B.C.'s small businesses thriving: Report Small employers provide 56 per cent of all private sector jobs By 10/23/2008|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 10/23/2008 British Columbia's small business sector is not only thriving, but increasingly running the province's economy, according to a new study.The B.C. Small Business Profile 2008, produced in cooperation with the federal and provincial governments, found between 2002 and 2007 the number of small businesses in B.C. grew by 8.8 per cent or 30,150, and more than 56 per cent of B.C.'s private sector jobs are with small businesses - the highest rate in the country. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.