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Online Databases – Resources Requiring Login (Library card and password)
CBCA – Canadian business magazines, trade journals, general business publications, academic journals, topical journals and professional publications.
Lynda.com – Online video tutorial site with over 6,300 courses in software, business, technology, creative skills, and more. Courses are taught by industry experts and include tutorials at beginner to advanced levels.
Subject Guides – Open Resources (no login required)
In the Library
|Find books about …||Browse the shelves|
|Marketing||380 or 658.8|
|New business enterprises||658.11|
|Success in business||650.1|
Doing Business in the Capital Regional District
Links to main websites in the following areas of the CRD:
|City of Victoria||Saanich||Oak Bay||Esquimalt|
|Central Saanich||Sidney||Highlands||North Saanich|
BC Manufacturers’ Directory – A database of 4800 manufacturing companies, with product lines, locations, employee size, and more.
Fraser’s Directory – Canadian industrial manufacturers, distributors, and wholesalers.
Thomas Register – North American industries, searchable by location or industry with over 67,000 categories.
Corporations Canada – Search over 500,000 federally incorporated businesses, by location, corporate name, or status.
Kelly’s Directory of B2B Suppliers – Search for suppliers and product lines worldwide.
Business Planners – A variety of business plan samples and templates from profit and nonprofit organizations.
BDC’s Business Planning – Blank business plan templates (requires Word and Excel) and sample business plans (PDF).
Encyclopedia of Small Business – Over 160 real business plans from service, retail and manufacturing sectors.
Statistics Canada CANSIM – CANSIM is Statistics Canada’s key socioeconomic database. Updated daily, CANSIM provides fast and easy access to a large range of the latest statistics available in Canada.
Small Business Accelerator – Research and planning sources for BC businesses, sponsored by UBC.
Business Gateway – From BC Stats (our provincial statistical agency).
Capital Regional District – Factsheets and profiles of regional statistics.
Neighbourhood Profiles of Victoria – From the City of Victoria.
Market Research Handbook, 2008 – From Statistics Canada
Housing Price Statistics for Greater Victoria – From the Victoria Real Estate Board
Business Support Services
OneStop Business Registry – Information on registering your business name, incorporating your business in BC, and applying for your business licences.
Resource Centre for Small Business (BC Government website)
Industry Canada – Industry profiles for Canada and internationally; company profiles; market research.
Business Podcasts – Daily business podcasts from a variety of sources, courtesy of Dailysplice.com
Local Business Associations
Sidney Business Association – Phone: 250-655-6417 No email, webform only.
Greater Victoria Economic Development Commission (Business Victoria) – Phone: 250-384-2432 Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
HOST Victoria (Home Office Support Team) – Host supports local home-based businesses in the Greater Victoria area.
Canadian Youth Business Foundation – This national charity provides start-up mentoring, financing and business resources for young Canadians, age 18-34, to create their own successful business.
Small Business BC – Non-profit organization collaborating with public and private sector partners to help entrepreneurs fully access business resources.
Phone: 1-800-667-2272 Email:email@example.com
Francophone Economic Development Organization – La Société de développement économique de la Colombie-Britannique (SDECB) représente les intérêts du secteur économique de la communauté francophone. (SDECB, Services aux Entreprises) Sans frais : 1-877-732-3534 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org