Resources & Support

There are many organizations, programs and services to support business.


Community Futures Development Corporation of Howe Sound

Community Futures offers business counseling and advisory services, business plan assistance, and small business loans.

Training Innovations

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

Tourism Squamish is a destination marketing organization representing the tourism industry in Squamish. The organization markets tourism products for Squamish.


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

BC Stats is your complete resource for statistics, facts and profiles on British Columbia’s people, economy and environment.

BC Securities Commission

If you intend to raise money directly from investors, the British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC) wants you to know how to do it right. The BCSC is the provincial government agency responsible for regulating capital raising, securities trading, and investor protection.  The BCSC’s “For Companies” section on its website will help get you started, and a call to BCSC Inquiries at any point along the way can save you from making costly mistakes. To find out more about capital raising in British Columbia visit


Business Development Bank of Canada

Canada’s business development bank and the only financial institution dedicated exclusively to entrepreneurs.

Statistics Canada

Statistics Canada is your complete resource for statistics, facts and profiles on Canada's people, economy and environment. 

Industry Canada

Industry Canada is the complete resource for Canadian industry specific information.

Futurpreneur Canada

Futurpreneur Canada 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.