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.

Women’s Enterprise Centre hosts free phone-in “Starting a Business Info Sessions” to help you navigate the ins and outs of starting a business in BC. The session is broken into 2 parts. In Part 1, we explain how to write an effective business plan. We cover each section of the business plan and provide strategies […]

Date: 2018/06/07

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: 2018/04/01

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

From the Government of BC This publication has been developed as an introductory guide to help you with planning and starting a small business. It provides essential information as well as links to additional resources to help ensure that your new business is successful.

Date: 2018/01/18

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: 2018/01/05
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