Resources

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

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Guides

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

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.

Reports

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, 2.15 MB)

BC Jobs Plan - Small Business Sector

Read the Small Business Cross-Sector overview here.

Regulatory Reform Annual Report (PDF, 2.7 MB)

15th Annual BC Small Business Profile

15th Annual BC Small Business Profile

This BC Small Business Profile (PDF) is updated annually, and tracks small business growth and development in British Columbia.     

View the Profile Highlights. (PDF)

Translated Guides

Starting a Small Business Guides

BC Import/Export Guides

10th Annual Report to Government

10th Annual Report to Government

In our 10th Annual Report to Government (PDF), the Roundtable reflects back on 'A Decade of Action' detailing its activities and recommendations that help small businesses thrive and expand in British Columbia.

View previous years reports.

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
Alternate
Telephone:
Toll-free through Enquiry BC: 1 800 663-7867
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