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.
5 SEO Tips to Help Start-ups Get Started on their SEO
Search engine optimization, commonly known as SEO, is a digital marketing technique which helps websites appear higher on search results for specific search terms. For example, a global brand such as Nike can use SEO to help its Women’s Running Shoes page appear higher in search results which use keywords […]Read
Should Your Business Use TikTok for Social Media Marketing?
Home to viral dance moves, cat videos and discussions on what exactly is ‘cheugy,’ TikTok is the fastest growing social media network worldwide. In fact, the app has been downloaded over 2 billion times, with more than 800 million active users worldwide. If you’re considering using TikTok in your […]Read
Learn Your Entitlement to COVID-19 Sick Leave Reimbursement
Effective May 20, 2021, employers are required to offer employees 3 days of paid sick leave if employees need to stay home as a result of circumstances related to COVID-19. This benefit is available to employers who have employees covered under the Employment Standards Act and who do not already […]Read
Looking to start, grow or exit a business? Use our free business checklists, how-to guides and resources to achieve your business goals.More Info
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.More Info
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.More Info
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.More Info
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.More Info
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.More Info
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:More Info