Accredited Resources

British Columbia’s Small Business Resources

Published by the BC Provincial Government, this handout provides key Information about small business services, programs and publications for new small business owners.

To view the document as a PDF, click here.

Coquitlam’s Business Resources Directory

Published by the City of Coquitlam, this document provides local coverage of institutions you may find useful when starting a business in Coquitlam.

To view the document as a PDF, click here.

Additional Resources

BC Bid Resources
BC government corporate resource for purchasing goods, services and construction.

BC Stats – Ministry of Finance and Corporate Relations
BC Stats is the central statistical agency of the Province of British Columbia.

Statistics Canada
The Canadian Government’s central statistical agency.

Canada Business Network
Run by the Canadian Government, the Canada Business Network provides government services for Canadian businesses.

BC Trade and Investment Office
British Columbia’s diverse communities and regions offer a wide range of attractive business location options. This site contains profiles with key site-selection information for individual communities and regions.

Small Business BC
Support and resources for those running or starting a small business in British Columbia.

Futurpreneur provides aspiring entrepreneurs with everything they need to know about starting their own business.

Innovate BC is a one stop service centre to connect innovators — large and small — with BC government funding, tools, resources and support.

The Fraser Institute
The Fraser Institute is an independent non-partisan research and educational organization based in Canada that conducts peer-reviewed research into critical economic and public policy issues including taxation, government spending, health care, school performance, and trade.

BC Assessment
BC Assessment produces independent, uniform and efficient property assessments on an annual basis for all property owners in the province.

Business Development Bank of Canada
The Business Development Bank of Canada focuses on supporting small and medium-sized business at every stage of their growth.

Health Canada
Health Canada is the Federal department responsible for helping Canadians maintain and improve their health, while respecting individual choices and circumstances. This website contains a variety of health related information.

Canadian Food Inspection Agency
If your business involves food, animals, and/or plants you may want to check the Government of Canada’s regulations posted on this website.

Liquor Control and Licensing Branch
Liquor Control and Licensing Branch (LCLB) issues licences in B.C. for making and selling liquor (either by the glass or bottle) and supervises the service of liquor in licenced establishments.