Indigenous Small Business Resources

This handout provides information on small business start-up and growth support services tailored to Indigenous entrepreneurs and small business owner needs. The list of services is not exhaustive, but it identifies resources to support all aspects of business start-up and growth.

Market Research Checklist

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.

Market Research Resources Guide

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.

Metro Vancouver Restaurant Profile – 2010

The Metro Vancouver Restaurant Profile is a comprehensive market analysis designed for entrepreneurs considering the expansion or opening of a restaurant in the Metro Vancouver area. Researched and professionally prepared by Small Business BC’s market research specialist, this report provides the necessary data to demonstrate demand, develop strategies for growth […]

Municipal & Registration Contacts List

This resource provides a list of city hall license offices in the Lower Mainland, as well as contacts for the Corporate Registry.

Online Reputation Management

Online Reputation Management, written by Tourism BC, provides a guide to social networking and it’s effect on the tourism industry.

Prepared BC: Emergency Plan for Small Businesses

This resource is designed to help small business owners plan and prepare for emergencies that could interrupt operations. Use this template as a starting point and add to it as needed. One simple step today can make a difference in how effectively your business responds to and recovers from a disaster.

Prepared BC: Emergency Preparedness Guide for Small Business

Small Business makes up 98% of all business in British Columbia. It will play a vital role in the event of a major crisis in our province. Ensure your small business is prepared for disaster with this handy guide.