Everyone has a different reason for
starting a business, but one fact remains the same — creating and
running a successful enterprise is hard work. Perhaps you're in school,
just finishing your studies, well into a professional career or looking
to re-enter the workforce. Whatever your situation, if you are planning
to go into business for yourself, remember that it takes time, planning,
discipline, money and perseverance.
Business Development Bank of Canada
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
Published by the Canadian Bankers
Getting Started in
Small Business will give you an idea
of what's involved in the planning
and preparation stage.
The booklet offers information on:
- things you should consider from
a personal perspective
- understanding your market and
the importance of planning a marketing strategy
- the value of a business plan
- sources and types of financing
for a new business
- what you'll need to get your
business up and running
Throughout you'll find checklists
and tips, and a glossary of terms.
BC Ministry of Small Business and
Small Business BC provides
comprehensive orientation service to
information on all business-related
topics pertinent to entrepreneurs,
small businesses and start-up
Small Business Profile 2015
A profile of small
business growth and development in British Columbia.
Starting a Small Business in BC
The guide provides
information and resources useful to anyone considering starting a
small business in the province.
Women's Enterprise Centre
helps women in BC start, grow and
succeed in their own businesses.
Their resources and services
include: essential skills
development; empowerment lending;
and personal access to business
Provides key information and
resources specially selected for women starting a business in
British Columbia Exporting and Importing Information.
As part of growing your business, you may be considering exporting,
importing and investing. Find out what this means for you and your
Stats) presents links to dozens of
useful pages and sites, all
organized under headings intended to
speed up your search for business
planning information and resources.
BizPal can help you
identify regulatory requirements
by providing a single point of
contact where you can access a
comprehensive list of applicable
business permits and licenses.
provides easy access to business
information and online business
registry for small businesses
throughout British Columbia.
The Community Futures Development
Association of BC
is a community driven economic renewal
initiative with a network of 34
Community Futures Development
Corporations throughout BC. CFDCs
help communities develop businesses
through loans, technical support,
training and information.
CFDC of Peace River - Liard
Alberta Small Business Resources
Starting a Business
have a great business idea but
aren't sure where to start? Service
Canada has compiled a list to help
you start your own business.
Aboriginal Business Service Network
provides business information,
advice and referral services to meet
the needs of potential and existing
Aboriginal business people in BC.
Canada Business is a
government information service for
businesses and start-up
entrepreneurs in Canada.
Canadian Youth Business
helps young Canadians who have a
great business idea and require
financing, mentoring and the right
business resources to start a
Community Futures Development
Your gateway to a network of 268 Community
Economic Development offices across
Canadian Society for Social Development (CSSD),
is a federally incorporated
non-profit organization with
charitable status. CSSD delivers
online, instructor supported
training in the areas of web design
and web entrepreneurship and
Western Economic Diversification Canada
is committed to helping Western
Canadian small and medium sized
businesses grow and create jobs.