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Find the Permits and Licences you Need for your Business
BizPaL helps you find the permits and licences you may require when starting and/or operating your business. Filter permits based on your location, industry, and business activities and save the ones that apply to your situation.
Government Business Guides
Did you know that BC has the most small businesses per capital than any other province or territory? The Government of BC produces several business guides and reports. Topics include: small business resources, starting a small business, importing and exporting, doing business with the government and the BC Jobs plan.
The Surrey Board of Trade has released Pandemic Preparedness Guides (also to be used as Business Emergency Continuity Guides).
As part of Canada’s business community, the Surrey Board of Trade has released the ‘Business Continuity and Recovery Planning Guide’ as well as the ‘Crisis Communications Planning Guide’.
Emergency Response Toolkit
The Surrey Board of Trade, in partnership with WorkSafeBC, has created and launched an Emergency Response Toolkit for Business. Emergencies and disasters can occur at any time without warning. The more you are prepared for them, the better you will be able to act, minimizing panic and confusion when an emergency occurs. Additional information and training for your company’s emergency response teams is available through the Care Institute of Safety & Health Inc.
- New Business Checklist
- Business Plan Format Guideline
- Business Plan Template
- Cash Flow Statement Template
- City of Surrey
- Surrey Libraries
- BC Business Registry
- Corporate Online
- Western Economic Diversification Canada
- Small Business BC
- Government of BC
- BC Ministry of Finance
- Vancouver Job Shop
- Canada Business Network
- Women’s Enterprise Centre
- Sauder Management Consulting Club, UBC
The Benefits of Trademark Protection – FASKEN