Resources & Support
There are many organizations, programs and services to support business.
LOCAL BUSINESS RESOURCES
Business Link - Crime prevention safety site audit/report
The Business Link Program aims to assist local businesses in the prevention and reduction of crime. We provide prevention information and tools to businesses with walk-in clientele (retail, financial institutions, hotels, restaurants, etc).
By participating in this program, you will be eligible for a Crime Prevention safety site audit/report (CPTED) for the interior and exterior of your premise (by appointment). We also provide info/training sessions (robbery, retail theft, counterfeit, etc…) for you and your staff.
Through Business Link, you will receive email alerts for suspicious activity and photos of persons of interest related to recent criminal activity.
Squamish Community Policing Office
38030 Cleveland Ave Squamish | 604.892.9213
Community Futures Development Corporation of Howe Sound
Community Futures offers business counseling and advisory services, business plan assistance, and small business loans.
Training Innovations provides community-based employment services that help people achieve their work goals, manage their careers and succeed in the workplace.
Squamish Chamber of Commerce
The Squamish Chamber of Commerce supports local business by offering networking opportunities, member service benefits, website exposure, education, lobbying, advertising and promotional programs.
Downtown Squamish Business Improvement Association
The DSBIA is the collective voice of downtown businesses working together to establish Downtown Squamish as a unique destination attraction and source of community pride through the creation of improvement and beautification projects, and entertainment, sports and cultural activities.
Tourism Squamish is a destination marketing organization representing the tourism industry in Squamish. The organization markets tourism products for Squamish.
Inside Edge is a business group with the vision to diversify the Sea to Sky corridor into a prosperous network of industry professionals providing the community and Province with excellence in technology, design and new media.
PROVINCIAL BUSINESS RESOURCES
Small Business BC
Small Business BC is your one stop shop for business information. Whether you are starting, growing, or exiting a business, this organization can assist with advice and education.
Women's Enterprise Centre
The Women’s Enterprise Centre is BC’s leading resource for women entrepreneurs offering skills development, business loans, free business guidance, business resources, mentoring, networking and events.
BC Government Agent
The Service BC website is your one stop shop for Provincial related regulations, registries, authorities, bids, permits, and licensing.
BC Stats is your complete resource for statistics, facts and profiles on British Columbia’s people, economy and environment.
FEDERAL BUSINESS RESOURCES
Business Development Bank of Canada
Statistics Canada is your complete resource for statistics, facts and profiles on Canada's people, economy and environment.
Industry Canada is the complete resource for Canadian industry specific information.
Canadian Youth Business Foundation
CYBF offers entrepreneurs aged 18-39 an array of services that are built around the ‘life cycle’ of a young entrepreneur, helping to ensure the success of every new start-up.