Need Small Business Support in BC?

Whether you need help finding specific information, or someone to evaluate your current business plan, or to help you to find financing -- chances are pretty good that there are experts nearby who will be eager to help. Use this directory of support agencies and libraries in BC to make the right connection today.

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  • AANDC - Procurement Strategy for Aboriginal Business (PSAB)

    Please note that this website will be changing as a result of the dissolution of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada. The website for AADNC is currently still active. More information can be found at the new Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada Website and Indigenous Services Canada Website.

  • Aboriginal Business Development Centre

    The Aboriginal Business and Community Development Centre is a results-oriented team of professionals, working together in unity to provide a full spectrum of cultural, client sensitive, business, and economic development services to assist Aboriginal individuals, organizations and communities, and to help them achieve their full potential.

  • Accelerate Okanagan

    Accelerate Okanagan aims to increase the number of technology companies that start and grow in the Okanagan. They support a vibrant entrepreneurial and innovative technology community ranging from students and aspiring entrepreneurs to well-established technology companies. Accelerate Okanagan provides programs that support entrepreneurs and technology companies looking to start, accelerate and grow. These programs combine elements such as needs assessments, hands on coaching, mentorship, and access to world class expertise.

  • Advanced Business Match (ABM)

    ABM is an online community and business matchmaking service for growth-oriented SMEs that emphasize social impact. ABM’s proprietary technology, methodology, and services eliminate the high cost and guesswork of conventional relationship development for decision-makers who insist on strong value alignment. 

  • alumni UBC

    alumni UBC offers a variety of programming and communications that enrich the lives of UBC graduates by empowering personal growth, supporting professional development, nourishing pride, and enabling contribution. Since its founding in 1917, its goal has been to link alumni with the University and with each other, and to support the mission and activities of the University.

  • Basin Business Advisors Program

    Owners of established businesses in the Columbia Basin have access to the Basin Business Advisors (BBA) program, which provides free, one-on-one, confidential business counselling services. A qualified professional Business Advisor can provide: * business counselling * detailed assessment report of the business * in-depth financial analysis of the business The BBA is administered by Community Futures Central Kootenay.    

  • BC Innovation Council

    The British Columbia Innovation Council (BCIC) develops entrepreneurial talent and commercializes technology through startup companies and partnerships between industry and academia.

  • BC Rural Network

    The BC Rural Network is a registered non-profit society in the Province of British Columbia. The BC Rural Network was formed in 2004 to enhance the capacity of rural British Columbia to develop responses to rural and remote community issues. Membership is open to all organizations that serve a rural constituency, and/or whose mandate is concerned with issues of interest and relevance to rural citizens and communities, including non-profit organizations, governments, and businesses, and any individual from the community at large with an interest in rural community issues.

  • BC Tech Association

    The BC Technology Industry Association is an industry-funded organization supporting the growth of British Columbia’s strong knowledge economy. Its membership of 2700+ member companies, employs over 60,000 workers and represents companies of all sizes and sectors. They can be contacted via their Contact Us form.

  • Burnaby Board of Trade

    The Burnaby Board of Trade is a member-based business association. They provide events, workshops, and some discounted rates on business expenses for members. Their goals is to provide their members leadership, advocacy, and education, with a focus on innovation, sustainability, and social responsibility.

  • Burnaby Public Library

    The Burnaby Public Library can be reached via email through their Ask a librarian page. Bob Prittie Metrotown Branch (Main Branch): 604-436-5427 Cameron Branch: 604-421-5454 McGill Branch: 604-299-8955 Tommy Douglas Library: 604-522-3971

  • Business in Vancouver Magazines

      Business in Vancouver Magazines are quality business-to-business publications focused on a specific industry or association. Each of the products is delivered to target audiences in niche markets annually.

  • Camosun College Library

    Lansdowne Campus: 3100 Foul Bay Rd, Victoria BC V8P 5J2 (250) 370-3619 Camosun College Interurban: 4461 Interurban Rd, Victoria BC V9E 2C1 (250) 370-3828

  • Canada Asia Business Network

    Canada Asia Business Network offers its clients complete & exclusive consulting services by connecting Canadian and Mainland China-based businesses. Canada Asia Business Network not only understands clients' needs, customizes its services, but also follows up with potential counterparts for clients. An email can be sent to the Canada Asia Business Network via their Contact Us page.

  • Canada Revenue Agency

    The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) administers: tax laws for the Government of Canada and for most provinces and territories; and various social and economic benefit and incentive programs delivered through the tax system.