Helping small businesses succeed to strengthen communities.

Small businesses play a vital role in communities throughout the province. The following small businesses, representing the eight economic regions of the province, have been selected to showcase examples of the kind of entrepreneurial ingenuity and diversity inherent in B.C.’s dynamic small business sector.

2016 Small Business Success Stories

Cedar Journeys Caskets
Kekuli Café
Firehall Brewery
Interior Stainless
Smart Dolphins IT Solutions


2014 Small Business Success Stories



2013 Small Business Success Stories

Lapointe Engineering Ltd.

EDI Environmental Dynamics Inc.

SkyTrek Adventure Park


2012 Small Business Success Stories

COB Bike Shop       HuStream Technologies
Kootenay Knitting       LiveWork PG
NewWest Gypsum Recycling       Peacebuilder Mediation
Seeds Natural Food Market       Skeena Valley Expeditions

2011 Small Business Success Stories:

Arbutus Grove Nursery
JD Farms
Chief Louie Paddle Company
Motion Media

2010 Small Business Success Stories:

Australian Ranch Ltd.
Chinook Cove Contracting
Eagle Plains Resources Ltd.
Elite Beauty Group
Heartstrings Home Decor Ltd.
Lindberg Construction Inc./ Swamp Donkey Oilfield Services Inc.
Starfish Medical
Xomo Digital Inc.

2009 and Earlier Small Business Success Stories:

Angler’s Atlas (Goldstream Publishing Inc.)
Avison Management Services Ltd.
Dahlen Contracting Ltd.
Ferrier’s Water & Landscaping Inc.
Invoke Media (Hootsuite)
Level Ground Trading
Prince Rupert Adventure Tours
RFind Systems Inc.




Did you know?

  • 98 per cent of all businesses in British Columbia are small businesses

  • Small businesses provide nearly 54 per cent of all private sector jobs, employing over one million people

  • Almost 42 per cent of the total value of goods exported from the province is generated by small businesses

  • Small businesses are responsible for approximately 34 per cent of British Columbia's Gross Domestic Product (GDP)

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