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.

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

Starting a Small Business Guide (PDF, 4 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.

PreparedBC: Guide for Small Businesses (PDF)
Use the guide as a starting point for protecting your small business investment.

Export Navigator Program
The program offers access to community-based export specialists who can provide a personalized, step-by-step approach to exporting and help connect your business to the appropriate market information, export programs, financial services, and business development experts at every stage of the export process.

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 2018 (PDF, 2.5 MB)

Regulatory Reform Annual Report (PDF, 2.7 MB)