Planning resources

So you have decided you want to run your own business, but have you started your business planning process?

Get started with the B.C. government’s Small Business Branch Resources page. You’ll find useful handouts, checklists, guides on starting restaurant and franchise businesses, information on exporting and more. Use the Starting a Small Business Guide to help you navigate through the 14 steps to creating a business.

Small Business BC is B.C.’s premier resource centre for comprehensive small business information, products and services. Small Business BC can assist you with business planning, financing, registration and a variety of topics related to starting and growing a business in B.C. They also provide advisory services, webinars and seminars, and Talk to an Expert sessions. Speak directly to a specialist adviser and ask tailored questions about your business.

Check out these resources: You can get valuable data about B.C.’s economy, businesses and programs from the BC Stats British Columbia Small Business Profile.