Small business community hub

Resources for small businesses & entrepreneurs

Small Business BC

Resources to help entrepreneurs grow successful and sustainable businesses through expert business advisors, educational services, easy-to-use free resources and engaging community events. Explore Small Business BC.

UBC Small Business Accelerator

Free online access to reliable business information and tools for secondary market research for BC businesses and entrepreneurs supported by the University of British Columbia. Learn more about the accelerator.

OneStop business registry

Apply for and complete registrations for a new or existing business with local, provincial and federal governments. Find out more about OneStop.

Business Benefits Finder

Find programs, grants and other benefits to help your business grow and thrive. Explore the Business Benefits Finder.

InfoAction

A fee-based research service from VPL to help you obtain market research, like exploring the trends and challenges in your industry, legal information, like current laws and regulations, and lots more. Learn more about InfoAction.

Futurpreneur

A non-profit organization providing financing, mentoring and support tools to aspiring business owners ages 18 – 39. Become a Futurpreneur.

Starting a BC business for newcomers

The Skilled Immigrant Infocentre is a resource centre helping newcomers to Canada find information to get a job, explore careers or start a business. Download the guide.

Business Development Bank of Canada

A Crown corporation aimed at assisting small and medium-sized Canadian businesses through financing, consulting services and securitization. Browse the bank.

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Regularly updated lists of books, magazines and movies organized by theme. These include physical items you can borrow from the library and digital items you can enjoy on your devices at home or on the go. Click on a book to learn more or choose your preferred format.

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