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Expert Advice & Help

Bouncing ideas off of friends and family can be helpful, but it's no substitute for talking to a qualified expert.

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We can help you register your business and its name, as well as register for GST/PST and prepare it importing and exporting.

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Small Business BC offers dozens of free checklists, resources and tools designed to help save you time and money.

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You have an idea that could change your industry. Or, at least, your life. At Small Business BC, we can help you make that happen.

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Exiting a Business

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If you're getting ready to exit your business, we'll help you access the tools to develop a succession plan or sell your business.

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Meet Bill Broddy and Tyson Still, Winecrush

Success Story

You may not have heard of Winecrush, last year’s winner of the Small Business BC Award for ‘Best Concept’, but chances are you soon will. The definition of a successful small business, the Penticton-based “wine food” company collects the material left over from pressing grapes from local wineries and […]

Latest Articles

Data has never played a bigger role in the life of an entrepreneur. Whether you’re starting, expanding, or closing your business, statistics will always make your life easier. As the saying goes, “Information is power” and statistics provide the power you need to succeed. Here are some of the ways […]

Cashflow problems in the start-up phase are something many entrepreneurs have had to deal with. In fact, there are several financial options tailored specifically to small business owners in this situation. These include government grants, federal small business loans, and even microfinance packages from lenders like Vancity. […]