Funding for Aboriginal entrepreneurs, communities and organizations.
The national Procurement Strategy helps Aboriginal businesses do more contracting with government.
The Aboriginal Business and Community Development Centre (ABDC) is a results-oriented team of professionals working together in unity to provide a full spectrum of culturally, client-sensitive, business and economic development services to assist Aboriginal individuals, organizations and communities to achieve their full potential.
The BC Food Processors Association is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to representing all segments of the food, beverage, and natural health products processing industry.
The Canadian Bankers Association (CBA) is one of Canada's oldest business associations. The CBA provides its members with information, research and operational support, and contributes to the development of public policy on issues that affect financial institutions.
ENP provides grants and resources to non-profit organizations for technical assistance with business development. The ENP funding program provides matching grants of up to $10,000 to non-profit organizations in BC that are interested in starting or expanding a business.
The Farm Debt Mediation Service offers financial counselling and mediation services to farmers who are having difficulties meeting their financial obligations. It is a free and voluntary service for both producers and for creditor(s). The service helps bring producers and their creditor(s) together with a mediator in a neutral forum to reach a mutually acceptable solution.
Growing Forward 2 is a five-year federal-provincial-territorial policy framework for Canada's agriculture and agrifood sector. It is the basis for coordinated, cost-shared programs to help the sector become more competitive and innovative.
In British Columbia, the federal and provincial governments will invest an estimated $427 million in Growing Forward 2 from 2013-2018.
Industry Canada's Canadian Company Capabilities help businesses to find companies that can supply the goods, services, and technology they need.
The Innovation Central Society serves North Central British Columbia's technological ventures with resources and professional expertise to develop innovative ideas into successful business ventures.
The Canadian Society for Social Development (CSSD) develops and delivers business start-up and web technology training to people who face challenges with employment. The training is delivered through their program websites which delivers a self-paced, supportive learning environment.
The New Relationship Trust (NRT) is an independent non-profit organization that is dedicated to strengthening the First Nations in British Columbia through capacity building. NRT invests in First Nations by supporting them in five key capacity areas: governance, education, language & culture, youth & Elders, and economic development.
Opportunities BC is an online searchable database of business and project opportunities within British Columbia that are suitable for investment.
The Quesnel Community Economic Development Corporation provides assistance to local non-profit groups in finding and writing grants for their projects.
The Quesnel Community Foundation gives grants to charitable community groups using the interest earned from a permanent endowment fund. Funded activities provide a direct service to the community, or take an innovative approach to addressing changing needs and concerns within the North Cariboo region. Letters of intent are due in early January of each year.
Small Business BC has collected a great list of articles - all to do with the legal requirements filed under starting a business.
The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service features a step-by-step guide to exporting, which helps business owners learn about the world marketplace and how your company can do business with other countries.
The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service's guide to exporting to the United States provides help with analyzing US markets and their characteristics; the effects of NAFTA on Canadian exporters; financing your exports to the US; managing cross-border travel; border security and its effects on Canadian exporters; and US customs procedures and regulations.
An easy to understand guide on the guidelines of Provincial Sales Tax.