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.

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

Date: 2016/11/21

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

Date: 2016/11/21

What is risk?  Risk, in insurance terms, is the possibility of a loss or other adverse event that has the potential to interfere with an organization’s ability to fulfill its mandate, and for which an insurance claim may be submitted. This tool allows the user to select a type of risk and then identify and […]

Date: 2015/05/28

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: 2015/05/28

The Women’s Enterprise Centre of Manitoba and the WECM Entrepreneurship Centre of Excellence are launching a state-of-the-art online business plan development series.  Designed specifically for on-line, convenient time-of-choice delivery, the course modules will assist entrepreneurs gain an understanding of the importance of business planning. They will identify the critical components of a comprehensive and effective […]

Date: 2014/04/07

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: 2011/08/31

This guide is not meant to cover the “nuts and bolts” of starting a business—there are other tools for that. Instead, we will explore the internal process and offer inspiration. Each section contains a list of additional resources, but don’t limit yourself to these. This guide is meant to educate and support women who are […]

Date: 2011/08/31

The trend toward home-based business has occurred for several reasons.  See if the advantages of basing your new business in your home outweigh the disadvantages.

Date: 2011/07/05

Paul and Sarah Edwards have been called “the gurus of the work-at-home movement.” They provide information and advice on self-employment and home businesses on CompuServe and the Business Radio Network, as well as in Home Office Computing magazine. The Edwards, who also give speeches, seminars and workshops on successfully setting up, operating and expanding a […]

Date: 2011/07/05

This aid takes up site selection criteria, such as retail compatibility and zoning, which the small business owner must consider after making use of basic economic, demographic, and traffic analyses.  It offers questions the retailer must ask (and find answers to) before making the all-important choice of store location.

Date: 2011/07/05
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