Andrew Smit operates Vancouver Computer Consulting in Fort Langley, and is running free business workshops for small business owners. (Andrew Smit/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Fort Langley entrepreneur offers free seminars for small business owners

A series of workshops will be hosted by industry experts that include website design and accounting

A Fort Langley business owner is holding a series of free monthly semiars to help small business owners.

Andrew Smit, who owns Vancouver Computer Consulting, said he couldn’t find events in the community that offer business owners this opportunity so he decided to offer one himself.

“There are different pieces to a small business, there’s things like human resoures, marketing, accounting all those kinds of things, but your typical small business doesn’t know what to do for each of these things, so our idea is to have a workshop every month that will be lead by a different industry expert,” he explained.

Smit will run the first workshop in the Langley Business Events workshop that will focus on elements of a good website.

READ MORE: Immigrant notary crowned Langley’s businessperson of the year

The event will be held Nov. 5 at 7:30 p.m. The Fort Langley address will be provided once participants register.

“The idea is for it to be very practical learning so they can leave with some tangible takeaways… it’s not designed to be sales pitch in anyway,” he said.

The event is meant to be an opportunity for business owners to learn and also connect with other businesses.

Smit said its not a requirement to own a small business.

“Ideally they would have a business that they’re running… if someone is looking to start a business they are absolutely welcome to come,” he said.

In December, Langley Business Events is scheduled to present a semiar about questions to ask an accountant.

For more information about the event and to register, or for a list of upcoming events visit


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Langley community gardens reopen

They were closed due to virus concerns, but they have been declared an essential service

LETTER: Grateful to be Canadian during this crisis

Minor inconveniences are saving many of us north of the 49th Parallel from the horrors of this virus

Library cards, ebooks available online in Fraser Valley

Those without a card yet won’t have to go into a branch

Landlords and renters need to work through ‘critical time,’ says Langley MLA

Evictions are suspended during provincial order of emergency

Township of Langley urges residents to buy local

From farmers to mom and pop stores, Mayor Jack Froese commends Langley’s economy

‘Hold our line’: 29 new cases of COVID-19 announced in B.C.

Saturday’s number of new cases marks the lowest in weeks.

B.C. community service provider hosts friendly art competition for youth

Theme for Pacific Community Resources contest is ‘finding the silver lining in difficult times’

Critic, workers’ group ‘disappointed’ Trudeau chose Amazon to distribute PPE

Amazon Canada said in an email to The Canadian Press that it is working with Canada Post, Purolator

Full World COVID-19 update: National Guard collect ventilators in New York; Spain, Italy improve

Comprehensive coronavirus update with news from around the world.

TransLink to reduce service on some bus routes, SeaBus, West Coast Express

Changes start April 6 ‘due to low ridership and financial pressures’ amid COVID-19

Two people fined after B.C. police spot online ads re-selling 5,000 surgical, N95 masks

Police confiscated the masks, being sold at inflated prices, and now working with Fraser Health

Sex workers face new risks during COVID-19 pandemic

‘Desperation has kicked in’ for vulnerable, undocumented workers unable to access help

Most Read