The BC Chamber of Commerce is the largest and most broadly-based business organization in British Columbia. Representing more than 125 Chambers of Commerce and Boards of Trade, and 36,000 businesses of every size, sector and region of the province, the BC Chamber of Commerce is The Voice of Business in B.C.
BC Tourism Sustainability Network
The Tourism resiliency Program for Northern BC is focused on providing local businesses with practical and practicable strategies and guidance for enduring the daily challenges and the major events that affect the tourism industry. The goal is to establish and implement resiliency practices for the industry.
British Columbia Economic Development Association (BCEDA)
The British Columbia Economic Development Association (BCEDA) is the leading professional association of economic development practitioners in the Province of BC.
Canadian Federation of Independent Business
The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) is the country’s champion of small business. With over 110,000 members, they are Canada’s largest non-profit organization devoted to creating and supporting an environment where your business can succeed.
CanExport supports small and medium enterprises as they break into new international markets, perform research and development and other activities related to attracting international business.
Community Futures British Columbia
Community Futures is the only non-profit organization throughout rural BC with a mandate for small business and community economic development. Their experts offer local assistance from 34 offices throughout rural BC. Community Futures offers a variety of services and tools to help entrepreneurs and small business owners achieve their goals, including business support services, business planning advice, loans and self employment assistance.
Community Futures British Columbia – Taking Care of Business
Taking Care of Business – A Community Futures Program, brings funding and one on one support for training to eligible businesses in Northern B.C. As an approved business member, you will have access to free online workshops and webinars, professional business support and you will have completed the first step of the application process for up to $7500 in customized business training.
Destination British Columbia
Destination BC is the destination marketing organization for B.C. and has a variety of regularly updated resources available to businesses in the tourism industry.
Futurpreneur’s programs offer financing, mentoring, and business support for every business stage. Futurpreneur has been fueling the entrepreneurial passions of Canada’s young enterprise for over two decades. They are the only national, non-proﬁt organization that provides ﬁnancing, mentoring and support tools to aspiring business owners aged 18-39.
Support B.C.’s amazing small businesses by finding local products and services in the BC Marketplace. Businesses can also register their business to list on the marketplace.
More than 1,300 businesses are listed representing 117 communities.
Small Business BC provides practical business education tailored for small businesses right here in B.C. Whether you need help starting your business, hiring employees, managing operations or anything else, Small Business BC is here to help.
WeBC (Formerly Women’s Enterprise Centre)
Women’s Enterprise Centre is a non-profit organization devoted to helping BC women start, lead and grow their own business.
Accelerating Manufacturing Scale Up Grant
The goal of this program is to support small and medium-sized businesses in B.C. to accelerate innovative capacity in the manufacturing sector, strengthen critical provincial supply chains and create new, sustainable opportunities for businesses. The program will accept applications from April 15 to May 31.
Business Credit Availability Program (BCAP)
BDC and EDC are working with private sector lenders to coordinate on credit solutions for individual businesses, including in sectors such as oil and gas, air transportation, exports and tourism. This program includes Loan Guarantee for Small and Medium Enterprises (EDC is working with financial institutions to issue new operating credit and cash flow term loans of up to $6.25 million to SMEs) and Co-Lending Program for Small and Medium Enterprises (BDC is working with financial institutions to co-lend term loans to SMEs for their operational cash flow requirements. Eligible businesses may obtain incremental credit amounts of up to $6.25 million through the program)
Business Development Bank of Canada
The Business Development Bank of Canada is the only financial institution that is exclusively dedicated to entrepreneurs. Their mission is to help create and develop strong Canadian businesses through financing, consulting services, and security, with a focus on small and medium-sized enterprises.
List of British Columbia Credit Unions
Digital Technology Supercluster
Digital Technology Supercluster accelerates the development and adoption of digital technologies that keep Canadians healthy, address climate change and drive economic productivity.
A guide to all grants available in British Columbia.
Industry Canada – Financing Directory
Find financing, loans, grants and contributions for your business.
Small Business BC provides practical business education tailored for small businesses right here in BC. Whether you need help starting your business, hiring employees, managing operations, or anything else, Small Business BC is here to help.
WeBC (Formerly Women’s Enterprise Centre)
WeBC helps you build the essential skills needed to start and run a business, from marketing to cash flow, operations to exporting. Choose between individual webinars on select topics, or longer seminar series like the popular Taking the Stage®, with additional opportunities to network and get inspired.