Business Management

Thinking of starting a business but not sure where to start? Or perhaps you're already a business owner and looking for opportunities for growth.  Regardless of your stage in business, the following will help guide you in the right direction.

Starting a Business

You've decided to start a business - now what?  Permits, registrations, hiring, it can be overwhelming.  The following resources will help you along the way.

Maintaining a Business

Your business is up and running.  The following resources will help keep it running.  And when you're ready here are some resources for growing your business.

Explore Within

Exiting a Business

Time to close-up shop or sell your business?  Proper planning is key.  Learn all the ins and outs of exiting your business.

Business & Government

Every year, the Province of B.C. buys goods and services from businesses of all sizes and types.  Your business could be one of them.  Learn how with the following resources.

International Business

As part of growing your business, you may be considering exporting, importing and investing. Find out what this means for you and your business.

Invest in B.C.

Learn all about investing and doing business in B.C.

Permits & Licences

If you travel on provincial highways for business you may require additional permits, licences and program applications.


Discover what business financing options are available to you.

Small Business Publications

Use these resources to get started out on the right foot.

Starting a Small Business Guide business guides in other languages.

Small Business BC

Use Small Business BC to get information, access services, and sign up for seminars related to starting a business.


Trade and Invest BC

• Trade and Invest BC – BC offers one of North America’s the most competitive, flexible, and supportive business climates.  Visit the official trade and investment attraction website for BC.

Useful Contacts

Contact Small Business BC with your business-related questions.

Telephone: 1-800-667-2272