Existing Business Resources


Move Your Business to the Comox Valley

If you’re looking to move or expand your business to a progressive community with available and affordable commercial development space and a rich mix of local resources, the Comox Valley is just the place. Located an hour drive north of Nanaimo and three hours from Victoria, the Comox Valley gives you all the benefits of building your enterprise in a smaller community without being too remote. Multiple short, daily and direct flights to Vancouver and Calgary can put you at any major junction in North America within hours, and without hassle.

Google My Business

Make sure your business is digital ready and visible across key online search engines like Google and TripAdvisor. Comox Valley Economic Development (CVEDS) offers this FREE Google My Business Verification Program to support businesses to help verify/optimize their Google My Business listing, which includes a site visit to the business to take 360 degree photos and upload them to the businesses Google My Business Listing. By verifying and editing this information, businesses can ensure their customers can find them and they can tell the story of your business, thereby increasing awareness of your business services.

For more information, contact the Vancouver Island Visitor Centre visitorcentre@discovercomoxvalley.com or call 250-400-2882.

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E-commerce for Businesses

Looking to move your business online? See below for helpful information, online resources, and workshop opportunities to help your business move forward digitally and utilize technology.

Available Resources

E-commerce platforms:

  • Alibaba – wholesale marketplace
  • BigCommerce – start a free trail then launch your online business
  • Etsy – buy & sell handcrafted products
  • Shopify – platform to sell online, on social media, or in person. Connect to Shopify Experts
  • Square – build a free E-commerce online store
  • Wix – create a website to sell your products online
  • WooCommerce – a plugin for your WordPress website

Online Gift Card Platforms

  • AnyCard – start selling e-gift cards through your website or Facebook page
  • CashStar – sell both digital and physical gift cards directly from your website
  • GiftFly – selling and promoting your online gift cards for free
  • GiftUp – sell your business’ gift cards online
  • GiveX – start a gift card program tailored to your needs

Online Training & Presentations

Past workshops presentations

Local Resources

Facebook group: Comox Valley Tech Talk

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