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Start or Grow Your Business

Use the resources below to create your plan for a successful business.

  • Step 1 - Research and create a business plan.
  • Step 2 - Choose your business name and get it approved.
  • Step 3 - Register your business.
  • Step 4 - Get your business license.

Contact our Economic Development Office at 604-591-4128 if you have any questions as you follow the steps to creating your business.

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Getting a Business Started

Use resources from BizPaL, Small Business BC and the One Stop Business Registry to help you get your business started.

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Deciding on a Business Structure

Choose the type of business structure that best meets your needs.

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Developing a Business Plan

Find resources to help you develop a business plan.

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Getting Approval for a Business Name

Complete your research, then move to step 2 in registering your business and getting approval of your business name.

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Registering a Business

Learn how to register your business with the province of BC to get your business number.

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Obtaining a Business License in Surrey

Make sure your business conforms to applicable City of Surrey bylaws, before applying for your Surrey business license.

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Registering for PST

Register your business for PST as part of your BC business' tax obligations.

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Financing a Business

Find resources to secure financing once you have your business plan developed.

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Business Requirements

Learn about the additional permits and licenses you might need for a business in Surrey.

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Locating or Expanding Your Business

Verify that the location you have selected is zoned to permit your business to operate.

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Eco-Friendly Business Tips

Learn about the different ways you can make your business more sustainable.