Developing a Business Plan

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Help your business secure financing by developing a strong business plan. A strong plan will also help you determine potential weaknesses and opportunities for your business. This plan is your roadmap for launching and succeeding in your business.

The plan will assist you in making informed decisions before you commit legally or financially to your business. Your business plan will also help you clearly outline your marketing strategy, operational plan and a financial plan.

How to develop your business plan

  • Learn the 7 key sections of a business plan from Small Business BC (Website. New window)
  • Access templates and sample business plans from Canada Business (Website. New window)
  • Find samples and templates of business plans from Business Development Bank of Canada (Website. New window). 
  • Most financial institutions can also help you develop a business plan.