Young Entrepreneurs: Business Planning and Financing

Small Business BC

We attended the Young Entrepreneurs: Business Planning and Financing seminar presented by Small Business BC. If you, or anyone you know, is interested in starting your own business, we highly recommend this seminar as the first step in the process.

This particular session consisted of three parts: Small Business BC, Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF), and Vancity Community Investment program.

The Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF) outlined their various programs and services, which includes mentoring programs, financing, resources, and much more. By the way, their age criteria for “youth” is up to the age  of 39!

Vancity gave a presentation on their Community Investment program, which offers micro loans to small businesses.

You will also learn about the wide-ranging services and resources offered by Small Business BC (eg $40 for a 30 minute session with a lawyer!).

To find out about this and other seminars through Small Business BC, check out their listings here.

Advisory Services

Business planning, import and export, market research and general business advisory services are offered by our in-house expert advisors.  Make an appointment today.

Registration Services

Need to register your company name or register your business for import/export? Let our business advisors guide you through the process make sure you get it right the first time.

Ask the Expert

Get the answers you need from the experts.  Whether you’re looking to improve your website, are confused about your taxes or would like legal advice on a business matter, find out when the next expert clinic is in session.

Books and Toolkits

From incorporating your company to employing your first employee, from creating a media and communications plan to starting business; Small Business BC has the toolkit for you.
In addition, the Small Business BC bookstore carries over 150 business titles which have been hand selected by our business advisors.

Recommended Products

Looking for a recommended supplier? Check out the special offers accessible to Small Business BC clients from big names such as Payfirma, Webnames and Go Forth along with local hero’s The Network Hub.

Free Resources & Tools

Check out our useful free business guides, checklists, tools and resources. Tools include the free to use Interactive Business Planner, brought to you by Business Plans Canada and Small Business BC.


Learn in a classroom environment with workshops and seminars offered in our Vancouver Education Centre, also through our video conference network throughout regional BC.


Thinking of booking a seminar, buying a book and booking an advisory service? Check out our packages to see if we can save you money by buying them all together.

Room Rentals

Looking for a downtown Vancouver meeting or conference room? Check out Small Business BC’s newly renovated meeting rooms which include video conferencing and teleconferencing technology.