Finding the funds to support your growth is crucial.

Check out the following programs and resources to support your business.

Support Programs and Resources Available for British Columbia’s Small Businesses  Government and Non-Government Business Support Information (PDF, 422 KB)

BC Innovation Council (BCIC) accelerates technology commercialization by supporting startups and developing entrepreneurs.

Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) is the only bank dedicated exclusively to entrepreneurs and offers loans, investments and advisory services.

BizPaL is an online service that benefits Canadian businesses by helping them identify which permits and licences they require and how to obtain them.

Canada Small Business Financing Program makes it easier for small businesses to get loans from financial institutions.

Futurpreneur Canada is the only national non-profit organization dedicated to the success of young businesses.

The National Research Council-Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP) is Canada’s premier innovation assistance program for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

Small Business BC provides entrepreneurs with the information and guidance necessary to build a solid foundation for their businesses.

Women’s Enterprise Centre is BC’s leading resource for women entrepreneurs, offering personalized guidance, resources, skills development and empowerment.