Small Business BC is a non-profit organization that exists to help BC entrepreneurs start and grow their own business. No matter what stage a small business is at in its journey, we are standing by with the products, services and advice an entrepreneur needs to achieve their business goals. Our core services are provided in partnership with Pacific Economic Development Canada (PacifiCan) and the Ministry of Jobs, Economic Recovery and Innovation.

Starting out as a simple business planning contest almost 20 years ago, our annual Small Business BC Awards have evolved and grown over the years to become the largest awards program dedicated to small business in Western Canada. Almost 6,000 businesses have participated in our awards, covering every industry in our province. We believe that now, more than ever, it’s crucial to celebrate the achievements of these hard-working and resilient individuals.

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“Winning an SBBC Award has opened so many doors for us!”

Learn how Ed and Natasha Tatton of Whistler’s BReD found new opportunities after winning our 2021 Best Youth Entrepreneur Award


Best Youth Entrepreneur Award Winner, 2021

“I never thought our little business could win something like this”

Lynn-Marie Angus of Sisters Sage highlights the importance of community in their inspiring Best Community Impact win in 2021.

Sisters Sage

Best Community Impact Award Winner, 2021

“I love the idea of bringing people together and creating community”

Discover how Sadaf Rahimi leaned on BC’s Afghan community to propel Charcuterie Vancouver to our Best Immigrant Entrepreneur Award in 2021.

Charcuterie Vancouver

Best Immigrant Entrepreneur Award Winner, 2021

“I create to celebrate my culture and this process of creation has given me meaning”

Read the incredible story of Jaimie Davis, founder of Jada Creations and our Best Solopreneur Award winner 2021.

Jada Creations

Best Solopreneur Award Winner, 2021

Our Partners

The Small Business BC Awards are delivered in partnership with our title sponsors Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU). We’d also like to express our gratitude to our Award sponsors Coast Capital Credit Union, and the Province of British Columbia. If you’d like to get involved and sponsor any aspect of this year’s awards, discover the remaining by clicking the button below.

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For comment, interviews, or information on the SBBC Awards, journalists and broadcasters should contact our Content Coordinator, Darren Dunne, at [email protected]

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