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OneStop Business Registration

If you are starting a new business, you can use the provincial government’s OneStop Business Registration service is for you. This service was developed by the BC government to make it easier to register a business in British Columbia.

This service can be used by:

  • Sole Proprietorships
  • Corporations
  • Incorporated Societies
  • Partnership
  • Co-operatives
  • Associations

You can use this service to:

  • Instantly register your sole proprietorship or general partnership with the BC Corporate Registry (Note: This registration requires pre-approval of your business name. Forms can be obtained at Community Futures or the Government Agent Office)
  • Register as a vendor for the provincial sales tax with the BC Consumer Taxation Branch
  • Register as an employer with the Workers' Compensation Board of BC
  • Apply for personal optional protection with Workers' Compensation Board of BC
  • Apply for a business number account with the Canada Customs and Revenue Agency for GST, payroll deductions, corporate income tax, and import/export account.
  • Apply for one or more municipal business licenses with participating municipalities

Click the OneStop Business Registration button to get started!


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Business Resource Library

Aboriginal

  • Aboriginal Issues Today
  • ​Aboriginal Tourism Markets

Accounting

  • Accounting for Dummies
  • Accounting for Small Business
  • ACCPAC Plus
  • Basic Accounting for the Small Business
  • Canadian Home Business Guide to Taxes
  • Collect Those Debts
  • Financial Information
  • Profit Forecasting
  • The Complete Idiot's Guide to Finance and Accounting

Advertising/Marketing

  • 1001 Ways to Market Yourself & Your Small Business
  • 101 Big Ideas
  • 301 Do-It-Yourself Marketing Ideas
  • Battles of a Marketing Warrior
  • Brand Slam
  • Business by Referral
  • Catalogue Copy that Sizzles
  • Getting Publicity
  • Goods! Battles of a Marketing Warrior
  • Guerrilla Marketing Attack
  • Guerrilla Marketing for the Home-Based Business
  • Look Before You Leap Market Research
  • Market Oriented Pricing Strategies for Management
  • Marketing Minds
  • Marketing Myths That are Killing Business
  • Marketing Your Consulting Service
  • Marketing Your Product
  • Marketing Your Service
  • Network Marketing for Dummies
  • Secrets of Power Marketing
  • Seminars to Build your Business
  • Small Business Marketing for Dummies
  • Successful Marketing Research
  • The Advertising Handbook
  • The Anatomy of Buzz
  • The Complete Guide to Publicity
  • The Creative Edge
  • Fall of Advertising & the Rise of PR
  • The Guerrilla Marketing Handbook
  • The Marketing Planning Guide 5TH Edition
  • The One-Day Marketing Plan
  • The Power of Exhibit Marketing
  • Understanding and Designing Marketing Research
  • Why We Buy Science of Shopping
  • World Wide Web Marketing

Artisans

  • Art, the Art Community, and the Law

Audio

  • Making Trade Shows Work
  • One Minute Manager
  • Power Talk
  • Relationship Strategies
  • Successful Essentials

Bed & Breakfast

  • How to Start and Operate Your Own Bed-and-Breakfast
  • Running a Bed & Breakfast for Dummies
  • Start and Run a Bed & Breakfast
  • Start Your Own Bed & Breakfast

Business Management Industrial

  • A Passion for Excellence
  • In Search of Excellence
  • Success in the works - A Policy Paper
  • Techno Trends

Business Plans/Proposals/Newsletters

  • Business Plans for Dummies
  • Developing a Personnel Manual
  • Preparing a Successful Business Plan
  • Proposal Writing
  • Total Business Planning
  • Winning Proposals
  • Your Business Definition

Business Forms

  • Commercial Lease & Sublease

Business Management

  • 13 Fatal Errors Managers Make
  • 180+ Ways to Cut Business Costs
  • Assistance to Business in Canada
  • BC Business Associations Directory
  • BC Manufacturers Directory 2001
  • BC Population Forecast 1987-2011
  • Big Ideas for Growing Your Small Business
  • Building abroad
  • Business Associations Serving BC 2000-01
  • Business Etiquette
  • Business for Beginners
  • Don't Get Caught in Risky Business
  • Guide to Government of Canada Services & Support in BC
  • Help Wanted-The Complete Guide to Human Resources
  • Home Inc.
  • If It Ain't Broke...BREAK IT!
  • Learning & Work the Way Ahead for BC
  • Low-Risk Franchising
  • Mail-Order Success Stories
  • Make Sure it's Deductible
  • Managing for the Future
  • Minding Your Own Business
  • Newcomers Guide to Resources & Services in BC
  • Quality is Free
  • Report - BC Task Force of Bank Mergers
  • Small Business Guide to Federal Incorporation
  • Small Business in Canada: Competing through Growth
  • Standard Legal Forms & Agreements
  • Success in the Works - A Policy Paper
  • Success in the Works: Profile of Canada's emerging...
  • The Complete Canadian Small Business Guide
  • The Entrepreneur s Guide to Growing Up
  • The First Book of Common-Sense
  • The Joy of NOT Knowing it All
  • Tips for Tough Times
  • Turnaround!
  • Up Against the Wal-Marts
  • What No One Tells About Starting Business
  • Wired for Small Business
  • Your Guide to Government of Canada Services & Support

Business Trends

  • Boom, Bust & Echo
  • Bulldog Spirit of the New Entrepreneur
  • Business 2010
  • Clicking
  • Demography of Rural & Small Town Canada
  • Post 2000, Business Wisdom for the
  • Practical Intuition for Success
  • Pushing the Envelope All the Way to the Top
  • Shakedown How the New Economy is Changing
  • The End of work
  • Work Futures - BC Occupational Outlooks
  • Work Futures - BC 2000 Edition

Computers/Internet

  • 101 Businesses You Can Start From Home
  • 1001 Ways to Promote Your Web Site
  • B2B How to build a profitable E-commerce strategy
  • branding@thedigitalage
  • Business @ the Speed of Thought
  • Canadian Internet Directory & Research Guide
  • Complete Idiot's Guide for Computer Basics
  • Computer Crisis 2000
  • Computers Simplified
  • Creating Web Pages for Dummies
  • Cyber Law Canada
  • Digital Capital
  • Doing Big Business on the Internet
  • eBay The Smart Way
  • eBusiness - A Beginner's Guide
  • E-Commerce For The Unfunded
  • Finding the ebusiness in Your Business
  • From Bricks to Clicks
  • Futurize Your Enterprise
  • Getting Results with Microsoft Office 97
  • Getting Started in Internet Auctions
  • Internet Directory for Dummies
  • Internet Searching for Dummies
  • Internet Skills
  • Making Money in Cyberspace
  • Microsoft MS-DOS 5.0
  • Microsoft Outlook 97
  • Microsoft Publisher 97 Companion
  • Microsoft Publisher for Dummies
  • Office 97
  • One to One B2B
  • Online Marketing
  • Selling Online
  • Small Business Online
  • Starting an eBay Business for Dummies
  • Starting an Online Business for Dummies
  • The Canadian Business Guide to Using the Internet
  • The Cluetrain Manifesto
  • The Everything Online Business Book
  • The Internet for Canadians for Dummies
  • The Internet for Dummies
  • The Non-Profit Guide to the Internet
  • Winning Web Sites
  • Word Perfect Workbook for IBM PC's
  • Word 97 for the Windows for Dummies
  • Writing for the Web

Consulting

  • Consulting for Dummies
  • Consulting for Success
  • Effective Presentation Skills
  • The Concise Guide to Becoming an
  • Independent Consultant

Communication Skills

  • Body Language in the Workplace
  • Chairing a Meeting with Confidence
  • How to Interview
  • Negotiating for Dummies
  • Why Didn't You Say That in the First Place

Contracts

  • Bidding for Contractors
  • Getting Started in Sales Consulting
  • The Contract and Fee-Setting Guide

Copyrights/Patents/Trade-marks

  • A Guide to Copyrights
  • A Guide to Industrial Designs
  • A Guide to Patents
  • A Guide to Trademarks
  • Can You Make Money with Your Idea
  • Patent Your Own Invention in Canada

Customer Service

  • 301 Great Customer Service Ideas
  • 50 Powerful Ways to Win New Customers
  • Customers for Life
  • Keeping Customers Happy
  • What to Say When Your Customers Won't Pay
  • Environmental Careers
  • Envirocareers KIT
  • Exporting/Importing
  • Canada's Trade offices abroad 98/ 99
  • Canadian/ US Free Trade agreement: tariff US
  • Canadian/ US Free Trade agreement: tariff CANADA
  • Distribution Companies at your Service
  • Getting Ready for Export
  • The Canada/ US Free Trade Agreement

Funding & Assistance Programs

  • CED & Social Development Funding Programs

Insurance

  • Insuring Business Risks in Canada

Investments

  • The Death of Politics

Lease Commercial

  • Negotiate Your Commercial Lease

Legal

  • BC Egg Marketing Board
  • Canadian Copyright Law
  • Canadian Legal guide for Small Business
  • Incorporation and Business Guide for BC
  • Standard Legal Forms & Agreements for Canadian Business
  • The GigaLaw Guide to Internet Law

Networking

  • Dig Your Well Before You're Thirsty
  • Make Your Contacts Count

Personal/Professional Development

  • Activation
  • At the controls
  • Be Your Own Home Contractor
  • Canada's Best Careers Guide
  • Career Intelligence
  • Getting Back to Work
  • How to Get a Job
  • How to Make Outrageously Great Tips
  • Job Hunting for Dummies
  • Live the Life You Love
  • Relationship Selling
  • Self-Employment: Is It For Me?
  • The Best Home Business for the 90's
  • The Canadian Job Directory
  • The New Quick Job-Hunting Map
  • The Plague of the Black Debt
  • The Ultimate NO B.S. Business Success Book
  • The Way of the Guerrilla
  • Top Employers
  • What Color is Your Parachute
  • Where the Jobs Are
  • Working Harder Isn't Working
  • The Beermat Entrepreneur

Project Analysis

  • There Are No Mysteries in Project Analysis

Retailer

  • Cut Your Losses

Sales

  • 1999 BC Tradeshow & Exhibition Directory
  • BC Marketing Board
  • Closing Techniques
  • Double Your Profits
  • Guerrilla Trade Show Selling
  • How You Too Can Make At Least 1 Million
  • New Sales Speak
  • Pure Selling - the Basics
  • Selling for Dummies
  • Selling the Wheel
  • Succeed & Grow rich Through Persuasion
  • Visual Merchandising
  • Start Up
  • Building a Dream
  • Business for Beginners
  • Getting into Business Guides
  • Growing a Business
  • Guerrilla Financing
  • How to Research Almost Anything.
  • Incorporation & Business Guide for BC
  • Kick Start your Dream Business
  • Smart Guide to Starting a Small Business
  • Starting a Successful Business
  • Steps to Starting & Running a Successful Business
  • Where to Go When the Bank Says No
  • The E Myth

Start & Run a ...

  • 2nd Hand Store
  • Child Care Facility
  • Coffee Bar
  • Consulting Business
  • Desktop Publishing business
  • Gift Basket Business
  • Home Based Business
  • Home Cleaning Business
  • Home Day Care
  • Office Service
  • Restaurant
  • Retail Business
  • Start and Run a Profitable Retail
  • Business
  • Student Run Business
  • Tour Guiding Business

Time Management

  • Time Management for Dummies
  • Managing Workplace Chaos
  • Order from Chaos

Tourism

  • Certified Tour Professional Workbook
  • Conducting Tours
  • Destination North America
  • Eco-Tourism Tour Operator
  • Packaging BC's Tourism Industry (a manual)
  • Dynamics of Tour Guiding
  • Planning Canadian Campgrounds
  • Tourism B.C. Program Guide
  • Tourism Directory Education programs
  • Tourism the Professional Challenge

Women

  • Beneath the Veneer (Volumes 1,2,3 & 4)
  • Health Strategies for Working Women
  • Leadership Skills for Women
  • Mompreneurs Step-by-Step Guide for Working at Home
  • Wear Clean Underwear

Writing

  • Business Letters Made Simple
  • Writing Magazines & Newspaper Articles

Youth

  • 50 Great Businesses for Teens
  • A guide for the Young Entrepreneur
  • Generation Inc.
  • Hire Power Job guide for Young Canadians
  • The Young Entrepreneur's Guide to Starting and Running a Business
  • Work scene BC Work Futures for Youth
  • Youth Link

Miscellaneous

  • Assistance to Business in Canada ABC 1987
  • Guide to Integrated CircuitTopographies
  • Guide to Patents
  • Co-Operatives by Design

Video Library (Must be Viewed in the Office)

  • Building Your Business with 800
  • Do-It Yourself Marketing
  • E-Business
  • Employment and Immigration Canada
  • Finance
  • Focus on the Future
  • Fulla Video Creations
  • How to Deliver Superior Customer Service
  • Inc. Magazine
    • Tape 1 Successful Sales Relationships
    • Tape 2 Making Effective Sales Calls
    • Tape 3 How to Deal with Objections
    • Tape 4 Closing the Deal
    • Tape 5 Effective Follow-up
  • Inc. Magazine How to Run a successful Family Business
  • Interactive Business Training Systems Inc.
  • Marketing
  • Marketing the Home-Based Business
  • Maximize Cash Flow
  • Science Council of BC
    • Tape 1 The Future is Here
    • Tape 2 Frontiers of Discovery 1993-94
    • Tape 3 Frontiers of Discovery 1994-95
    • Starting a Business
    • Tape 1 Personal Considerations
    • Tape 2 Assessing Opportunities
    • Tape 3 Financial Considerations
  • The Entrepreneurship Institute of Canada
  • Tourism An Industry Perspective
  • Tourism is Your business
  • Workers Compensation Board Odyssey of Challenge

 


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