Business

Resources for the small or large business owner, the new entrepreneur or anyone with an interest in the world of business and investment.

Library Databases

Canadian Newsstream

This full text database includes the complete available electronic backfile for most major Canadian newspapers, including The Vancouver Sun, The Province and The Globe & Mail, as well as local papers such as the North Shore News.

Lynda.com

An outstanding resource for online learning with over 3,000 videos created and continually updated by subject experts. Classes range from accounting to web conferencing. Exceptional at teaching technical skills such as software for video editing, photography, coding, and even animation. Learn new applications, enhance your skills, advance your career. 

You can also download the Lynda.com app. Under the “Organization” tab, type in westvanlibrary.ca and click on Login. You’ll be taken out of the app to login through the website with your library card number and pin. Use the app like you would the website, or download videos for offline viewing.

PressReader (Formerly PressDisplay)

Digital versions of current newspapers and magazines from all over the world, in dozens of languages. Search by country, language or name of newspaper. Includes today's Vancouver SunProvince, and Globe and Mail. Rolling archives of all papers, from 5 to 90 days old. Use the app to access and download your favourite titles anywhere. To use PressReader, click on Sign In and choose the orange Library Card option. You don't need to create a PressReader account.
Please note that the "Help Centre" may not load properly. We are looking into this and hope to have it fixed soon.

New to PressReader? View a tutorial.

Use the browser version, or download the app: iOS | Android  

On the Shelf

Real Estate Business

Tips on buying and selling property.

Small Business -- Canada

Essential advice for entrepreneurs.

Success in business

Strategies for achieving business excellence.

On the Web

Canada Business Network

A comprehensive government website that covers everything from starting, planning and financing a business, to managing and growing a business. Also includes information on exporting and importing, charts, portfolio tools, the latest news and recommendations.

Globe Investor

A great one-stop resource for investors - get stock quotes plus key ratios and company reports.

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

A comprehensive portal to Canadian business information. Everything from company directories to key regulations and standards, from trade data online to industry reports.

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.

SEDAR

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 (UBC)

This site offers free online access to reliable business information and tools for secondary market research for BC businesses and entrepreneurs. It includes business basics, industry guides, a BC business support directory. This initiative is led by UBC Library’s Irving K. Barber Learning Centre.

West Vancouver Business Improvement Association

An independent, non-profit association created by businesses to establish a unified voice, on the issues that matter most. This organization helps to enhance West Vancouver's economy through advocacy, promotion, branding, events and partnerships.

West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce

A membership-based organization that provides entrepreneurs and businesses with promotional services, networking and educational opportunities, sponsorship options, and more.