About the SBA Program

The Small Business Accelerator is an initiative of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre at the University of British Columbia (UBC). Use the free tools on this website to structure your market research, grow your business, gauge potential market size or learn the latest industry trends. Managed by specialized librarians, the Small Business Accelerator (SBA) provides free access to reliable resources to help you build a successful business.  

Examples Of How We Support BC Businesses:

  • Over 100 detailed Accelerator Guides spanning 18 industries
  • A step-by-step manual on Business Research Basics
  • Opportunities for collaboration and partnership across sectors
  • Facilitating a strong community of regional business support organizations- join our directory and become a part of the Small Business Accelerator community

We Value Collaboration

We value collaboration and appreciate the expertise of community support providers and information professionals in BC. If you help would-be start-ups or small businesses and have resources, events or information you'd like to share -- please consider joining our community or becoming a SBA partner. Learn more here.