A profile of small business in British Columbia
Small Business Profile 2018: A Profile of Small Business in British Columbia is an update of previous versions published annually since 1997. The 2018 report profiles the role of small business in B.C. and the sector’s contribution to the economy by examining trends in growth, as well as cross-provincial comparisons for 2016/17.
This report is designed to answer some common questions about the role of small business in B.C. by examining trends in growth and, where possible, offering cross-provincial comparisons. Key indicators examined in this report include the number of businesses, employment and earnings, contribution to the economy, industry distribution, regional details, and the role of small business exporters.