Small Business

We aim to support small business, improve investment readiness and encourage economic development and competitiveness through the development of programs, initiatives, publications and resources designed to break down barriers to doing business in British Columbia.

BC Small Business

Small Business is Big Business in British Columbia

Entrepreneurial drive and spirit are hallmarks of the B.C. culture. This is represented in the fact that 98% of all businesses in the province are small businesses, having fewer than 50 employees and employing over one million people.

Our province’s ability to compete with other jurisdictions as a desirable place to liveinvest and do business is dependent on enhancing and supporting our small business sector.

In support of the BC Small Business Accord and its principles the Small Business Branch works closely with other governments, ministries and private-sector organizations to help foster a progressive business culture where government initiatives support current and future generations of small business owners across B.C.

Small Business BC

Small Business BC

B.C.’s key resource centre for comprehensive small business information and services.

Contact Small Business BC with your business related questions.

Telephone: 1 800-667-2272 

Small Business Voice to Government

Small Business Roundtable

Providing advice to government and acting as the small business community’s voice to government in British Columbia.

Email us at and let us bring your voice to the Minister.

WorkBC is committed to help British Columbians successfully navigate B.C.’s labour market.

Useful Contacts

If you would like more information about any of the Small Business Branch programs please contact us.

Telephone: In Victoria: 250 387-4699
Toll-free through Enquiry BC: 1 800 663-7867