Starting/Moving Your Business Here

WE’RE GOOD FOR BUSINESS

Business-friendly Ladysmith is the smart choice when you’re starting, expanding or relocating a business. We’ve built a culture that allows entrepreneurs to flourish. It’s why we’re an Open for Business Awards finalist in Small Business BC’s 2019 competition. (We previously won for the Vancouver Island/Coast Region).

LADYSMITH’S BUSINESS COMMUNITY

Here’s what makes us one of B.C.’s most business-friendly communities:

We understand the needs of small businesses

We’ve made our town more competitive

We strive to attract and retain business investment

We make it easier to attract and develop talent

We recognize the local contributions of small business

We reduce red tape

We help access government procurement opportunities

We help our small businesses!

We understand the needs of small businesses

We’ve made our town more competitive

We strive to attract and retain business investment

We make it easier to attract and develop talent

We recognize the local contributions of small business

We reduce red tape

We help access government procurement opportunities

We help our small businesses!

Our local business champions and partners work diligently to grow our economy. Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce, Ladysmith Downtown Business Association and Stz’uminus First Nation all have a vested interest in seeing you succeed.

What Business Owners Say

“It was an easy choice to open our business in Ladysmith as it's only minutes from home and we’ve met so many people that we really feel part of the community. Ladysmith has so much to offer to both locals and tourists alike that it's a wonderful place to have a business!”

Antique Addict owners Paul Joy and Cathy Goldie

Ladysmith has a great community spirit. There are so many events that go on here that bring people together. It’s friendly, central to the Island’s amenities such as ferries, airports and major cities, and just a beautiful location in general. The town is progressive and growing. I live, shop, work and play here.

Pharmasave Ladysmith owners Steve Robinson, Steve Wilkinson and Satnam Lalli

Yes, we had the plan, the vision, the determination and the know-how. Yes, we understood the risks of building a “metro store” in a small community. However, the acceptance and support of the beautiful people of Ladysmith of all ages, the town of Ladysmith, the heritage council, the Ladysmith Downtown Business Association … we would not have come this far without them.

The Worldly Gourmet Kitchen Store owners Kamal and Therese Saab

We always wanted to be our own boss and our own business. Ladysmith provided a perfect fit for our family situation … as well as opportunities for growth and involvement in the community.

49th Parallel Grocery owners Wayne and Hrmina Richmond

We wanted to create a business that would help support the extensive art community in Ladysmith. Ladysmith is a town of people who care about their community. They invest in it by being a part of it through volunteering for all the different events and organizations. It is a safe, happy place to be.

Bayview Framing owners Wanda and Bruce Whittington