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Business & Consumer Resources

Our librarians have handpicked the most helpful resources on this topic from the Library collection and online.

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Info and advice on consumer products and services from Consumer Reports magazine, buying guides, reviews, news and video. USD prices; links to US sites.

On The Web

BC Stats

BC Stats is the provincial government's leader in statistical and economic research, information and analysis. BC Stats can help you increase overall business performance by providing the information you need to make effective decisions.

Better Business Bureau of Mainland BC

BBB helps people find and recommend businesses, brands and charities they can trust. File complaints against, or search for reports on a company.

Canadian Business Network

Provides access to resources for Canadian businesses to grow and prosper, including information on government services, programs and regulations. The Canada Business Network promotes entrepreneurship and innovation, and provides assistance through a network of service centres across Canada.

Canadian Seniors Discount Guide

The Dealhack Canadian Senior Discounts List is the result of a quarterly survey of brands that offer seniors discounts. Every 3 months, Dealhack staff independently verify each and every discount on this list, as well as add more brands to the list regularly when they are found.

Canadian Toy Testing Council

The Canadian Toy Testing Council (CTTC) is a non-profit, voluntary, registered charitable organization, working for parents since 1952. Their job is to test toys' safety and to assist consumers with purchasing decisions. The Council assesses for design, function, durability and play value.

Consumer Information (Gov't of Canada)

This consumer information page provides easy access to a wealth of resources about your health and the surrounding environment - air, water, land, food and consumer products.

Consumer database of categorized consumer product reviews from a variety of news and trade publications. For everything from automobiles to washers and dryers, it ranks and describes all reviews and recommendations.


The Canadian government's guide to energy-efficient appliances, heating and cooling, and more.

North Vancouver Chamber of Commerce

A not for profit organization comprised of businesses, professionals, residents and other community groups working together to ensure a healthy economic and socio-economic base to benefit the entire community. Its mandate is to represent and promote the North Vancouver City and District's economy.

Office of Consumer Affairs, Government of Canada

Information on consumer rights, avoiding scams and frauds, making a complaing, advertising, and getting out of debt.

One Stop BC Business Registry

All the forms you need to set up your business in BC, including name registration, incorporation, GST, payroll taxes, business licenses and more.


The official site that provides access to most public securities documents and information filed by public companies and investment funds with the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA). For American companies, try EDGAR.

Small Business Accelerator

Created by the experts at UBC Library, this resources offers vetted resources that enable BC entrepreneurs to answer challenging market research questions. Use the free tools on this website to structure market research, grow your business, guage market size or learn the latest industry trends.

Small Business BC

Small Business BC is a non-profit organization that provides one-to-one advice to people wanting to start their own business. This website has guides, forms, publications, interactive business planner, trade show information and import/export information.

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