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.

If you think you’ve found the perfect location for your business, your first instinct may be to sign on the dotted line. But, before you rush into such a critical agreement, consider these ten factors to make sure you’re setting your business up for success. Take the time to do your homework Your business lease […]

Date: 2019/03/23

Location has a profound effect on the entire business life of a retail operation. This article provides some selection criteria and questions you must answer before making the all-important choice of store location. Related resources: How to Use a Traffic Study to Select a Retail Site Ten Things You Must Know Before You Sign a […]

Date: 2019/03/15

About half of all small businesses fail within the first five 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 by working to […]

Date: 2019/03/15

From New Ventures BC Have an early-stage business idea? Validate your opportunity with the Online Market Validation Training program (MVT). This is a free, self-guided online program, open to anyone in BC with a tech or small business idea. The MVT program uses multimedia learning modules, videos, and venture-building assignments to help you validate your market […]

Date: 2019/03/06

This website, created by the Province of BC, includes a step-by-step guide to applying for a non-medical cannabis retail store license and selling cannabis products. You can also view application statistics, view weekly updates and log in to the application portal.  

Date: 2018/11/01

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

Date: 2018/10/10

This Cash Flow Template is a simple excel file that allows you to forecast your cash flow. Once you click on the link, the file will download automatically.

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

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