Tailor-made guides to support your business on the road to recovery

To address the regionally specific needs of businesses, the BC Chamber of Commerce has launched seven tailor-made regional Resource Guides for Small Business Resiliency – one for each of the seven regions in British Columbia.

In partnership with the provincial government’s Sector Labour Market Partnership Program (SLMP) and with funding provided by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training, the regional Resource Guides for Small Business Resiliency were developed using data from the BC Chamber of Commerce Pulse Check Surveys and with information collected in focus groups and from consultations with different sectors and industries from all economic regions of British Columbia.  

The regional Resource Guides for Small Business Resiliency will help businesses navigate the COVID-19 pandemic on their road to recovery as set out in BC’s Restart Plan.

The resources outlined in the Guides address core aspects of pandemic recovery including:

  • Health and Safety
  • Government programming
  • Sector-specific initiatives
  • Legal and regulatory requirements
  • How to reopen, maintain, pivot, or expand your business; and
  • Additional small business tools, including diversity and inclusion considerations.

The Guides are a live resource that will be updated throughout BC’s Restart Plan and will not only support businesses through the COVID-19 pandemic but will also be a useful resource during any future crises that requires businesses to build and maintain resiliency through challenging times.

Download your region’s Resource Guide for Small Business Resiliency below to help your business navigate the broad mix of region-specific resources in one place. NOTE: Please download the guide and open in Adobe Acrobat for easier navigation.

If you have any questions and/or feedback regarding a Regional Resource Guide, please fill out this short survey. For other inquiries, please reach out directly to Kerry Jothen, Resource Guide Project Manager, at [email protected], or call (250) 213-9231.