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A practical guide to market research to help you make better decisions (Business Development Bank of Canada)

The BC Government has released a new online guide to make it easier to start a restaurant in BC

Business Start-Up Check List

Thinking of starting a business in BC but not sure where to start? Some resources to guide you.

Canada Business Network: Starting a business in Canada? See what startup grants are available to you here.

Canada Revenue Information for Business Start Ups

Whether you are a tax professional or starting your own business, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has a series of online tax information videos for businesses that can help you during tax-filing season and throughout the year. The following tax information video gives new employers an overview of the filing requirements for T4 and T4A information returns, slips and summaries: Video series – Preparing T4 and T4A Information Returns–Slips and Summaries.

The CRA’s online services make handling your business tax matters fast, easy, and secure. For your one-stop shop for electronic services with the CRA, go to

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