3 Starting a Small Business in British Columbia Table of Contents Starting Your Small Business In British Columbia 1 Is Owning A Small Business For You? 2 Do You Need A Business Plan? 2 Do You Want to Operate as a Sole Proprietorship, Partnership or Corporation? 3 What About Financing? 4 Next Steps 5 Deciding On A Business Name 5 Using OneStop Business Registry to Register Your Business 6 Other Business Registrations 6 Other Business Considerations You May Need To Think About 10 Information Resources For The Small Business Owner 12 This Info-Guide is also available at the Small Business BC and OneStop Business Registry websites:
5 Starting a Small Business in British Columbia 1 In British Columbia there are more than 350,000 small businesses, and they are the biggest job creators in our economy. These small businesses represent 98 per cent of all businesses and employ almost one million British Columbians. Almost 36 per cent of small businesses in B.C. are owned and operated by women, the highest proportion in Canada. Starting your small business in British Columbia The government of British Columbia is working to create the economic climate that B.C. small businesses need to succeed. In partnership with Western Economic Diversification Canada, the Ministry of Small Business and Economic Development supports Small Business BC, the business information centre for entrepreneurs throughout the province. Small Business BC is a non-profit business resource centre that provides business information and tools such as: Business start-up and expansion information Online business planning tools and information guides Business planning advisory services Government Acts and regulations Exporting and importing resources Information about sources of financing Business research library Market research consultation Business seminars and workshops e-business solutions at ebusiness Connection - Regional access to business information resources
6 2 Starting a Small Business in British Columbia Visit Small Business BC Online at: By phone or fax Phone: or, in Vancouver Fax: In person: Suite 82, 601 West Cordova Street Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1G1 Is owning a small business for you? You need time, commitment, and basic business skills to run a small business. To assess your skills as an entrepreneur and work through some business basics including marketing, financing and planning, visit Do you need a business plan? A business plan is essential in making informed business decisions. Most lenders and investors will want to assess your business plan before deciding to fund your business. The Interactive Business Planner, available at ca/ibp, is an online tool to help you create a business plan. The planner walks you through the creation of a business plan and provides sample business plans.
7 Starting a Small Business in British Columbia 3 Another useful tool for creating a business plan is the guidebook Business Planning and Financial Forecasting. You can find it at If you have questions about your business plan contact the Business Plan Advisory Services, at Small Business BC. Do you want to operate as a sole proprietorship, partnership, or corporation? Selecting the right business structure a sole proprietorship, a general partnership, or a corporation (also known as a limited company) will depend on such things as tax considerations and personal liability for debts and obligations related to the business. To find out about the differences between a sole proprietorship and general partnership, go to the Corporate Registry website at gov.bc.ca/registries/corppg/crpartnership.htm. To find out information about becoming a corporation, go to the Corporate Registry website at crcompanies.htm. If you plan to incorporate your business, you may want to talk to a lawyer regarding the legal aspects of your business concept, and seek advice from an accountant on the financial implications of incorporation. Companies can now incorporate online using Corporate Online at www. corporateonline.gov.bc.ca. For information about incorporating a business, registering a sole proprietorship or partnership, registering an extra-provincial company, society and cooperative go to default.htm.
8 4 Starting a Small Business in British Columbia What about financing? Having enough money to cover business start-up costs and daily operating expenses is critical to the success of your business. If you don t have enough money for start-up through family, friends, personal or equity loans and lines of credit, you may need to consider outside sources of financing. For a comprehensive listing of government, private, and venture capital sources of financing, go to Industry Canada s Strategis site, also has extensive information on financing. Click on Business Support and Financing located on the left-column menu. In rural British Columbia, your local Community Futures Development Corporation (CFDC) is a good source of information about financing. Find your nearest CFDC at Banks and Credit Unions Financial institutions are another excellent source of information about financing your business. In addition to credit alternatives, they are able to provide you with information on products and services designed to help your business operate effectively. Investment Capital Programs The Ministry of Small Business and Economic Development offers programs to help small businesses gain access to capital, whether a business is just starting out or seeking expansion capital to compete in global markets. These programs offer investors, including employee investors, tax credits for making equity capital investments in qualifying small businesses. Visit or call for more information.
9 Starting a Small Business in British Columbia 5 Next steps Deciding on a business name The first step in the registration process is the approval of a business name. Business names must have both a descriptive and distinctive element. The name approval process cannot be completed online; however, Name Approval Request forms may be downloaded from the Ministry of Finance website, pdf, completed and mailed to the Corporate Registry. Forms are also available and may be completed at all OneStop kiosks. Small Business BC is a OneStop kiosk. To locate your nearest kiosk, go to or call Once your business name is approved, it is reserved for 56 calendar days. Within this 56-day period, you must register your business with the Corporate Registry. This is easy to do using OneStop Business Registry (see next section for details). Business owners who decide to establish a business in their own name, without adding any other words (i.e. and sons/daughters or and associates ), do not have to go through the Name Approval Request process, nor does their business have to be registered with the Corporate Registry. Please note: Sole proprietorship and partnership names have no statutory name protection. If name protection is important to you, you may wish to incorporate your business.
10 6 Starting a Small Business in British Columbia Whether or not you complete the name approval process, you may need to complete other registrations/applications. You can check with Small Business BC to find out if you need to register with other agencies such as Workers Compensation Board, Consumer Taxation for PST, Canada Revenue Agency for GST. Go to for further details. Using OneStop Business Registry to Register Your Business OneStop Business Registry has an easy-to-use online business registration service where you can quickly register your sole proprietorship or general partnership with the Corporate Registry. To use this online service or to find the locations of OneStop Business Registry kiosks throughout the province go to Companies can now incorporate online using Corporate Online at If you are incorporating a company, you will need to incorporate before you can complete other required registrations using OneStop Business Registry. For information on incorporations, go to Other business registrations You may also need to complete other provincial, federal or municipal registrations. If you don t know what other registrations you may need, check out the OneStop Business Registry website at www. bcbusinessregistry.ca, or call the OneStop Business Registry Help Desk for assistance by dialing Small Business BC can also assist you with information about other business registrations. Contact them at
11 Starting a Small Business in British Columbia 7 Business Address Change Service Enables federally and provincially incorporated British Columbia corporations to change a business physical and/or mailing address with one entry and to automatically notify participating federal, provincial and municipal agencies. OneStop Business Registry Services Available Internet from 2:00 AM to 11:00 PM, Pacific Time, Monday to Saturday, and 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM, Pacific Time, on Sundays. Business Registry kiosks are located conveniently throughout the province, with staff available to assist, if necessary, Monday to Friday, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. Check for the nearest location. Business Registry HelpDesk: call ; or in the Greater Victoria area, Help Desk hours are Monday to Friday, excluding statutory holidays, 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM, Pacific Time. The other registrations that you may need to complete using OneStop Business Registry include: Provincial Sales Tax (PST) & Hotel Room Tax (HRT) Provincial Sales Tax Many businesses operating in British Columbia must apply to the Consumer Taxation Branch for registration as a vendor under the Social Service Tax Act before commencing business. You must register as a vendor with the Consumer Taxation Branch if you engage in any of the business activities described in the Consumer Tax Bulletin SST 044 located at bulletins/sst_044.pdf.
12 8 Starting a Small Business in British Columbia Hotel Room Tax You should register for a Hotel Room Tax account if you make sales of taxable accommodation in British Columbia as described in the Consumer Tax Bulletin HRT 005 located at If you are unsure if you are required to register for either account, check directly with the Consumer Taxation Branch. In Vancouver, call In other parts of the province call or visit the Consumer Taxation website at: Workers Compensation Board of British Columbia (WCB) If you are hiring employees, or are incorporated, you will need to register with the Workers Compensation Board, also known as WorkSafe BC. As an employer you will need to review WCB regulations and may want to apply for Personal Optional Protection. Find out about your obligations from WCB s website at Canada Revenue Agency Business Number Account Goods and Services Tax (GST) Until you reach $30,000 in revenue in any four-quarter period, it is optional to register for the GST. This means that until your business has sales of $30,000 in any one-year period, you are not required to register for GST. Without a GST number, you are not able to charge GST nor are you able to receive an input tax credit for your GST expenses. For further information contact the Canada Revenue Agency by dialing (English), (French) or go to
13 Starting a Small Business in British Columbia 9 Canada Revenue Agency Business Number Account Payroll Deductions If you are hiring employees, you will need to register for a payroll deductions account in order to remit Income Tax, Canada Pension Plan (CPP) and Employment Insurance (EI) payments. Canada Revenue Agency Business Number Account Import/Export If you are a commercial importer/exporter you will need to register with the Canada Revenue Agency. If you are thinking of exporting and don t know where to start, visit Team Canada Inc s online resource for export information or check out the Interactive Export Planner at www. smallbusinessbc.ca/iep. If you are considering importing visit a gateway to a comprehensive range of resources designed to help both new and experienced importers with every stage of the import process. For export and import information describing regulations, funding, training courses, contacts, and market data, visit ca/trade. Municipal Business Licences You also need to check with the municipality/municipalities where your business operates to find out about obtaining a municipal business licence. For a listing of the municipalities you can register with using the OneStop Business Registry services, visit and click on Partners and then Municipalities in the left menu bar.
14 10 Starting a Small Business in British Columbia For municipalities not available through OneStop Business Registry: If your business is located in an incorporated municipality, contact the municipal business licence office to obtain a business licence and ensure you conform to land use and/or zoning bylaws. If your business is located in an unincorporated area of the province, check with your nearest Regional District. Other business considerations you may need to think about Income Tax If you conduct business as a proprietorship or partnership, you will need to report your share of gross and net profits (or losses) on your individual tax return (T1). For an incorporated company, file a corporation tax return (T2) within six months of the end of the corporation s fiscal period. For further information contact the Canada Revenue Agency at (English), (French) or visit their website at Labour Requirements If you are hiring employees, you should be aware of the current Employment Standards Act for British Columbia. Contact the Employment Standards Branch at or visit their website Questions regarding apprenticeship requirements for certain industries can be directed to the Industry Training Branch at or visit Business Records If you are operating a business or have self-employment income, you will need to set up an orderly record and accounting system as re-
15 Starting a Small Business in British Columbia 11 quired under various Acts. It is recommended you contact a qualified accountant to assist you with your business records and accounting system. You can find details and requirements for records retention at by entering records retention in the search box. British Columbia Statutes and Associated Regulations There may be additional regulations from the provincial and/or federal government that apply to your particular business. To check on this, call Small Business BC or visit their website at search. Enter the type of business you are intending to operate to find out what regulations may be relevant. British Columbia Statutes and associated regulations are located at or purchased through Crown Publications at Patents, Trademarks and Copyrights The Canadian Intellectual Property Office within the federal government has a series of guides containing information about patents, copyrights and trademarks. A Guide to Copyrights and click on Copyrights. A Guide to Patents and click on Patents. A Guide to Trademarks and click on Trademarks. Anything else? Now you know the start-up basics. It is wise to speak with a lawyer and accountant about legal and financial implications.
16 12 Starting a Small Business in British Columbia Information resources for the small business owner Connecting B.C. businesses to Olympic Opportunities - The 2010 Commerce Centre website is your portal to information sources and procurement opportunities related to the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Businesses large and small can benefit from the 2010 Winter Games - from supplying meals to building facilities. This website enables entrepreneurs to access timely, user-friendly resources such as self diagnostic tools, guidelines, calendar of events, workshops and notifications. Visit the site, bookmark it and sign up to receive the 2010 Commerce Centre newsletter. Aboriginal Entrepreneurs Aboriginal Business Service Network - or phone for a network of information and services for aboriginal business. - a website meeting place for B.C. s aboriginal entrepreneurs to assist in improving access to business information and services. You can also phone or First Citizens Fund - is dedicated to enhancing cultural, educational and economic development opportunities for aboriginal people in B.C. For information and local contact information about the Business Loan Program and Business Loan Aftercare Program go to bc.ca/fcfund.
17 Starting a Small Business in British Columbia 13 Community Futures Development Corporations (CFDCs) Call to find the CFDC nearest you. There are 33 individual CFDCs located throughout rural British Columbia and many are OneStop kiosk locations. In partnership with Western Economic Diversification Canada, CFDCs foster local entrepreneurship, promote, coordinate and implement a variety of development activities within their communities. The CFDCs offer a variety of entrepreneurial programs, business counseling, loan programs and business information to community members interested in starting or expanding their own businesses. Ministry of Small Business and Economic Development The Ministry of Small Business and Economic Development is the primary provincial agency responsible for programs dedicated to creating a strong provincial economy in British Columbia. Activities within the ministry are focused on building a competitive business environment that gives the private sector the confidence to invest, generate opportunities and create jobs throughout British Columbia. The ministry is committed to reducing and simplifying regulatory requirements and to providing entrepreneurs with one-stop access to business information. The ministry is also enhancing access to start-up capital through Investment Capital Programs and maximizing economic development opportunities related to the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.
18 14 Starting a Small Business in British Columbia Service BC Government Agents Call Enquiry BC to find your nearest location. Government Agents, located throughout the province, provide local access to government information, services and applications. Knowledgeable staff can answer your questions. Community Access Terminals are available to access government information and file applications over the Internet. Government Agent offices are also OneStop kiosk locations. Small Business BC Details about Small Business BC, British Columbia s leading source of business information and business tools for entrepreneurs throughout the province, are located in the introduction to this guide. Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD) WEST (9378) In Vancouver: WD promotes the development and diversification of the economy in Western Canada and advances the interests of the West in national economic policy. WD s programs and services support three strategic directions: Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Communities. WD supports the Western Canada Business Service Network which includes the Community Futures Development Corporations, the Women s Enterprise Society of B.C., the Francophone Economic Development Organization and Small Business BC.
19 Starting a Small Business in British Columbia 15 Women Entrepreneurs Women s Enterprise Society of British Columbia (WESBC) Tel: WESBC is committed to establishing and growing women-owned and controlled businesses in B.C. The organization provides loans, counseling, mentorship and programs to women entrepreneurs. It operates a virtual training program ( that provides training on a variety of topics to meet the diverse needs of women entrepreneurs. Young Entrepreneurs Association (YEA) Tel: YEA connects young entrepreneurs with each other both physically and via the Internet. YEA is a volunteer-driven non-profit organization with a mandate to support young people in business.
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