Already a business owner and looking for opportunities for growth?  Or thinking of starting a small business but not sure where to start? ​Regardless of your stage in business, the following resources will help guide you in the right direction.

Managing a Business

With the many steps and processes associated with business management, the following will guide you in the right direction managing your business in British Columbia.

Not-for-Profit Organizations

Not all organizations are driven by profit. British Columbia is home to a diverse range of not-for-profit organizations – also known as societies.

Small Business

The Small Business Branch aims to support a growing small business sector that contributes to a strong, sustainable provincial economy  through the development of programs, initiatives and resources designed to break down barriers to doing business in British Columbia.

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.

Social Innovation

Find out how we're working with others to create better social outcomes through social innovation. Government, business and communities all play a role.

Liquor & Cannabis Regulation Branch

The Liquor Control and Licensing Branch has been renamed to the Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch (LCRB) to represent its new additional responsibility of licensing and monitoring the private retail sale of non-medical cannabis in British Columbia.

Security Services

Security services help keep British Columbians safe from harm. The province regulates and licenses security services industries to ensure they operate under the highest standards of conduct and accountability.


FIA/CUIA Consultation

The Ministry of Finance is undertaking a broad review of the Financial Institutions Act (FIA) and the related Credit Union Incorporation Act (CUIA).