Resources

Resources

We aim to provide resources and information to support small business startup and growth, highlighting services for entrepreneurs and small business owners.

Resources

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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.

Guide to Exporting
Not sure if you’re export-ready? Learn how to prepare your business for international markets and access resources that can help.

Export Tools
Discover tools for exporters to expand to new markets in Asia, the US and Europe including the Export Navigator Program which offers access to community based export specialists who can provided a personalized, step by step approach to exporting and help connect your business to the appropriate market information, financial services and business development experts at every stage of the export process.

CleanBC for Small Business Factsheet (PDF)
The Province’s CleanBC plan offers several ways to save you money and help your business grow in the low-carbon economy.

Doing Business with the Government of British Columbia
The B.C. government’s online resource for vendors who want to sell or are currently selling goods, services and construction to the Province.

How to do Business with the Province 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.

PreparedBC: Guide for Small Businesses
Use this guide as a starting point to protect your business and the people you employ by ensuring you are prepared to be up and running as soon as possible following any type of emergency or business disruption.

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 2019 (PDF, 5.7 MB)

The Small Business Task Force final report presents findings and recommendations from the Task Force’s engagement with small businesses over the summer of 2018.

Small Business Task Force Final Report (PDF, 2.0 MB)

The Better Regulations for British Columbian's Annual Report outlines what is done each year to improve services and regulations in British Columbia. The report provides examples of recent projects that have improved accessibility, saved time or money, or leveraged innovation to better advance the public interest.

Annual Report (PDF, 1.1 MB)