At Small Business BC, we provide the building blocks that help entrepreneurs grow successful businesses. We believe that no matter what stage of business or what skill level, there is a need to learn and grow. Our staff’s role is to provide the knowledge and resources to fill those gaps. When an entrepreneur finds themselves asking “How do I…?” we’re the ones to call.
In British Columbia, small business makes up around 98 percent of all businesses in the province. We know that by helping entrepreneurs to start and grow their businesses, we are playing a vital role in continuing to make this province the best place in the world to live, work, and play.
Small Business BC is committed to maintaining a supportive work environment where every member of staff can grow and achieve their potential. Our team is encouraged to harness their unique skills and expertise to help the business community throughout British Columbia. Want to know what else we stand for?
We are Passionate
There is something invigorating about being an entrepreneur, about taking a leap of faith, going out on your own and building the business you’ve always dreamed of. We are proud of our status as British Columbia’s premiere resource centre for knowledge-based business products and services, and we are passionate champions for British Columbia’s small business community.
We are Supportive
Small Business BC offers an exciting working environment that empowers its employees to follow their dreams. We support opportunities to work cross-functionally on project teams to learn and grow in your career. We know the value of a healthy work/life balance and support it with flex and vacation days and a comprehensive benefits package including RRSP matching. We also love to have fun! Events, games and team building activities keep us engaged and connected with our team.
We are Small but Mighty
Our team at Small Business BC is our best resource, and we are strong advocates of their continued career success. Staff are placed in the best possible position to harness their individual talents, and are welcome to participate in inter-team activities. Have a great idea? Let’s hear it! Our team is small, and we like it that way because that makes it easier for every voice to be heard. If there’s a local conference, class, or seminar you’d like to attend, we encourage you to unleash your inner nerd.
We are Accessible
Our services are available to all British Columbians by phone, email, internet or webinar. We are equally accessible for our staff. Our location at 550-555 W. 12th Ave Vancouver, means staff can get here easily via skytrain, seabus, bicycle or by foot.
We Make a Difference
“Small Business BC is an amazing educational resource for small business owners.”
Azadeh Nobakht, webinar attendee of My First Year in Business: A Financial Overview, July 2017
“I would say that Small Business BC is an incredible source of business support, and that small businesses in this province are fortunate to have this resource. I have moved to BC from a region and province that was not at all helpful, so I really notice the contrast.”
Meg Barker, webinar attendee of Export Navigator CFTA, September 2017
In the most recent quarter, Small Business BC served almost two hundred and fifty thousand customers via our website, in person, or over the phone. Our presence creates a tangible, positive resource within a province that ranks first in Canada in terms of small businesses per capita.