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Starting a Business: New Year, New Beginnings

A new year means new beginnings and a blank slate for your goals. If you’ve been considering starting your own business, now is the perfect opportunity to make it happen.

At Small Business BC, we’re British Columbia’s largest non-profit resource centre for entrepreneurs. We offer a range of business resources and tools for those starting a business and we’re proud to have helped thousands of small businesses start across our province.

Whether you’ve spotted a gap in the market, want to do something that you’re passionate about, or turn that side hustle into something longer term, we can help. On this page, we’ve gathered several resources to help you navigate those early start-up days. You bring the passion, we’ve got the support!

Register Your New Business

Take the stress out of registering your business - with the expert guidance of a SBBC Business Advisor you’ll be up and running in no time.

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Enjoy 50% off our Business Planning Service

Work with our expert Business Plan Advisors and get the professional advice you need to make your business dreams a reality. Enjoy 50% off thanks to our partners, FortisBC.

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Attend our Start Smart Seminar or Webinar

Our Start Smart Package is a full-day instructional seminar that touches on every basic element of starting a business. Your one-stop shop.

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Start-Up Stories from our Community


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Paradis Wine & Spirits

Learn how Andrew Paradis leaned on Small Business BC's Business Plan Advisory service to start his dream business.

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