Ministry of Small Business, Red Tape Reduction and Responsible for the Liquor Distribution Branch
The Ministry of Small Business, Red Tape Reduction and Responsible for the Liquor Distribution Branch is responsible for supporting and promoting small businesses; reducing red tape for British Columbians; and ensuring liquor policy continues to be modernized.
- Reducing Red Tape for British Columbians
Share your stories and ideas about how the B.C. government can save time, provide easier access to services.
- Small Business Roundtable
A group which identifies key issues and opportunities facing small businesses in British Columbia.
- Small Business Accord
A living document that will evolve and change to meet the ongoing needs and interests of the small business community.
- Small Business Resources
The following guides and reports are available to assist you with your small business venture.
- Mobile Business Licence
A Mobile Business Licence allows mobile businesses to operate across operate across participating jurisdictions.
- Regulatory Reform
An initiative which promotes clear, simple regulations and policy to make it easier for the public to deal with government.
- Liquor Control and Licensing Branch
Learn about liquor licensing in B.C.
- Liquor Distribution Branch
Quicklinks to doing business with the BC Liquor Distribution Branch.
- Liquor Policy Review Implementation
The Liquor Policy Review report.
- Small Business BC
Providing building blocks to help entrepreneurs start and grow successful businesses.
Find the permits and licences required when starting or operating your business.
- Starting a Restaurant in B.C.
The Starting a Restaurant in B.C. online guide provides guidance on the requirements for starting a restaurant in British Columbia.
- Special Occasion Licensing
A Special Occasion Licence permits the host to serve or sell liquor at an event in accordance with BC’s liquor laws and regulations.
- Special Event Server and Serving It Right Training