The provincial government is partnering with the province’s most ardent small business advocate for advice on how to improve its services.
Entrepreneurs with big ideas can participate in the Ministry of Jobs Twitter town hall Friday.
From noon to 2 p.m., Minister Naomi Yamamoto and Canadian Federation of Independent Business executive vice president Laura Jones will respond to tweets from small business representatives.
Small business owners and employees, the CFIB, chamber of commerce members and others are encouraged to join the Twitter conversation by using the hashtag #BCBizChat and following @BCJobsPlan and @CFIBideas.
“Small business plays a vital role in the B.C. economy and employs more than a million people,” said Yamamoto. “The goal is to explore what government can do to cut red tape for small business.”
British Columbia is already the only province in Canada to legislate reduced barriers to business, according to a provincial news release.
Since 2011, B.C. has reduced regulatory requirements by 42 per cent in a quest for a net-zero increase in regulations until at least 2015.