Top Online Resources for Starting A Business
Starting a Small Business Guide - An easy and accessible online guide that includes 14 steps to starting your own business!
Indigenous Small Business Resource Handout - A quick reference guide for Indigenous Business Owners and Entrepreneurs
Starting a Restaurant in B.C. - An online resource that provides guidance on the requirements for starting a restaurant in British Columbia.
Starting a Franchise in B.C. - Includes the Franchisee Checklist on what you should consider before purchasing a franchise in B.C.
PreparedBC: Guide for Small Businesses - A starting point for protecting your small business investment against a natural disaster.
OneStop Business Registry - Apply for and complete registrations for new or existing businesses with local, provincial, and federal governments.
Non-profits who can help:
Small Business BC is B.C.'s key resouce centre for comprehensive small business information and services. Visit their website for more information.
Futurpreneur is a national, non-profit organization that provides financing, mentoring and support tools to aspiring business owners aged 18-39.
South Island Prosperity Partnership (SIPP) is the economic development organization for Greater Victoria.
Women's Enterprise Centre is a non-profit organization devoted to helping BC women launch, lead and scale their own businesses.
WorkLink is a Work BC Employment Service Centre. They provide free employment services from the Westshore to Port Renfrew.
Network with other Chambers
Organizations to help you connect:
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