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.

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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

About half of all small businesses fail within the first four 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.

Date: 2018/01/05

Although it helps to have certain character traits, success depends both on who you are and on having a strong business idea. Use this assessment as an opportunity to utilize your top skills and work on developing your weakest skills prior to setting out on your new business venture. Remember – there are no “right” […]

Date: 2018/01/05

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

A partnership is an agreement in which two or more persons combine their resources in a business.  What are the different types of partnership and what type of agreement does it entail?

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Date: 2018/01/05

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: 2018/01/05

This aid takes up site selection criteria, such as retail compatibility and zoning, which the small business owner must consider after making use of basic economic, demographic, and traffic analyses.  It offers questions the retailer must ask (and find answers to) before making the all-important choice of store location.

Date: 2018/01/05

A retail consultant was asked, “What are the three factors most likely to ensure retailing success?” The reply was, “(1) Location, (2) location, and (3) location.” This aid is aimed at just one aspect of how to determine the proper site, namely, research into the traffic in that area–both vehicular and pedestrian–that will bring business […]

Date: 2018/01/05

Small retailers, who seek new sites for their stores, or service shops, should add the shopping centre to their lists of possible locations. When they do, however, they should be aware that the advantages of the shopping centre for one type of retailing might be disadvantages for another.  The purpose of this aid is to […]

Date: 2018/01/05