Using this site is a great start, but your journey should not end here. There’s a lot of other resources that can help your business start, grow and prosper and we encourage you to draw on their expertise. Provided below are the details of some of these organizations, including us!
We're a bank for entrepreneurs. Community Futures provides a wide array of financial and advisory services. Our entire mission is based on making business owners successful. When compared to traditional lenders, studies show the businesses of our clients grow faster and last longer. We help you plan your business, coach you along the way, provide flexible financing options and, most importantly, share the risk. Three years down the road when you still have questions, we're here for you. In the last five years, we helped over 70 local businesses become established and grow. Learn more
Prince Rupert and District Chamber of Commerce
The Prince Rupert and District Chamber of Commerce is a not-for-profit organization helping promote your business and raise your profile in the area of Prince Rupert, Port Edward and neighbouring communities. As the voice of business in the area, we represent businesses spanning a variety of industries, specialties and interests. With nearly 300 members, our Chamber membership includes our community’s biggest employers, small and medium size businesses as well as home-based entrepreneurs, non-profits and more. Learn more
Love Prince Rupert
Love Prince Rupert is a movement connecting people with the independent shops and services that are the heart of their communities. Keeping your dollars circulating locally is key to the economic health of your community. For every $100 that you spend locally, up to $48 stays in your community, as compared to just $14 when you shop at a big box or chain store. Shifting your spending to funnel more dollars into local businesses can pave way for growth, new jobs, a thriving economy, and keeps creative people in your community. Learn more
Small Business BC
Small Business BC is British Columbia’s premiere resource centre for knowledge-based business products and services.
Its core activities are supported by funds from Western Economic Diversification Canada and the Ministry of Small Business, Red Tape Reduction and Responsible for the Liquor Distribution Branch. Through its ongoing operations and public and private sector partnerships with organizations like WorkSafeBC, Small Business BC is able to offer additional products and services to the small business community.
Small Business BC’s innovative approach and programs have been recognized by several national and international awards, solidifying our reputation as an exceptional business resource. Learn more
BC Government, Employment, Business & Economic Development
Economic growth and diversification benefits regions, communities, industries and families across B.C. Use tools and resources and connect with services to support job creation and growth.
Already a business owner and looking for opportunities for growth? Or thinking of starting a small business but not sure where to start? Regardless of your stage in business, the listed resources will help guide you in the right direction. Learn more
Trade and Invest British Columbia
Trade and Invest BC works with internation enterprises to help them build strong links to the resources, skills and businesses that make British Columbia an attractive place to work and invest. Learn more
Canada Business Network
Canada Business Network provides a comprehensive list of government and private sector sources of financing Learn more