available for consultations include RBC Small Business Advisors, Adwiz Communications, and It’s Your Time Business Services.
For more information about the Advice-a-thons, call Benchmark Law Corporation at (604) 227-2892 or visit www.benchmarklaw.ca.
About Benchmark Law Corporation:
Founded in 2012, Benchmark Law Corporation specializes in offering full-scale business services to small businesses. With offices in Vancouver and Surrey, British Columbia, Benchmark Law makes legal services easy, affordable and approachable. For more information, call (604) 227-2892 or visit www.benchmarklaw.ca.