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Grow Your Business Online:
In the digital age, it's crucial for consumer-facing businesses to develop and implement e-commerce capabilities to remain competitive. Here's some resources to help businesses grow into the digital age:
- Canadian Digital Adoption Program
How Canadians do business has changed. To stay competitive and grow, small and medium-sized businesses need to adopt new digital tools.
In Budget 2021, the Government of Canada announced the $4 billion Canada Digital Adoption Program (CDAP) to help get your business online, give your e-commerce presence a boost or help digitalize your business's operations.
CDAP provides funding and support to businesses, as well as training and work opportunities for young Canadians.
- BC Marketplace
Small Business BC created this initiative to support and increase sales to local businesses across BC. The platform is free to use for the customer and business owner and provides an opportunity for BC consumers to find product and service providers closer to home and put money back into the local BC economy.
- Tourism Digital Academy -- Free Online Course from Destination BC for tourism operators (SPRING INTAKE CURRENTLY FULL)
The Tourism Digital Academy is a free, 8-week digital marketing program for BC tourism businesses who are interested in building their knowledge and skills in digital marketing to an intermediate level.
Designed for business owners or their marketing team members, this comprehensive program is focused on providing practical, actionable guidance to complete your digital marketing plan. From setting your goals, to building a better understanding of SEO, website usability, content, email marketing, analytics and more – you’ll leave the program with the confidence and knowledge to put that plan into action.
Join the Love Northern BC Community!
Creating a professional, creative and engaging online presence is one of the best ways to connect with new customers. If you are the owner of an independent, non-franchise business in any of our participating communities we welcome your application to join Love Northern BC.
For a one-time investment of $100 you will receive your customized online profile that includes a professional photography session and written profile and user-friendly promotional tools.
Other Business Resources:
- BC Ambulance Job Opportunities
- BC Chamber of Commerce
- BC Corporate Registries
- BC Ministry of Labour
- BC Ministry of Small Business and Revenue, PST
- BC Statistics
- Better Business Bureau
- Business Improvement Area of British Columbia
- Canada’s Business and Consumer Site
- Canada Revenue, GST
- Energy Efficiency for Small Business
- Northern Health
- Industry Canada
- Ministry of Small Business and Economic Development
- One Stop Business Registration
- Society of Composers, Authors, and Music Publications of Canada
- Starting a Business in British Columbia - Comprehensive Instructions
- Western Economic Diversification Canada