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Business Resources

Small Business BC offers a wealth of business resources and guides to help support and grow your small business.

Whether you are starting a business, or looking for new growth strategies, use our business startup checklists, expert programs, and specialized bookstore to build your business. Our resources provide you with important business tips and tools for Business Planning, Market Research, Marketing & Sales, Import/Export and much more.

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5 Frequently Asked Questions About Small Business Insurance

Starting a small business is equal parts exciting and overwhelming. While some business areas you can’t wait to get started on, like branding or product development, other aspects of business don’t quite hold your attention. Insurance may be one of them, and we wouldn’t be surprised (or offended) if it […]

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The Cost Benefit of Truly Accessible Design

Assessing the Cost/Benefit of becoming Accessible-Friendly Accessible Design, also known as Barrier-Free design, creates inclusion, and inclusion creates opportunities for all to participate in, and enjoy, the services and products small businesses have to offer. Whether you are a patron, a client, a customer, or an employee, removing and preventing […]

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Meet Dina Lu, Dina Calligraphy

Calligraphy is the art of beautiful handwriting. It’s an art form that has been around for thousands of years, providing a wonderful hobby that can be used to craft memorable gifts and beautiful cards. Some people have even turned it into a career. Dina Lu, owner of Dina Calligraphy, […]

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Business Checklists

Looking to start, grow or exit a business? Use our free business checklists, how-to guides and resources to achieve your business goals.

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Business Plan Template

This free business plan template will help you define what your business is, show how you will become profitable, and serve as a marketing tool to showcase your idea. As part of a healthy and robust business plan, you’ll need to estimate the cash inflow and outflow from your business over time on monthly basis. Small Business BC’s cash flow forecasting tool is the first step to understanding your true businesses viability.

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Corporate Search Services

Small Business BC can assist in helping you file or replace your business documents. We can also provide a corporate summary document which is a requirement when suing a company incorporated in British Columbia.

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Export Navigator

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

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Bizmap

A collaboration between Small Business BC, 17 Vancouver BIAs and the City of Vancouver, Bizmap offers a powerful tool to analyze and compare key market data at the neighborhood level, to help grow sustainable business communities. Bizmap exists to provide easy access to relevant market data tailored to customized business districts. This data, encompassing demographics, business types, building information and the area’s activities, is supplied at the neighbourhood level, providing users with highly specific information to aid in their decision making – from finding the ideal business location to expanding their customer base, and beyond.

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Meeting Room Rentals

Small Business BC offers room rentals in Downtown Vancouver directly connected to multiple transit lines. We have a variety of spaces to rent, from meeting rooms, to seminar rooms, to a lobby area that can act as a flex-space.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Small Business BC is here to help British Columbia's entrepreneurs grow successful and sustainable businesses through expert business advisors, educational services and easy-to-use free tools. For anyone who's a business owner, or thinking of starting a new business, we’re here to help. Read our Frequently Asked Questions for the answers to our most commonly asked small business questions:

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