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There are many benefits to obtaining a business licence with the Village of Telkwa, not only for your business, but for the community.

Benefits for business owners

  1. The licence is not expensive and can be used as a tax write-off.

  2. Shows your customers that you are a legitimate business that complies with local laws and regulations. 

  3. Offers validation and therefore gives you the documentation necessary to access funding, if required.

  4. Provides free advertising in the Village of Telkwa Business Directory.

  5. Your business gets support from our Economic Development Business Retention and Expansion Program.

  6. Makes your business eligible to participate in funding and support programs, including the Business Façade Improvement Program and Love Telkwa

Benefits for the community

  1. Provides a fair environment for all businesses operating in the Village of Telkwa.

  2. Ensures that public health and safety regulations are addressed before the business opens to the public.

  3. Ensures that building codes have been adhered to, as well as zoning and other restrictions have been enforced.

  4. Supports the development of promotional materials aimed at business retention and investment, potentially creating jobs.

  5. Assists with the development of demographic and statistical information on the local business climate.

  6. Provides a registry which a community can use a resource to lobby for funding opportunities.

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