Northern Rockies Regional Municipality

Home-Based Business

The Northern Rockies Regional Municipality has a large number of home based businesses. From Daycares to Pilot Truck Drivers, from catalogue sales to artists, these businesses contribute greatly to our local economy and to the vibrancy of our community.

We know that it is difficult to take the plunge, so we're here to help. If you want some help as to where to get started, drop in and see us or use the following online resources from the NRRM and from other agencies.

As any business, you will need to obtain a business license from the Northern Rockies Regional Municipality. This is  to ensure that your premises is suitable for the business that you propose. You can go to our Business License section for more information. 

We would also encourage you to review the Home Based Business Regulations in the Zoning Bylaw before applying, to ensure clarity with what is permitted and not permitted in various zones.  The Home Based Business, Bed and Breakfast, and Home Industry regulations are located in Sections 4.8, 4.9, and 4.10 starting on page 23 of the Zoning Bylaw No. 729, 2008.

BizPal is an exciting new online service recently adopted by the NRRM. This unique service allows an individual to get a list of all licenses and permits necessary to begin your new business - Municipal, Provincial, and Federal - all in one place. 

Small Business BC

SmallBusinessBC is the first stop that we recommend those who wish to start their own business. If you're not online, their toll-free number is 1-800-667-2272.

Fort Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce

The Chamber, as its known, is a great resource for new businesses. Chamber membership will assist you with a group health plan, is a great place to network with other businesses to take advantage of new opportunities, and will also refer calls to their offices to you! Phone (250) 774-2956.

Community Futures

Community Futures is a unique organization that can help with small business startup financing, offer advice, and give tips for your success. Feel free to go to their website or to call (250) 782-8748.

Business Development Bank

The BDC is also a great resource for start-up businesses that don't match the criteria set out by traditional banks. Click the link or give us a call here to put you in touch with the local representative.

Write the Regional Municipality via our Contact Us page.

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