Using this site is a great start, but your journey should not end here. There’s a lot of other resources that can help your business start, grow and prosper and we encourage you to draw on their expertise. Provided below are the details of some of these organizations, including us!
Small Business BC
Small Business BC is British Columbia’s premiere resource centre for knowledge-based business products and services.
Its core activities are supported by funds from Western Economic Diversification Canada and the Ministry of Small Business, Red Tape Reduction and Responsible for the Liquor Distribution Branch. Through its ongoing operations and public and private sector partnerships with organizations like WorkSafeBC, Small Business BC is able to offer additional products and services to the small business community.
Small Business BC’s innovative approach and programs have been recognized by several national and international awards, solidifying our reputation as an exceptional business resource. Learn more
BC Government, Employment, Business & Economic Development
Economic growth and diversification benefits regions, communities, industries and families across B.C. Use tools and resources and connect with services to support job creation and growth.
Already a business owner and looking for opportunities for growth? Or thinking of starting a small business but not sure where to start? Regardless of your stage in business, the listed resources will help guide you in the right direction. Learn more
Aboriginal Business and Investment Council
The Aboriginal Business and Investment Council’s mandate is to help improve Aboriginal participation in the economy and promote economic certainty in the province by encouraging economic growth in Aboriginal Communities. The Aboriginal Business and Investment Council has an on-line resource centre with a collection of links and tools intended to support Aboriginal Economic Development in British Columbia. Learn more
Trade and Invest British Columbia
Trade and Invest BC works with internation enterprises to help them build strong links to the resources, skills and businesses that make British Columbia an attractive place to work and invest. Learn more
As the regional driver for accelerating business success through scientific innovation and technology, Innovation Island supports technology-based companies to grow and succeed. We are committed to creating a vibrant and entrepreneurial regional technology community. Learn more
Island Coastal Economic Trust
The $50 million Island Coastal Economic Trust (ICET) was created by the Government of BC in 2006, through the North Island- Coast Development Initiative Trust Act, to support economic development initiatives on central and northern Vancouver Island and the Sunshine Coast.
ICET funds community-driven economic development initiatives in targeted sectors to spark new and sustainable regional economic growth and diversification. These key sectors include: forestry, transportation, tourism, mining, small business, energy, agriculture and aquaculture, and economic development. Learn more
Canada Business Network
Canada Business Network provides a comprehensive list of government and private sector sources of financing Learn more
Business Development Bank of Canada
BDC offer business loans and consulting services to help Canadian businesses grow. Through our subsidiary—BDC Capital, we also offer a full spectrum of specialized financing. Learn more
Futurpreneur is a non-proﬁt organization that provides ﬁnancing, mentoring and support tools to aspiring business owners aged 18-39. Learn more
Community Futures Campbell River
Community Futures Strathcona is one of 90 offices in Western Canada that fulfills a Government of Canada initiative to foster job creation through entrepreneurial activity; to help diversify local rural economies; and to help build sustainable communities. Learn more