The Province, under the direction of the Minister of Jobs, Trade and Technology, established the Small Business Task Force (the Task Force) to listen to small businesses in order to better understand what government can do to help strengthen the sector.
Throughout June 2018, the Task Force hosted engagement sessions in seven communities across British Columbia, including Indigenous-focused sessions in three communities, and an online questionnaire to collect input from small businesses across the province.
As a result of the feedback, the Task Force summarized what they heard in an engagement summary paper which was open for comment for two weeks from the end of July to August 7, 2018 at 4pm.
All feedback from this public engagement will be used to develop a final report with recommendations to Minister of Jobs, Trade and Technology Bruce Ralston on ways to further strengthen the small business sector in B.C. in fall 2018.