The following guides and reports are available to assist you with your small business venture.

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Small Business Resources Handout (PDF)
Information about small business services, programs and publications.

Aboriginal Small Business Resources Handout (PDF)
Information about small business resources and services for Aboriginal entrepreneurs and business owners.

Starting a Small Business Guide (PDF, 7.05 MB)
Information and resources useful to anyone interested in starting a small business in British Columbia.

Import / Export Guide (PDF, 7.31 MB)
Information and resources available to help you navigate the world of international trade.

Are you ready to export?  If you are looking to expand your business internationally, we can help you connect with international trade experts, local contacts, and potential clients through these networks and services.

Doing Business with the Government of British Columbia (PDF)
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.  This guide provides information on the purchasing and bidding process for provincial government contracts.


This B.C. Small Business Profile is updated annually, and tracks small business growth and development in British Columbia.     

  B.C. Small Business Profile (PDF, 2.5 MB)

BC Jobs Plan - Small Business Sector

Read the Small Business Cross-Sector overview here.

Regulatory Reform Annual Report (PDF, 2.7 MB)

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Aboriginal SB Resources Handout

Aboriginal Small Business Resources Handout (PDF)

The one-stop reference handout is tailored specifically to Aboriginal entrepreneurs and small business owners, and includes information on how to access the range of existing services and supports available to Aboriginal small business owners.

Translated Guides

Starting a Small Business Guides

BC Import/Export Guides

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
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