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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.
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:email@example.com
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:firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com