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Community Resources

You’re Not Alone in This. We’re Here to Help.

We understand every entrepreneur is different, and every entrepreneurial journey is unique. No matter where you start, SBBC is here to support you along the way with resources and inspiration.

Come as you are. Everyone deserves access to business supports. As an in independent non-profit, we aim to reach all corners of the BC small business community, meet people where they are and connect them with the resources they need.

Inclusion is an intentional and ongoing process. We’re committed to continue building resources and relationships that better serve underrepresented entrepreneurs. We’re excited to share the supports currently in place for business owners who identify as disabled/having a disability, Black, Indigenous, women and LGBTQIA2S+.

If your organization has resources to assist entrepreneurs in BC, contact us. We’d love to hear from you.

Not Every Story Sounds the Same

“It’s not easy for me to expose myself in English, it’s not easy to show my most vulnerable side of not feeling fully myself in another language”.

Learn More about Clavia’s business and personal story.

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Accessibility Resources

20 percent of British Columbians identify as having a disability. As we continue working on our goal to make our services as accessible as possible, discover dedicated resources for entrepreneurs with disabilities.

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Resources for Black-Owned Businesses

Developed in partnership with the Black Business Association of BC, this page provides aspiring, emerging and established Black entrepreneurs the resources they need to start and thrive in our province.

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Resources for Indigenous-Owned Businesses

Are you an Indigenous entrepreneur looking to start or grow your own business? Learn about our partnership with Indigenous Business Development Services, hear from Indigenous voices, and find the support you need to succeed.

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Resources for Women-Owned Businesses

Women entrepreneurs play a vital role in the Canadian economy and BC business community. From help getting started to mentorship to amplifying your voice, find the resources you need for your small business.

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Resources For LGBTQIA2S+ Owned Businesses

Do you identify as a LGBTQIA2S+ entrepreneur? We can help connect you with the resources you need to succeed. Discover the organizations, programs and opportunities available to LBTQIA2S+-owned businesses in BC.

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Start-Up Resources

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Financing and Grants

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Growing Online

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Other Ways Small Business BC Can Help

Start with Small Business BC’s comprehensive list of free downloadable resources. We’ve got everything covered, from business plan templates, cash flow forecasting and our starting a business checklist. View Resources.

Join our free online hub of BC-based small businesses and reach a province-wide audience of engaged customers that are passionate about small business. Sign up now.

Small Business BC provides practical business education tailored for small businesses right here in BC. Whether you need help starting your business, hiring employees, managing operations, or anything else, Small Business BC is here to help. View our full calendar of business education.

Sign up for Small Business BC’s newsletter and be the first to discover our latest news, special offers, and practical resources for your small business. Sign up now, it’s free and easy!

Our self-directed E-Learning courses are available anytime, anywhere. Each on-demand course consists of bite-sized topics filled with features like readings, handouts, videos and quizzes. Discover our range of E-Learning education today.

Read our simplified guide to each area of the start-up experience, highlighting the services and help you can lean on to achieve your goals.

10 Step Guide to Starting a Business

Start Grow, and Expand Your Business

The Western Canada Business Service Network (WCBSN) is a group of independent organizations that receive WD funds to help Western Canadians start, grow and expand their businesses.

Accelerated Growth Service

The Accelerated Growth Service (AGS) helps growth-oriented Canadian businesses to expand by helping them access the key government services they need to grow, such as financing, exporting, innovation and business advice.

We respectfully acknowledge our place of work is within the ancestral, traditional and unceded territories of the Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səl̓ilwətaʔɬ/sel̓ílwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) and that we serve the Peoples of the many Nations throughout British Columbia.