This publication has been developed as an introductory guide to help you with planning and starting a small business. It provides essential information as well as links to additional resources to help ensure that your new business is successful.
This supplementary guide to our Business Planning Checklist provides useful links and resources to help you in your business planning process. Links include business plan guides, templates and samples to help you write your plan.
The first time you write a marketing plan it can be quite a daunting task, knowing what to consider, what tools to use, which markets to target. Small Business BC’s guide to effective marketing and sales can help.
Before registering your business, you should consider the different options available to you. Find out the advantages and disadvantages of the three common types of businesses: Sole Proprietorship, Partnership, and Corporation.
Small Business BC takes you through the nine steps to understanding your target market, competitors, trends and operations. Download this checklist and find out how to research the market for your business.
The Market Research Resources Guide provides recommendations of key databases, organizations and associations which can help you research your market. The guide supplements the Market Research Checklist.
Want to start a sole proprietorship or partnership in British Columbia and not sure where to start? Download our Starting Your Business Checklist and find out the key steps you should take to start your small business.