Step 13: Get Support
In British Columbia entrepreneurs are fortunate that so much support exists to help them launch and grow a successful business. That being said, some of the best advice and guidance you can receive will come from experienced business owners themselves.
Mentorship BC is an online resource for small business owners in B.C. to find and access mentorship programs. Using their search tool, you can find a list of programs that best suit your needs.
Joining a local business group or networking group is a great way to access experienced entrepreneurs, as well as to find potential clients. Here are some organizations you might consider joining:
- Local Chamber of Commerce
- Local Business Improvement Association
- Women’s business groups and organizations
Attending business events and conferences will help you learn new skills and connect with like-minded people. For a list of upcoming events across British Columbia, see Small Business BC’s event calendar.