Business Resource Library

Business Planning

Advice and tips to plan your business!


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: 07/05/2011
Advantages and Disadvantages of a Home Based Business

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: 07/05/2011
Two Dozen Do's and Don'ts for Home Business Success

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 home office, work from their house in California. This article is adapted from their best-selling book, Working From Home.

Date: 07/05/2011
Choosing a Retail Location

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: 07/05/2011
How to Use a Traffic Study to Select a Retail Site

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 into your store.

Date: 07/05/2011
Factors in Considering a Shopping Centre Location

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 provide small retailers with background information so that they can decide whether to locate their stores in shopping centers should such a decision be necessary. Among other things, it discusses the landlord-tenant relationship and the cost picture.

Date: 07/05/2011
Ten Things You Must Know Before You Sign a Business Lease

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: 07/05/2011
Top Ten Reasons Why Small Businesses Fail

About half of all small businesses fail within the first four years -- a statistic that generates a shudder of fear in even the most dauntless entrepreneur. Most of these failures, however, resemble one another in crucial ways. And once you identify these harbingers of failure, you can increase your own chance of success.

Date: 07/05/2011
Simply Legal

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 by qualified and licensed lawyers to assist small businesses with their legal needs for a fraction of the cost of expensive legal fees.

Date: 04/13/2011
OneStop Business Registry

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: 02/11/2011