Starting a Small Business in British Columbia
The steps it takes to become a small business owner in British Columbia
Deciding on starting a small business in British Columbia can be a difficult decision to make. To help you decide here are some statistics that show why starting a small business in BC is a great idea:
Population: 4.81 million
Registered small businesses: 171,557
Funding Programs Potentially Available for British Columbia:
303 Grant Programs / 147 Loan Programs /231 Assistance Programs
Find out if you may be eligible using this tool.
Before you get into business, there are a few important things to know about starting a small business in British Columbia:
Is starting a small business in British Columbia right for you?
Do you have the tools and the resources to start your small business?
Do you have the funding your small business in British Columbia will need?
What are the next steps to help you startup?
Do you need help getting your business started?
As a small business entrepreneur you have a lot of step to go though. Canada Startups is here to help you each step of the way. Not only do we guide you step by step, but we help you startup, assist you with your business plan, help you find funding programs that can get you funding for your BC business. And more.
Starting a Small Business in British Columbia
Is it right for you?
Starting a small business in British Columbia is an excellent choice. BC is one of the fastest growing Canadian provinces and one of the top spots in Canada where small business and entrepreneurship is booming. Currently over 171,000 small businesses are taking advantage of this. Who wouldn't want to take part.
If you're ready to start your own small business, consider contacting one of our small business advisors to get started. It takes a minute. You can also call them right now at 1-800-288-9691.
Before you move forward:
Prior to moving forward with starting a small business in British Columbia, be sure that you have the following ready:
☑️ Do you know what your business is going to be? If not, check out some of these top 10 business ideas.
☑️ Do you know which funding programs are available in British Columbia? Funds are available to help startup, to hire staff, pay for marketing, tools/equipment and more.
$101,350 Government Loan for Small Business Owner in British Columbia
Already in business for 3 years but the bank refused to finance us. We turned to Canada Startups and used the Funding Database to locate a government funding program to help us with our expansion. We got over $100k in funding.
Tools/Resources For a Small Business in British Columbia
There are a ton of tools and resources to help small business owners in British Columbia to successfully startup. Accessing these tools and resources is critical to the success of your small business.
Do you know what tools and resources you need to make sure your British Columbia based business finds success?
Business Plan Builder Tool
Use the Business Plan Builder Tool to quickly and effectively develop a business plan for your new or existing small business in British Columbia.
Personalized Investor PitchDeck
The simple to use PitchDeck gives you the opportunity to build the perfect presentation to use when pitching your small business to potential investors.
Funding for your Small Business in British Columbia
When starting a small business in British Columbia, funding is critical. Finding the funding that may be available for your small business is important very early on. So don't wait until you need the funds - search for funding right now.
Small businesses in British Columbia are lucky since the British Columbia government greatly support entrepreneurship. This means that are are many different government funding programs in British Columbia for small business owners to take advantage from (just take a look at this British Columbia funding search walk-though of our Funding Database).
Want to see what funding in British Columbia may be available for?
What are the next steps?
The steps of starting a small business in British Columbia are simple.
☑️ Get the business idea.
☑️ Create a business plan.
☑️ Have the business plan checked.
☑️ Start your funding search.
☑️ Apply for funding.
☑️ Launch your small business
If you are ready to start your business in British Columbia, don't wait any longer. Get more information on how to start your small business, how to get your business plan done and how to get funding.
The first step, call 1-800-288-9691 for one of our British Columbia small business specialists to assist and guide you.
Get Help and Start Your Small Business in British Columbia
Get help with starting a small business in British Columbia!
There is no need to be the business plan expert, the funding researcher, the website developer, accountant or the person who needs to know and do everything. That's why experts exist to help, so be sure to take advantage of it when available.
Experts at CanadaStartups are included with your membership to the Small Business Startup Portal.
That means that you can get help starting up, with your business plan, with the funding search since you would have access 24/7 and for the entire year so you can ask any questions and get as much help as you need to start your BC business.