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Other Tourism Industry Guides

Transforming Communities Through Tourism: Resource Handbook

This 90-page handbook was produced to help community leaders throughout B.C. realize greater benefits from tourism. It serves as a comprehensive introduction to the industry, and outlines an effective community-based tourism planning process. It also works well as a made-in-B.C. "Community Tourism 101" textbook for post-secondary education programs. Produced by the LinkBC network, in collaboration with Destination British Columbia, Aboriginal Tourism Association of B.C., COTA, and the Tourism Research Innovations Project.

Learn more at LinkBC.


Destination Canada Toolkits

Destination Canada has developed innovative toolkits to help small and medium size tourism-related businesses leverage the national brand and develop products into memorable experiences that visitors will keep talking about.

Learn more at Destination Canada.


Inventory of Rural Community Economic Development Tools and Guides in Alberta and British Columbia

This consolidated list of tools and guides produced and/or used in either province, will increase awareness of the array of resources available. Communities can choose the most appropriate tool or guide for their situation as they strive to be healthy and resilient communities.

Download the Inventory of Rural Community Economic Development Tools and Guides in Alberta and British Columbia. [pdf 410kb]


Small Business BC Toolkits and Seminars

From incorporating your company to employing your first employee, from creating a media and communications plan to starting business; Small Business BC has a toolkit for you.

In addition, the Small Business BC bookstore carries over 150 business titles which have been hand selected by their business advisors. 

Small Business BC also offers information packed seminars and workshops for small business owners and entrepreneurs across BC.

With experienced industry experts delivering on over 50 seminar subjects, Small Business BC offers quality education on a wide range of topics, including: business planning, marketing, legal and import/export. You’ll find everything you need to start, grow and exit your business.

Small Business BC has extended the delivery of these seminars to over 40 videoconference sites to ensure that all BC business owners have access to business education.

Learn more at Small Business BC


Cultural and Heritage Tourism: A Handbook for Community Champions

This handbook was produced to inspire and assist community leaders across Canada to realize greater benefits in this sector of the industry. It was commissioned by, and received financial support from, the Federal-Provincial Territorial Ministers' Table on Culture and Heritage (FPT). Its development was a collaborative effort, and includes up-to-date knowledge and practical ideas contributed by specialists from across Canada.

Download the handbook.


Business Development Canada (BDC) Entrepreneur’s Guide to Social Media

Here's your chance to learn everything you need to get started in social media with a new eBook designed especially for entrepreneurs:
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