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First-timers and Start-ups

Have a vision or idea about starting a business and feeling overwhelmed about how & where to start?

There’s a ton of websites and videos out there for the first-time business owner. Banks, governments and YouTube are all good places to search. If you are just starting out, here are two links to help focus your thinking.

Top 10 Mistakes New Business Owners Make

The best places to start getting info on planning and setting up your business ...

Small Business BC (SBBC) is British Columbia’s premiere resource centre for knowledge-based business products and services. You’ll find useful articles and resources, information about seminars & events, expert advice, and business “How-tos” and checklists.

One Stop BC Business Registry is truly a one stop service for all things related to registering your business name, GST, PST, company type and so much more. The service also has links to resources for importing/exporting, event liquor licensing and more . . .

The Essential Checklist for Starting a Business

Gabriola Island Chamber of Commerce

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#6 - 480 North Road
Gabriola BC V0R 1X0


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