Business Resources

Membership Directory

The Membership Directory contains contact information for Chamber Member businesses in the Burns Lake area. You can search the directory by business name or filter by category, click here to view the membership directory.





Starting a Business

Thinking about starting your own business, but not sure how to begin? Small Business BC has step-by-step guides and business plan templates that can help you navigate this process, visit smallbusinessbc.ca/starting-a-business.





Member Benefits & Savings Program

As a valued member of the Burns Lake Chamber, you have access to our Member Benefits & Savings Program – a curated selection of offerings that deliver unique value to our members and not-for-profit organizations. Whether you are a startup, a small business, or an established enterprise, this program is tailored to meet your needs and contribute to your bottom line.

Visit bcchamber.org/savings-program for details on how to unlock your Member Savings today!



Paid Sick Leave Legislation

As of January 1, 2022, all employees in British Columbia are entitled to up to 5 days of paid sick leave and 3 days of unpaid sick leave per year if they need to stay home because they are sick or injured. The cost of paying employees their regular wages while on paid sick leave is the responsibility of the employer. Click here to download the frequently asked questions information sheet.





Export Navigator

The Export Navigator program offers free guidance to B.C. businesses on exporting. Embark on your exporting journey today by meeting your advisor at www.exportnavigator.ca.





Spring Business Resilience Program

BCEDA has partnered with Spring, a global incubator and accelerator that empowers entrepreneurs and entrepreneur ecosystem organizations, to launch the Business Resilience Program, an online program created to help businesses recover, adapt, and survive challenging economic conditions. To learn more about this opportunity, go to www.bceda.ca/spring_business_resilience_pro.php.





BC Content Hub

Access images, b-roll, and videos collected from NBCTA and DBC-sponsored media shoots. Assets must only be used for the promotion of travel in BC. You must first create and be approved for an account. Go to BC Content Hub to sign up for an account.





Idea Labs Recaps

Topic recaps summarize the key insights and learnings from the combined conversations on a variety of useful topics. Go to Idea Labs Recaps to check out the relevant topics for their business.





Northern Development

Northern Development is an independent, non-profit corporation; a catalyst stimulating economic growth through investments in grassroots, community-led projects.





Business Development of Bank of Canada

Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) is the bank for Canadian entrepreneurs. BDC supports small and medium-sized businesses in all industries and at every stage of growth with money and advice. To learn more about BDC, go to bdc.ca.





Community Futures

For over 30 years, Community Futures has been a proven leader in supporting rural entrepreneurs and small to medium enterprises just like you throughout BC and across Canada to survive and thrive. For information on the resources and support available through Community Futures for your business, go to communityfutures.ca.





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