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Managing a business
With the many steps and processes associated with business management, the following will guide you in the right direction managing your business in British Columbia.
The Small Business Branch aims to support a growing small business sector that contributes to a strong, sustainable provincial economy through the development of programs, initiatives and resources designed to break down barriers to doing business in British Columbia.
As part of growing your business, you may be considering exporting, importing and investing. Find out what this means for you and your business.
Security services help keep British Columbians safe from harm. The province regulates and licenses security services industries to ensure they operate under the highest standards of conduct and accountability.
Liquor and cannabis regulation
The Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch (LCRB) oversees liquor and non-medical cannabis regulations. These are the rules and laws that govern B.C.’s private retail sale of liquor and non-medical cannabis.
The Province of British Columbia introduced the Pill Press and Related Equipment Control Act to fight against the illegal production of counterfeit pills, particularly those containing opioids, and to help keep them off the streets.
Companies that are incorporated in B.C. are governed by the Business Corporations Act. Watch this space to learn about updates to the Act and regulations and other helpful information for B.C. companies.
Cooperative Association Act Review
Cooperative associations (or “co-ops”) are corporations owned by the people who use and benefit from them. Learn more about them here.