Participate in the Great BC Business Sale

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BUYERS & INVESTORS

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 with an abundance of choice and competitive offers throughout the province. Whether you're a seasoned entrepreneur or just starting out, the GBCBS is the place to look for your next big (ad)venture.

Buy Your Ticket (open Spring 2020)

There has never been a better time to invest in BC

The GBCBS is a chance to find just the right opportunity to get started on a brand new chapter of your life. Over the course of one single day you can view hundreds of business listings for sale from across the province and be positioned to make an educated decision about your next steps.

Meet with hundreds of exhibitors including representatives from non-metropolitan BC communities, government, real estate, economic development offices, business lending institutions and other business service providers. Foreign buyers will have the opportunity to hire translators.

Together, we are here to help you discover business opportunities, incentives, and quality of life outside in non-metropolitan BC.

Ask Yourself

  • Have you been thinking about starting or buying a business and want to know what your options are?
  • Are you looking for expert advice to guide you in your entrepreneurial journey?
  • Do you wish there was one single place where you could look at business opportunities that had been vetted by experts and were ready to be sold?
  • Are you curious about how you'd fit in with the lifestyle in non-metropolitan BC?
  • Have you ever wondered how far your dollar could go if you lived in a different community? 

If you answered yes to any of the above, the GBCBS was made for you.

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How to Get Started

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Get Your Ticket

Registration goes live in Spring 2020. Check back soon and like our Facebook page to stay up to date.
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Review the Buyer Handbook

[Coming soon!] Contact GBCBS affiliate Venture Connect to receive your free copy of the Business Buyer Workbook: Pathway to a Successful Purchase. Available by request only.
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Attend Buyer Training Workshops

Attend free Buyer Training Sessions held in the exhibition hall the day before the tradeshow on October 2nd, 2020. Learn from the experts about how to buy a business and how to make the most of your time at the GBCBS. Workshops are geared towards new entrepreneurs and foreign buyers. Attendance is exclusive to buyers who purchased a ticket for the tradeshow. There is no cost to attend and no requirement for pre-registration.
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Attend the Tradeshow in Vancouver

Saturday, October 3rd, 2020 at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
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Attend the Virtual GBCBS Tradeshow Online

January 2021.
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January 2021: The GBCBS Virtual Tradeshow

Log in to the Virtual Tradeshow in January 2021 to find new business listings in an online tradeshow. Reconnect with exhibitors from the Vancouver tradeshow, browse the business listings, and discover new opportunities. Your ticket purchase for the GBCBS automatically includes a free ticket to attend the Virtual Tradeshow.

GBCBS affiliate Venture Connect can also provide support with purchase follow-through including mediation services. Find out why they have a high-than-average track record of successful sales transitions across BC.

Moving Forward with a Sale

Found an opportunity that makes sense for you? Community Futures can provide services and connect you with other experts for buyer/investor follow-up and ongoing support to manage a purchase.

GBCBS affiliate Venture Connect can also provide support with purchase follow-through including mediation services. Find out why they have a high-than-average track record of successful sales transitions across BC.

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