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: 2018/10/17

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: 2018/10/15

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: 2018/10/15

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: 2018/10/13

Use this handy checklist to ensure that you have the necessary parts in your business plan. Also check out How to Write an Effective Business Plan.

Date: 2018/10/12

A comprehensive list of resources and links to help you write your business plan.

Date: 2018/10/10

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: 2018/10/05

This Cash Flow Template is a simple excel file that allows you to forecast your cash flow.

Date: 2018/09/19

From Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada This digital platform is the place to go to get a tailored list of everything that government can do for your business. Simply fill in a few blanks about your business and what you’re trying to accomplish, and the platform delivers a list of relevant resources and support.

Date: 2018/08/28

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
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