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Getting a Business Started

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Starting a business takes vision, passion and most importantly, a plan. There are many resources that can help you start your business in Surrey.

BizPaL is a tool that can help you start your business by offering a customized list of permits and licenses you may require from all levels of government to operate or start your business. Know which permits you will need for local, provincial and federal governments just by answering a few simple and generic questions.

Canada Business provides a wide range of information on government services, programs, and regulations related to existing and future entrepreneurs.

Small Business BC is another resource that provides entrepreneurs access to products and services assisting in starting a successful business.

One Stop Business Registry is your 1-stop shop for getting information on the types of business structure, name approval and registering your business. 

The Self-Employment and Entrepreneur Development Society (SEEDS) offers resource services where you can do the most commonly required business registrations and transactions such as name registry and approval.

Surrey Board of Trade Business Resource Centre assists in business name approvals and business registration.

Ministry of Small Business, Technology and Economic Development provides links to resources to start your business and has translated the Small Business Guides in various languages like Punjabi, Tagalog, Korean and others.