Explore Vancouver: The 3 best new business resources in Vancouver
There is a reason that the slogan for Tourism BC is “You Gotta Be Here.” If you are one of the many who has spent a few vacations in Vancouver and decided that this is the place you’d like to put down roots, you aren’t alone. Business in Vancouver is booming, and there has never been a better time to start up your new venture right in our growing city.
Although it is exciting to launch a business, it can also be a stressful trying to sort through all of the information that you need for business names, proper licenses, and even office space. Explore Vancouver has cut through the red tape for you, and come up with the top three best resources that can help entrepreneurs start up a businesses in Vancouver.
According to Small Business BC there were over 55,000 businesses registered across British Columbia in 2010. Technology firms, restaurants, and retail boutiques are all setting up shop, and as they do, they are turning to Small Business BC for information and assistance. Small Business BC is located in ‘The Station’, where the Waterfront SkyTrain, the West Coast Express, and the Seabus meet up. But you don’t have to make the trek out to get the information you need. Small Business BC’s website is full of articles, services, and event listings, providing you with everything you need right at your fingertips. Visit them at Small Business BC or follow their Twitter stream for info packed tweets.
If your goal is to launch an Internet startup, you’ve come to the right city. Look no further than Bootup Entrepreneurial Society, a non-profit organization that was created to assist growing Internet based companies. From the very first niggle of an idea to the moment when you turn commercial, Bootup provides community and mentorship along the way. Check them out at Bootup.ca or @bootup on Twitter.
You need space to grow a business, but if you have your eye on the bottom line you know that it can be difficult to spend cash on a dedicated office environment. Luckily, you don’t have to go into debt to obtain office space in Vancouver. Consider co-working at The Networking Hub, a daily, weekly, or monthly for lease office that allows you to rent space when you need it. Check out their website for rate specials or follow them on Twitter.
Starting a new business in Vancouver can be an invigorating experience, and you can save time and stress by checking out our top 3 business resources on the web and on Twitter. Keep ahead of the game, so you can spend more time enjoying Beautiful BC.