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Business Resources

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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What is Retail Insurance and Why do You Need it?

As a small business owner in BC, we know you work incredibly hard to run the retail business you love and depend on. It’s not just a huge investment of your time, it may well be your biggest financial investment, too. This is why you need to protect your business. […]

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How To Avoid Common Pitfalls of Expanding Your Digital Presence Internationally

If you have decided to expand from the Canadian market, you may be looking to attract an international audience. The potential for a larger customer base, increased profits, and the growth of your brand are all incentives to go global. Other developed markets, like the US, Europe or Japan are […]

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Learn How Nature Bee has Created an Accessible Workplace

Katie Gamble is the founder of Nature Bee, a Vancouver Island-based business bringing sustainability into kitchens around the world. Her business produces beeswax wraps and other reusable household products that cut down on the need for wasteful single use plastics. In just four years, Katie has grown Nature Bee from […]

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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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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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