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.

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

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 online calculator you can […]

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

Small Business BC is one of WEC’s partners in the BC Business Service Network. They have a long list of articles and blogs that you may find helpful in starting your own business.

Date: 2018/01/01

What is risk? Risk, in insurance terms, is the possibility of a loss or other adverse event that has the potential to interfere with an organization’s ability to fulfill its mandate, and for which an insurance claim may be submitted. This tool allows the user to select a type of risk and then identify and […]

Date: 2018/01/01

The Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC) is the professional association of patent agents, trademark agents, and lawyers practising in all areas of intellectual property (IP) law. On their website, you can learn about intellectual property, including patents, trademarks and copyrights.

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

The Women’s Enterprise Centre of Manitoba and the WECM Entrepreneurship Centre of Excellence presents an online Business Plan Development course that teaches you about the critical components of a comprehensive and effective plan. Using a step-by-step process, the four modules in the series will help entrepreneurs explore their business concepts and then to build the […]

Date: 2018/01/01

Simply Legal is an online legal resource centre that is designed specifically for small businesses. All of Simply Legal’s online incorporation services are provided by Simply Legal Law Corporation which is a reputable law firm that is qualified and licensed to practice law in British Columbia. Their kits and documents are prepared by qualified and […]

Date: 2018/01/01