About the SBA Program

The Small Business Accelerator is a library-led initiative of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre at the University of British Columbia (UBC). We develop and curate freely available tools 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.  

How We Support BC Businesses

  • Dozens of detailed Industry Guides spanning 18 industries
  • A step-by-step manual on Business Research Basics
  • Opportunities for collaboration and partnership across sectors - join our directory and become a part of the Small Business Accelerator community

We Value Collaboration

We value collaboration and appreciate the expertise of business support providers and information professionals from across our diverse BC communities. If you help would-be start-ups or small businesses and have resources, events or information you'd like to share -- please consider getting in touch with us by email.

Resources to Learn More

  • This presentation is a useful tool to learn more about the SBA initiative