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.

So you’ve got a great new technology that is the best thing since e-mail, and you need now is the financing to commercialize it.  That’s great, but have you considered the most important question on the mind of all venture capitalists:  “Will anyone buy it?”

Date: 2011/07/05

A partnership is an agreement in which two or more persons combine their resources in a business.  What are the different types of partnership and what type of agreement does it entail?

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Date: 2011/07/05

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

A retail consultant was asked, “What are the three factors most likely to ensure retailing success?” The reply was, “(1) Location, (2) location, and (3) location.” This aid is aimed at just one aspect of how to determine the proper site, namely, research into the traffic in that area–both vehicular and pedestrian–that will bring business […]

Date: 2011/07/05

Small retailers, who seek new sites for their stores, or service shops, should add the shopping centre to their lists of possible locations. When they do, however, they should be aware that the advantages of the shopping centre for one type of retailing might be disadvantages for another.  The purpose of this aid is to […]

Date: 2011/07/05

Business leases are not like dwelling rentals. Business leases are totally different from personal dwelling rentals.  Landlords and lease brokers will expect you to negotiate.  Explanations of these and other great tips are posted for consideration before signing any business lease.

Date: 2011/07/05

Simply Legal is an online legal resource centre that is designed specifically for small businesses.  All of Simply Legal’s online incorporation services are provided by Simply Legal Law Corporation which is a reputable law firm that is qualified and licensed to practice law in British Columbia.  All of Simply Legal’s kits and documents are prepared […]

Date: 2011/04/13

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: 2011/02/11