Canada Business App Provides Easy Access to Government Services

As part of their continuing efforts to help small business owners, the Government of Canada has announced the launch of the Canada Business App. Available for Apple and Android devices, the Canada Business App allows small- and medium-sized businesses to easily navigate government services, receive recommendations tailored to their business, […]

Government Announces Canadian Experiences Fund

During the unveiling of Budget 2019, The Government of Canada announced the Canadian Experiences Fund (CEF), a national program geared toward supporting communities across our country as they create, improve or enhance tourism products, facilities and experiences. How it Works The Canadian Experiences Fund is delivered in British Columbia by […]

Export Navigator Program Expanded to Support Regional Exporters

Small Business BC, alongside our partners at the Province of B.C., Western Economic Diversification and Community Futures is pleased to announce the expansion of the Export Navigator Program. In 2018, total British Columbia goods exported worldwide were valued at $46 billion. The Export Navigator Program helps rural business owners […]

Budget 2019 – Learn the Facts

Last week, Canadian Minister for Finance, Bill Morneau, tabled the federal budget for the 2019-2020 fiscal year. As the last of the Federal Government’s current mandate, the budget supports Canadian businesses by encouraging them to make investments that will position them for long-term growth and create jobs across our […]

British Columbia Launches Provincial Nominee Program – Regional Pilot

British Columbia’s growing economy depends on the presence of skilled and qualified individuals to meet labour market needs. The Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) offers a pathway for qualified foreign workers and entrepreneurs to gain permanent residency in BC while filling these critical roles. Entrepreneur Immigration – Regional Pilot An […]

Tax Season 2019

Tax season has arrived, and the filing deadline is looming. Individuals and most business owners must file their income tax returns by April 30. However, if you are self-employed, the CRA extends the filing deadline to June 15, with interest accruing on your tax due on April 30. Ahead of […]

Know the Taxes You Need to Collect

Know Which Taxes You Need to Collect Whether your small business is new, home-based, or relatively small in scope, you’ll have tax obligations you need to meet. Below, we’ve outlined the basic guidelines to ensure you collect and remit the required taxes for your business in British Columbia. Provincial Sales Tax […]

What’s Happening in March 2019 at Small Business BC?

Temperatures are rising, the days are getting longer and it’s time to pack away the snow shovels for another year. Spring is almost here and it’s the perfect time to refresh your small business knowhow with one of the informative and educational seminars on offer at Small Business BC. It’s […]

Introducing Your 2019 Open for Business Award Winners

The Open For Business Awards recognize and celebrate communities that best demonstrate they are promoting and adopting business friendly initiatives within their region. The Awards provide an important platform for local government to learn and share Best Practices, and showcase winning initiatives that have contributed to the success of local […]

Government of B.C. Launches Procurement Concierge Program

Each year, the Government of British Columbia spends approximately $7 billion procuring goods and services. The BC Procurement Concierge Program aims to simplify and streamline the procurement process, making it easier for small businesses to get involved. B.C.’s Procurement Concierge Program allows businesses to pitch cutting edge solutions to […]