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.

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 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

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

The Consumer Taxation Branch administers the province’s hotel room tax, municipal and regional district tax, tobacco tax, designated property, motor fuel tax, and horse racing tax. It also provides important information about how these taxes may apply to you or your business.

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