Growing Aboriginal small businesses was a key focus of a meeting involving Aboriginal leaders, the B.C. Small Business Roundtable and provincial cabinet ministers.
The Province has proclaimed Feb. 20-24, 2017, Chamber of Commerce Week in recognition of the unwavering commitment of chambers of commerce and boards of trade throughout B.C. in supporting local businesses, boosting economic development and creating jobs.
Three new agreements involving eight local governments have been reached in the Kootenays, allowing small businesses to operate in multiple jurisdictions with a single business licence – cutting red tape while freeing up time and money.
A new, larger location offering increased efficiencies, modern technology and an improved working environment has been chosen for the Liquor Distribution Branch’s (LDB) Lower Mainland warehouse.
Coralee Oakes, Minister of Small Business and Red Tape Reduction and Minister Responsible for the Liquor Distribution Branch, has issued the following statement on the occasion of the 39th Vancouver International Wine Festival, which opens Feb. 11th, 2017:
The new Franchises Act and regulation taking effect ensure prospective business owners in British Columbia will have more information available to help them decide whether to open a franchised business.
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