Partners & Stakeholders

Our Partners

Small Business BC works in collaboration with many public and private sector businesses, organizations and agencies toward meeting the needs of the small business community.

Funding partners

Western Economic Diversification Canada and the Ministry of Small Business, Red Tape Reduction and Responsible for the Liquor Distribution Branch are major funding partners of Small Business BC.  Small business BC provides a range of services to the small business community on behalf of both Federal and Provincial governments as defined in contribution agreements and through the service model of the Canada Business Network.

Canada Business

Small Business BC is member of the Canada Business Network (1-888-576-4444). Canada Business is a national point of service and the first place entrepreneurs go for government information, advice and support to help build their business. Canada Business offers business people access to a wide range of federal, provincial and territorial government services across Canada. Professional business information agents help clients learn about services, rules and regulations, forms, sources of financing, interest groups and much more.

BC Chamber of Commerce

Small Business BC and BC Chamber of Commerce are partners in driving business advocacy on behalf of the BC-wide business network. BC Chambersof Commerce engages with decision-makers across all B.C. ministries and federal departments, and facilitates a unique, grassroots policy-building process that draws on the innovative ideas and on-the-ground experience of its member Chambers, Boards and businesses in every region of the province.

Community Futures British Columbia

Small Business BC and Community Futures British Columbia are partners in driving small business and community economic development in rural BC.  Our experts offer local assistance from 34 offices throughout rural BC. Community Futures, funded by Western Economic Diversification Canada, offers a variety of services and tools to help entrepreneurs and small business owners achieve their goals, including business support services, business planning advice, loans and self employment assistance.

Futurpreneur

Small Business BC and Futurpreneur (formerly CYBF) are partners in driving Canada’s business success by helping young entrepreneurs help themselves. Futurpreneur is a national charity providing pre-launch coaching, business resources, start-up financing and mentoring to help you start your own successful business. If you are 18-39 and have a business idea…they can help! Check them out at www.futurpreneur.ca and get started on your business today!

OneStop Business Registry

Small Business BC and OneStop Business Registry are partners in providing easy access to business information and online business registry for small businesses throughout British Columbia.