Business Name Request and Approval

Registration Services

Standard Business Name Request and Approval

Securing the right business name is a critical step in starting your business.

Whether you want to register a sole proprietorship, a general partnership or a corporation, a Small Business BC business advisor can help simplify this process by reviewing your name choice with you and filing your business name request on your behalf.

Approvals typically take 2–4 business days by email or by mail.

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Price: $50 + GST

Need Your Name Approval Faster?

Upgrade to the Priority Business Name Request and Approval (below) to obtain your approval within 24 hours.


Priority Business Name Request and Approval

If you need your business name request processed quickly, upgrade to this service to move your request to the front of the line.

Just as with the standard Business Name Request and Approval service, you’ll still have the opportunity to consult with a Small Business BC business advisor on your name choice, and the business advisor will submit the request on your behalf.

Approvals submitted through the priority service will be completed within 24 hours.

Price: $175 + GST

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Before Your Appointment

At least 48 hours prior to your scheduled appointment, please complete the Business Name Request Form [.docx] and forward your completed form to booking@smallbusinessbc.ca.