Starting your Business

It all starts with an idea. Whether you’ve dreamed up a lucrative dog-walking business with your best friend, or you’ve decided that your culinary skills should be unleashed upon the world, you’ve had a lightbulb moment that has effectively kick-started your entrepreneurial career.

But where do you go from there?

Starting a small business can be frightening. Investing such a large amount of time, energy, and money into one single venture puts you in a rather vulnerable position. That being said, business legend Andrew Carnegie once advised a class of college students to “put all of [their] eggs in one basket, and then watch that basket.” This is what business ownership is all about, after all. If you watch that basket of time, energy, and money carefully enough, you’ll get to be your own boss, set your own hours, and make a living providing your community with a product that you’re passionate about.

The choice from here is yours. If you choose to follow through with that lightbulb moment, our business resources are here to help you on your path towards entrepreneurship. This section, in particular, covers some of the important aspects of starting your business. If what you need to know is not covered on our website, please refer to our page of accredited resources found here for links to Canadian small business resource websites to find more information.

Want a quick page to reference as you go? Check out Small Business BC’s Starting a Business Checklist.

Starting a business in Coquitlam? Find more resources at the Business LinQ.

Starting a business in Port Coquitlam? Find more resources at the BizHub.