Small Business BC

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Business Planning

  • How To Write a Business Plan

    Business planning is a key to success. Here are some tips, tools, and resources to help you create a business plan, including links to example business plans, and business plan templates.

  • How to Strategically Plan Your Exit

    Your business plan is a valuable roadmap that guides you through start-up, and as your business grows and evolves. It can also be your guide as you exit.

Export

Financing

Human Resources

  • How to Hire Your First Employee

    You might find that you simply cannot do everything by yourself. Find out how to assess your human resources needs, and recruit the right employees.

Import

  • How to Work with Offshore Manufacturers

    Moving to offshore manufacturing requires careful consideration and research. Determine if importing your products is right for your company.

  • How to Import Commercial Goods into Canada

    Want to import commercial goods into Canada, but don't know where to begin? Find information on the regulations, resources, and planning involved in importing goods to Canada.

  • How to Exit Your Import Business

    Are you looking to exit your import business? Find out about your legal obligations when winding up your import business and who you should contact regarding your import accounts.

Industry Regulations

Legal Requirements

Market Research

  • How to Evaluate Your Business Idea

    Market research can be used as a tool to help you determine whether your business idea will be viable. Find out how to research your customers, industry and competition to evaluate your business idea.

  • How to Take Advantage of Your Inside Knowledge

    You have the advantage of insider knowledge of your markets, customers, and supply chain. Find out how to use new market research to maximize your profits.

  • How to Prove the Value of Your Company

    Are you planning to exit your business? Find out about the power of market research and how it can help determine and prove the value of your company when you come to sell it

Marketing Sales

Online Business

  • How to Sell Your Website

    Thinking of shutting down your website? Whether seeking advice from a professional on how to increase traffic and sales or selling your website through an online marketplace, find out the best option for you.

  • Launching Your Website: A Guide to Going Online

    Having a website these days is almost a necessity to doing business. Find some helpful advice for taking your business online.

  • How to Choose and Register an Effective Domain Name

    Your domain name provides your business with an online identity, helping to provide brand recognition in the same way a business name or product name can. Find out how to register your domain name today.

  • How to Get Your Business Online

    You know that your business needs a website, but taking your business online can be intimidating when you don’t have any experience with web design or development. Fortunately getting your business online isn't as complicated as it may first seem to be.

  • How to Create a Powerful Web Presence

    Your online presence can be critical to your business's success. Here are some useful tips for improving your website that will ensure a great visitor experience.

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