Starting Your Business Resource Package

Congratulations on taking the next step to starting your business!

Here is a list of  relevant resources that may help in the early stages of your business planning.

We’re here to help! If you have any questions, call 1.800.643.7014 ext. 112 or send us an email.

Free Resources for Starting Your Business



Taking the Leap to Entrepreneurship Guide

Taking the Leap to Entrepreneurship Guide

This free guide explores the internal process and offers inspiration to educate and support women who are making the transition to self-employment. Each section contains a list of additional resources to help you continue your journey.

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Starting Your Business Guide

Starting Your Business Guide

From drafting a business plan to finding start-up money, this free guide will help explain what you need to know in order to start a business in BC and where you can find resources and information to support you along the way.

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Getting Started

How to choose the right business structure

How to register a business and conduct a name search

Tax information and business numbers

Licensing requirements

Business Planning

Market Research – Small Business Accelerator Guides

How to Write an Effective Business Plan

Cash Flow Forecasting and Break Even Analysis

Cash Flow Template

Paid Resources for Starting Your Business

Creating Your Business Plan Workbook ($29.95)

This comprehensive learning guide takes you through each step of the business planning process—from thinking about starting a business to ticking off your business plan checklist.

Business Plan Review Service ($220)

It can sometimes be difficult to look at your own business plan objectively and gauge if it is sound. Our Business Advisors can give constructive feedback from the point of view of an investor or lender.