You can receive
information and assistance for your existing or future
business, in person or by telephone.
If you wish
to visit our Small Business Center in Vancouver, the
Society's Business Service Officers are ready to assist
you with your business enquiries. The Officers are connected
to a network of provincial, federal and private sector
officials in ministries, departments and agencies that
deal with business.
You can use
the Society's services 24 hours a day by telephone.
An interactive voice recording with answers to the most
often asked questions is available. During business
hours you can transfer to a Business Service Officer
at any time. An assortment of helpful business publications
are available for free and for purchase.
are thinking of starting a business, or require information
for their existing small business can usually find the
answers they want in the Society's Library. The Library
contains hundreds of "how to" publications
on almost any area of small business operations.
It is also
a great source for lists of BC manufacturers, suppliers,
distributors and retailers. As well, there is an abundance
of material on most of BC's industries and geographic
has eight public access computers which offer internet
access, information on country and market information,
government procurement opportunities, and a variety
of sector specific directories.
Connects will assist in all aspects of the creation
or expansion of a small business in the region, from
Corporate Name Registration and One Stop Business Registration
(OSBR), to available programs and services, and business
Connects has a significant reference library, and there
is public access internet terminals for business use.
Clients can access Victoria Connects by telephone, fax,
email or by just walking in the front door.
/ British Columbia Business Services Society
601 W Cordova Street Vancouver BC Canada V6B 1G1
BC: 1 800 667-2272 Van: 604 775-5525