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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.

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

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

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

This free resource, developed by Strategyzer, will help you create, design and describe your business model.

Date: 2018/01/01

This handy tool, created by Scotiabank, will help you navigate through the various parts of your business plan.

Date: 2018/01/01

This ten-step guide, created by Small Business BC, guides you through the process of satisfying all the legal requirements of your startup. For help with starting a business in BC, also register for the FREE interactive phone-in Starting a Business Info Session offered by Women’s Enterprise Centre.

Date: 2018/01/01

From Interior Savings Credit Union The Business Planner helps you map your road to success. Lay out your business strategy, analyze your markets and establish your financial plan with this step by step exercise. You’ll gain a better understanding of your business goals and where we can come in to help you achieve them. Note: […]

Date: 2018/01/01

From Coast Capital Savings As you try to define your financial priorities and the income that you need to get from your business, it’s a good idea to review your personal budget. There are many online tools to help you, and this home budget calculator from Coast Capital Savings is a good example of an […]

Date: 2018/01/01

This tool helps you understand the five forces that impact your business environment: competitive rivalry, supplier power, buyer power, threat of substitution, and threat of new entry.

Date: 2018/01/01

The Canadian Intellectual Property Office is responsible for the administration and processing of the greater part of intellectual property in Canada. CIPO’s areas of activity include patents, trademarks, copyrights, industrial designs, and integrated circuit topographies.

Date: 2018/01/01