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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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Canada Emergency Business Account Loan Program Opens for Applications

The Government of Canada is committed to taking immediate, significant and decisive action to help Canadians deal with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of their COVID-19 Economic Response Plan, they have created the Canada Emergency Business Account, which is now open for applications. What is the Canada […]

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Catch up with SBBC’s Free COVID-19 Webinars

As our community continues to cope with the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, Small Business BC is here to help. Small Business BC are hosting a series of specialized free webinars to tackle the challenges faced by COVID-19. These webinars are geared at equipping businesses in our province with the […]

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Applications Open for Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB)

The Government of Canada has opened applications for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit. To help manage the volume of applications through the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) and Service Canada, applicants are asked to apply over four days this week, depending on the month of their birth. Canadians who have […]

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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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