Business Planning Resources

These business planning resources will help you work through the areas you need to address as you compile your business plan so you can create a business that’s right for you.

Use this handy checklist to ensure that you have the necessary parts in your business plan.

Date: 2018/02/04

A good business plan is an invaluable tool for any business owner, whether you are just starting your new enterprise, expanding or changing strategic direction. Not only does it provide potential creditors, investors and business partners with essential information about your business, but it also provides you, the entrepreneur, with a clear “roadmap” to follow […]

Date: 2018/02/01

From drafting a business plan to finding start-up money, this guide will help explain what you need to know in order to start a business and where you can find resources and information to support you along the way. You will also meet inspirational BC women who generously share their own business experiences throughout this […]

Date: 2018/01/30

Starting, expanding, or moving a business? The OneStop Business Registry is a public sector partnership offering integrated registration, business address change and liquor licensing services based on the Business Number. Register for GST/HST, WorkSafe BC, corporate registry, and municipal business licenses.

Date: 2018/01/29

A comprehensive list of resources and links to help you write your business plan.

Date: 2018/01/28

The Creating Your Business Plan Workbook is a comprehensive learning guide that takes you through each step of the business planning process—from thinking about starting a business to ticking off your business plan checklist. Step 1: What will your business look like? Step 2: What do you know about your industry, competition and potential customers? […]

Date: 2018/01/28

This free resource, developed by Strategyzer, will help you create, design and describe your business model.

Date: 2018/01/01

This handy tool, created by Scotiabank, will help you navigate through the various parts of your business plan.

Date: 2018/01/01

This tool helps you understand the five forces that impact your business environment: competitive rivalry, supplier power, buyer power, threat of substitution, and threat of new entry.

Date: 2018/01/01

The Canada Revenue Agency’s website provides electronic access to the majority of the Agency’s public information holdings, including forms, publications, and guides.  This website provides information, services, and applications that help promote compliance with Canada’s tax, trade, and border legislation and regulations.

Date: 2018/01/01
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