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October 1, 2004

  Our Vancouver Small Business Centre is conveniently located at the Seabus/Skytrain Station!


Front Desk
Business Library
Market Research Services

Export Coaching
Victoria Connects
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601 West Cordova Street
Vancouver, British Columbia,
Canada V6B 1G1

Phone: (604) 775 5525
Toll Free in BC:

TTY: 711
(long distance charges accepted)

Fax: (604) 775-5520







Hours of Operation

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday:
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, Sunday:

Please note:
Hours of Operation starting
October 25:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday:
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, Sunday:



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or in BC 1 800 667-2272
Fax (604) 775-5520

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Front Desk

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 register your Proprietorship or Partnership at the Front Desk. Our One Stop Business Registration service is also available for use.

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.









BC: 1 800 667-2272

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Business Library

People who 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 regions.

The Society 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.











1 800 667-2272
Fax: (604)775-5520

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One-on-One Export Coaching
(by appointment only)

We are pleased to offer new and potential exporters the opportunity to meet with a member of the Business Service Society Export Team to discuss the export of your Canadian goods or services.

Prior to arranging a meeting, please fill out the following questionnaire and either email the contents or fax to 604-775-5520:

Client Questionnaire
(word document)
Client Questionnaire
(pdf document)

Alternatively, you may also request an appointment by telephoning our general number at 604-775-5525.

If you live outside of the lower mainland in BC, please call our toll free line at 1-800-667-2272 to arrange a consultation by telephone.


Victoria Connects
Suite G-7 Sussex Place,
1001 Douglas Street,
Victoria, BC,
Canada, V8W 2C5

Business Service Officer
(250) 384-1516

Fax: (250) 384-2590
email: victoriaconnects@bizvic.com

Diversification Officer
(250) 363 - 8078



Victoria Connects

Victoria 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 plan counselling.

Victoria 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.

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  Canada / British Columbia Business Services Society
601 W Cordova Street Vancouver BC Canada V6B 1G1
BC: 1 800 667-2272 Van: 604 775-5525