Smithers Business Resources

Business Resources

There are a wide variety of business resources and service organizations available to those wishing to start, expand or sell their business in our community.  

Local Resources

Smithers and District Chamber of Commerce
The Chamber organizes networking events, provides information, advocacy work and member discounts.
(250) 847-5072 |

Community Futures Nadina
CF Nadina assists entrepreneurs across the Bulkley Valley and Lakes District with small business loans, business and succession planning advice, and more.
(250) 845-2522 |

My Community Futures 
(Administered through Community Futures Nadina)
Membership platform providing professional support to small and medium businesses, not-for-profits and individuals exploring entrepreneurship. 
(250) 845-2522 |

Kopar Administration Ltd. (WorkBC) 
Kopar Administration has a variety of employment-related programs available, including the WorkBC Employment Centre in Smithers. 
(877) 564-3545 |

Tourism Smithers
Tourism Smithers works with tourism stakeholders throughout the Bulkley Valley to provide destination marketing services. |

Coast Mountain College (CMTN)
CMTN offers place-based learning with post-secondary programs for those throughout the Bulkley Valley.
(250) 847-4461 |

Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako (RDBN)
The RDBN supports with diversification and development of the regional economy. 
(250) 692-3195 | 

BC Business Resources

Northern Development Initiative Trust (NDIT)
NDIT offers a range of funding programs suited to a diverse set of economic development priorities in central and northern BC. (250) 561-2525 |

BCBid helps access, create, browse and compete on public sector business and procurement opportunities.

BC Registry 
Online business registry and name requests for businesses and not-for-profits.

Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)
Supporting small and medium-sized businesses in all industries and at every stage of growth with financing and advice.

Export Navigator
Supports growth-oriented small and medium-sized businesses looking to export their market-ready products inter-provincially and internationally.

Provides mentoring services, resources and financing to young entrepreneurs, ages 18 to 39, to help launch their business.

Providing business development for innovators in Northern BC. The Build Your Own Future Program offers free business start-up support to those affected by mill closures.

Small BusinessBC
Comprehensive business information, training and planning resources for starting and growing a business in BC.

BC’sleading resource for women entrepreneurs through business resources, financing and mentorship.

Venture Connect
Services include helping BC business owners plan for a successful transition and ready their business for sale, through Real Estate or as a “For Sale by Owner”. List your business for sale, or view businesses for sale, on their website.

BC Employment and Business Resources 
Information about provincial employment, business, and economic development resources.

Mitacs Accelerate 
A partnership between a business and academic researcher to support local projects.

Support the growth and diversification of BC’s economy and advance the interests of the region in national economic policy, programs and projects.

Small Business Services and Resources 
Information about provincial small business services, programs and publications. business/small-business/resources

Visit the Province of BC’s Economic Plan and annual provincial budget.

Trade and Invest BC
Works with international enterprises to help them build strong links to the resources,skills and businesses that make BC an attractive place to work and invest.

Venture Capital Programs
Encourages investments in BC businesses by providing investors with tax credits. investment-capital/venture-capital-programs