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  • A New Opportunity for Socially-Minded Entrepreneurs in BC

    The new "Community Contribution Company" model in BC offers entrepreneurs the best of both worlds – an opportunity to grow a business with a social purpose and also provide an attractive opportunity for investors.

  • Changes to BC Liquor Laws: How They Will Help Small Business

    BC's liquor laws will undergo significant changes in March 2013. Find out how these changes will impact craft breweries, distilleries, and wineries, as well as liquor retailers and the food and beverage industry.

  • Choosing a Business Name Made Easy

    Many business owners find it a struggle to find the right business name. The pressure, after all, is immense. Choose the right name and you will become memorable. Choose the wrong name and you are doomed for obscurity.

  • Saskatchewan Opens its Doors to BC Businesses

    On July 1, 2012 the New West Partnership Trade Agreement will come into effect for British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan. This agreement has been put in place to help business owners trade more easily across all three provinces.

  • BC's Economic Summit 2012

    BC Economic Summit - Canada Starts Here: Taking BC Global, will bring together regional economic development officers, business, industry leaders, municipal and provincial governments, academics and economists to discuss the BC Job’s Plan.

  • Are you Protecting your Intellectual Property?

    So you have come up with an amazing idea. You have probably shared it with your family, friends and colleagues. But did you think about protecting your intellectual property first? World IP day reminds us of the benefits of protecting the assets.

  • BizPal: Your One-Stop Shop for Licences and Permits

    When starting your business or looking to expand in to a new municipality, it is important to identify the key permits and licences which will apply to your business. BizPal is an online tool which helps identify these for your business.

  • Music, Your Business and SOCAN

    Music is one of the truly universal things that make people feel good all over the world. It sells ideas, it sells services, and it sells products. But did you know that in order to broadcast music in your business you must obtain a license?

  • The Legal Steps to Buying a Business

    Buying a business is one of the biggest commitments you can make in your life. Before you sign on the dotted line, find out the 5 key steps you should take before buying a business.

  • Understanding Mobile Business Licences

    To operate a business in BC you are required to obtain a business licence in each municipality that you operate your business in. That is, unless you own and run your business in the one of BC’s six regions which have a Mobile Business Licence.

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