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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’s Happening in June 2020 at Small Business BC?

This June, take advantage of Small Business BC’s flexible learning options as we continue to support businesses through their COVID-19 reopening plans. While our office remains closed for in-person visits this month, our full range of services are still available remotely, via phone, email or over the internet. Have business […]

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Taking Your Business Online? Get Support with the ISI Grant

If you’re grappling with taking your bricks-and-mortar business online right now, you’re not alone. Faced with the changing sales landscape due to COVID-19, many small businesses have had to adapt quickly, taking their sales online rather than in store. Whether you’re looking to build a new website, develop a digital […]

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Catching Up with Reid Hemsing, Two Wheel Gear

In the four years since we last spoke to Reid Hemsing, he’s solidified his position as one of Canada’s rising business stars. The Vancouver-based entrepreneur flew south of the equator to represent Canada at the 2018 G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance Summit in Buenos Aires, he clinched Best Marketer honours at […]

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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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