The BC Securities Commission (BCSC) is reaching out to small businesses aiming to assist and inform small businesses about raising money in British Columbia.

The BCSC’s publication, Capital Raising for Small Business, is a free guide available for download (www.bcsc.bc.ca). It covers a range of topics, including:

  • The key principles of securities laws;
  • Discussing differences between the private placement market and public capital markets;
  • Explaining prospectus & registration exemptions and how they apply when raising capital;
  • Describing what information investors should be provided by small businesses when raising capital.

BCSC staff are also delivering small business capital raising presentations to various groups and organizations across BC in the coming year.