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Resources for Growing a Business

Ready to grow your business in a sustainable way?

The good news is, there are several different business growth strategies available to you – covering everything from exploring new markets, to creating new products or refining your marketing messaging. It’s up to an individual business to find their own unique mix for success. The key is to select an approach that’s aligned with your overall strategic plan and business goals.

Small Business BC is here to help you along the way. We provide the tools and resources your already-established business will need to grow organically and thrive.

Market Research Advisory

Market Research is essential to understanding your customers, industry, trends and competition. Let our Market Research Expert help you find the answers behind the numbers in our Market Research Advisory service.

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Growth Webinars

Join us for one of our webinars – growing your business subjects include: business mapping, free trade agreements and how to drive more traffic to your website.

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Talk To An Expert

Growth brings with it additional challenges. Speak to our stable of experts and receive guidance on HR, Operations, payroll, plus other topics.

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Grow Your Side Hustle

Build confidence in yourself as a business owner by having a clear business plan and making key improvements in your time management and marketing skills.

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Strategy Planning For Business Growth

Take the next steps for your growing business with solutions-based advice from our expert business advisors. This service consists of 60-minute recurring appointments as you need them.

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Workplace Accessibility Resources

Discover tips, resources and best practices for creating a workplace that’s accessible to those with disabilities.

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Other Ways Small Business BC Can Help Your Business

Sign up for Small Business BC’s newsletter and be the first to discover our latest news, special offers, and practical resources for your small business. Sign up now, it’s free and easy!

Check out Small Business BC’s comprehensive list of free downloadable resources. We’ve got everything covered, from business plan templates, cash flow forecasting and our starting a business checklist. View Resources.

Join our free online hub of BC-based small businesses and reach a province-wide audience of engaged customers that are passionate about small business. Sign up now.

Our self-directed E-Learning courses are available anytime, anywhere. Each on-demand course consists of bite-sized topics filled with features like readings, handouts, videos and quizzes. Discover our range of E-Learning education today.

Start Grow, and Expand Your Business

The Western Canada Business Service Network (WCBSN) is a group of independent organizations that receive WD funds to help Western Canadians start, grow and expand their businesses.

Accelerated Growth Service

The Accelerated Growth Service (AGS) helps growth-oriented Canadian businesses to expand by helping them access the key government services they need to grow, such as financing, exporting, innovation and business advice.

Hear From Others Successfully Growing Their Businesses

If you’re sitting on the fence about starting a business, you really won’t know how it will go unless you try; you have to give it a chance

Ten years into his entrepreneurial journey, we caught up with Reid Hemsing and his rapidly growing business, Two Wheel Gear.

Reid Hemsing

Focus on solving a real problem and less on making money. If you solve a problem you are passionate about, you will find a way to make money out of it

Having emigrated years earlier to work in Vancouver’s finance industry, Irish native Ruairi Spillane saw an opportunity to help his fellow emigrants. He founded to provide a support network for the burgeoning Irish diaspora who were traveling to Canada in search of a brighter future.

Ruairi Spillane

Look at your failures as an opportunity to learn and grow. How boring would life be if we just cruised along and never failed?

In a few short years, Adam Wicks has earned a reputation as one of BC’s brightest young entrepreneurs. Named on BC Business’ Top 30 Under 30 List, his company, Wicks Electric, is the highest rated electrical contractor in the Lower Mainland.

Adam Wicks

We respectfully acknowledge our place of work is within the ancestral, traditional and unceded territories of the Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səl̓ilwətaʔɬ/sel̓ílwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) and that we serve the Peoples of the many Nations throughout British Columbia.