Registrations for the BC Business Match Program are now closed.
We are directing seller inquiries to our affiliate Venture Connect. Please note that charges apply for some services, however, there is no charge for listings or advisory services and they offer a complimentary Workbook about Selling a Business.
Should you have any questions about BC Business Match we will continue to monitor our emails and phone lines.
It's a Competitive Market - Does Your Business Stand out?
2 out of every 5 business owners in rural and non-metropolitan BC is expected to exit their business in the next 5 years. It's a buyer's market: Attractive for investors and competitive for sellers. We offer you the support and expert advice you need to move through the process of a sale. The result? Your business becomes more attractive to buyers and you stand to save a lot of effort.
Our Sales Support Services
Free of charge at a value of $1,000, made possible by our partners in government
1. Business Valuation
Free of charge
An impartial, professional valuation showing the business' market value so buyers can make a safe, secure and informed decision.
2. Business Advisory Consultation
Free of charge
Connection to our in-house business transition expert, Darrell Goertzen. As our program's Business Advisor, he has years of experience helping entrepreneurs from various industries, backgrounds and locales. Working hand in hand with buyers across BC, his insight on a buyer's perspective and needs is invaluable.
3. Seller Workbook
Free of charge
It's a practical, accessible tool to organize your thoughts, understand your challenges and opportunities, and improve your chances of a successful sale. Contact BC Business Match affiliate Venture Connect to receive a free copy of the Pathway to a Successful Sale workbook.
How it Works
Completing the Sale
After the Sale
Tell me More!
The business must be located in a rural or on-metropolitan BC communities. This excludes Victoria, Vancouver and surrounding areas.
What cities are not eligible?
- Langley (Township and City)
- Lions Bay
- Maple Ridge
- New Westminster
- North Vancouver (District and City)
- Pitt Meadows
- Port Coquitlam
- Port Moody
- University Endowment Lands
- West Vancouver
- Oak Bay
- Saanich (North, Central, East & West)
- Victoria West
No. Our sponsors from provincial and federal levels of government allow us to provide all services free of charge.
However, our program comes to a close March 31st, 2022. Sellers are strongly encouraged to register soon.
Our program is designed to complement your existing sales efforts, not compete with them.
- Are you connected to business owners who are planning to sell in the next 3 years?
- Do you have a seller that would benefit from 1-on-1 support while transitioning from their business?
- Have you exhausted many of your options in finding a qualified buyer?
We can help make a successful business match, free of charge. Connect your seller with us today or register the business on their behalf.
Buyers come to us in all shapes and forms. They may be living in large urban centers, a community next door, or your own hometown. They may have extensive experience as a business owner or they may be just starting out. All will have completed our buyer training program and will be informed and ready to buy.
We are going to generate and share valuable information about business succession and retention with our stakeholders. Collected data is anonymous - individuals will not be associated with their specific data set and any identifying information will not be disclosed.