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About BC's Small Businesses

Oct 30, 2013

Small Businesses are truly the backbone of our province.
 
Overall Number - 385,900 small businesses operated in BC in 2012, accounting for 98% of all businesses in the province. 82% of these businesses have fewer than 5 employees.
 
Per Capita - In 2012 BC had more small businesses per capita than any other province in Canada - 83.5 small businesses per 1000 people, compared to a national average of 69.
 
Employment - Over 1 million British Columbians were employed by small businesses in 2012. These jobs accounted for 55% of the private sector employment in the province.
 
Women in Business - Well over a third of BC's businesses (37.7%) are owned by women. This is the highest rate in Canada.
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Sunnycrest Mall, Unit 21
900 Gibsons Way,
Gibsons BC

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PO Box 1190,
Gibsons, BC
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604-886-2325

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