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Common Questions

I’m starting a small business. What do I need to know about the legal aspects?

Last reviewed in December 2020 by the Clicklaw Editors

The resources below provide information on how to start a small business in BC, what you need to do, and what resources are available to you.

Good starting points include:

Need more help?

  • Lawyer Referral Service, from Access Pro Bono, helps you connect with a lawyer who specializes in business law for a free initial consultation of up to 30 minutes.
  • The Business Law Clinic at the Allard School of Law at UBC provides assistance with general legal questions regarding small business.
  • The Business Law Clinic at the University of Victoria provides legal information on business law matters.

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