Help B.C. maintain a healthy small business environment, create good jobs and grow a sustainable economy for everyone.
The Province, under the direction of the Minister of Jobs, Trade and Technology, has established the Small Business Task Force (the Task Force) to listen to small businesses to better understand what government can do to help strengthen the sector.
A strong and prosperous small business sector is the backbone of every community in every region of British Columbia. Of all the businesses operating in the province, 98% are considered to be small businesses, meaning they have fewer than 50 employees. Together, these businesses provide employment for more than one million British Columbians.
The Task Force is seeking input from small business owners throughout the province to better understand potential barriers to success, opportunities for growth and actions that should be considered by government.
Phase 1 of this engagement will run throughout the month of June. During this time feedback will be gathered through an online questionnaire and stakeholder meetings. Phase 2 will take place in late-July, providing the public with the opportunity to comment on the Small Business Task Force’s engagement summary paper, which will summarize what was heard from the public in Phase 1 and be posted to this website.
The feedback from this public engagement will be used by the Task Force to develop a final report that will identify priorities and provide recommendations to government on ways to further strengthen the small business sector in B.C.
Phase 1 of this public engagement is open from June 1 to 29 at 4 p.m.