Guided Business Registration
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
These 60-minute sessions are booked in advance on a first come, first served basis. They are delivered via Skype/Zoom or phone from anywhere in our province.
Due to the rapidly evolving public health situation surrounding COVID-19, Small Business BC has reached the difficult decision to modify how we deliver our services in the coming weeks.
As an organization, our number one priority will always be the health and safety of our clients, staff and service providers. We also want to ensure we maintain the high service standards our clients expect. As such, we will be delivering all our services online, or over the phone, until further notice. See here for more information on our service changes. Please use our COVID-19 small business resources – including this practical checklist for business continuity.