Guided Business Registration

Service Description

If you have already received approval for your business name, but need help taking the next steps to register your business, a Small Business BC Business Advisor can help make the process easy. Our Guided Business Registration service includes sole proprietorship or general partnership registrations.

If you wish to operate a business in British Columbia under a name other than your own personal name, for banking or marketing purposes, you should register your business with the BC Registry. Other government account registrations we can assist with include: GST, PST, Payroll, Import/Export account, Worker’s Compensation Insurance Coverage (if required), as well as a printed statement of registration for your records.

Consists of a one-hour consultation.

This service is for Sole Proprietorships and General Partnerships only. 

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Guided Business Name Request: If you’re registering a name for a corporation, a Small Business BC business advisor can help simplify this process by reviewing your name choices with you and filing your business name request on your behalf.

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  • Business registration application filed on your behalf

  • Receive a printed statement of registration

  • Assistance with government account registrations including: GST, PST, Payroll, Import/Export account, Worker’s Compensation Insurance Coverage (if required)

  • One-hour consultation with a business advisor

  • Discuss any issues with your registration

  • Support and advice at every step of the way

Service Offered By

These 60-minute sessions are booked in advance on a first come, first served basis.

Small Business BC’s advisory services are delivered online via Zoom, or over the phone. For instructions on how to optimize your Zoom setup, click here.

  • Price: $99.00
  • Length: 1 Hour
  • Subject: Industry Regulations, Legal, Accounting
  • Language: English, French
  • Stage of Business: Start-Up
This service may be taken by phone or video call
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