For most people, the work that they do benefits someone else. Sure they're paid a salary, but if they figure out a way to handle the account that saves the company millions for example, they don't see an extra dime. A lot of people are content with that because it offers them job security, but others decide instead to strike out on their own. However, starting your own business is just the first step. For the rest of its life you'll be encouraging it to grow.
If you live in the city of Surrey, British Columbia, you may be able to get some help growing your business. The city administration recognizes that successful businesses benefit the city's economy and they have taken steps to ensure that local Surrey businesses get the help they need to be successful. Whether you have a small shop that sells homemade soap and bath products, or a big factory that churns out consumer products, you should check out what assistance options are available to you through the Surrey Economic Development Office.
Business owners that qualify for assistance from the city include people who have existing businesses in Surrey as well as people who have businesses elsewhere and are thinking of relocating to or expanding to Surrey. You can consult with the economic development office for advice on site selection, planning, licensing, and where to get things that may be essential to the running of your business. They can also provide you with the facts or figures you need to study the feasibility of your growth or new business.
If you have a small business, the Economic Development Office has a consultation program where you can come in and get advice from successful business owners and financial experts on how to grow your business. This can be helpful if you've got an website and you're looking for ways to boost your client list and make more money. Consultations are available by appointment only.
Another way to figure out what you need to do to your business is to become a business expert yourself. The Office of Economic Development hosts periodic business forums where business owners can get together and help one another or just complain bill payments. The Office also has arrangements with Kwantlen Polytechnic and Simon Fraser Universities as well as the public school system to offer business owners the chance to learn more about business and economics that will help you make better decisions about your business. For more information about business and industry in Surrey, you can read Manufacturing and Production.