Resources for small businesses and entrepreneurs
Find resources to start, manage and grow your small business in British Columbia.
Last updated: February 3, 2023
On this page:
- Use the Starting a Small Business Guide (PDF, 4MB) to start a successful small business in B.C.
- Learn how to export to international markets with step-by-step guides and resources (Government of Canada)
- Use the PreparedBC: Guide for Small Businesses to protect your business and the people you employ from emergencies and business disruptions
- Find information about small business services, programs and publications with the Small Business Resources Handout (PDF, 133.9KB). Translated resources are available:
- The Indigenous Small Business Resources Handout (PDF, 288.2KB) has information about small business resources for Indigenous entrepreneurs
- Use the Canada Business Benefits Finder to get a list of programs to help start or grow your small business
- Discover tools for exporters to expand to new markets in Asia, the United States and Europe
- Find ways to save money and help your business grow in the low-carbon economy with the CleanBC for Business Factsheet (PDF, 513KB)
- Find out how to sell goods, services and construction to the Province
- The B.C. Small Business Profile (PDF, 6.8MB) is updated annually, and tracks small business growth in B.C.
- The Small Business Task Force Final Report (PDF, 2.0MB) presents findings and recommendations from the Task Force's engagement with small businesses over the summer of 2018
- The Better Regulations for British Columbian's Annual Report (PDF, 1.7MB) outlines what is done each year to improve services and regulations in B.C.
Governments and organizations like Small Business BC can help you start, manage and grow a successful small business.