About Us

Small Business BC

SBBC is an independent non-profit providing holistic support for businesses throughout their entire journey. We offer affordable, universal access to expert advice, education and unbiased business resources to a province-wide community of entrepreneurs. Whether we offer the service you need or connect you to another source, our goal is the same – to help you succeed. And, as your business matures, we’ll be right here with you – helping you expand, scale your operations and prepare for your next big goal.

The Awards

The Small Business BC Awards is British Columbia’s largest awards competition dedicated exclusively to small businesses. What started as a simple business plan contest in 2003 has grown to an incredible opportunity for nominees to learn, secure financial support, gain valuable exposure, and share stories with a supportive community across the province. Across 20 years of our Awards, over 6,000 small businesses have participated, covering every industry in our province.

What's New in 2023


4 Different Categories

We’ve doubled our categories so your business has even more opportunities to win


Prize Money

The winner of each of our four categories takes home a prize purse of $10,000


In-Person Gala

Toast the success of BC’s small business community at our Awards Gala in June 2023

Small Business BC Awards — 20 years of memories

Over 6,000 businesses. Representing every community in British Columbia. Meet some of the amazing small businesses that have made our Awards so special.

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