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 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: 2019/03/31

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: 2019/03/30

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: 2019/03/29

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: 2019/03/29

When you look at a successful woman business owner, it may seem as though they have some special gene that sets them apart. Were they born to be entrepreneurs, or did they have to work at it? Were they ever afraid? And how did they know they were ready and able to take that leap […]

Date: 2019/03/28

Use this handy checklist to ensure that you have the necessary parts in your business plan. Related resources: How to Write an Effective Business Plan Register for our FREE Starting a Business Info Session Resources to Help You Create Your Business Plan

Date: 2019/03/27

From Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada This resource discusses the advantages and disadvantages of each type of business structure to help you decide which one is right for your business. Related resources: 4 Alternative Business Structures for Social Entrepreneurs Partnerships & What to Include in a Partnership Agreement

Date: 2019/03/26

A partnership is an agreement in which two or more persons combine their resources in a business. In this resource, we discuss the different types of partnership and standard items that should be included in a partnership or shareholder agreement. Related resources: 4 Alternative Business Structures for Social Entrepreneurs Comparison: Sole Proprietorship, Partnership, Corporation or […]

Date: 2019/03/25

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 investors:  “Will anyone buy it?” To avoid these downfalls, ask yourself three questions: Is there a […]

Date: 2019/03/24

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: 2019/03/23
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