Business Planning Sites and Training
Chinook Entrepreneurial Challenge Business Plan Template The following business plan templates are for informational purposes only.
Community Futures Lethbridge Region
Strategyer – Business Model and Value Proposition Canvas
Economic Development Lethbridge
Business Link – Business Plans and Checklists, Taxation Information, Home Based Businesses, Licensing, Interactive Business Planner, etc.
Interactive Business Planner – Prepare a 3 year business plan by using a question and answer format.
Strategis – Guides to Starting a Business, Financing, Exporting, Researching Markets, etc.
Government of Alberta
Alberta Agriculture Food and Rural Development (AAFRD) – Everything agriculture from business planning to finance/tax and science
Alberta Economic Development (AED) – Economic development, business start-up and advice
Alberta Government – Alberta government home page with links to all government business sites
Alberta First – Premiere web site for statistical data about Alberta communities and marketplaces.
Small Business Alberta – Alberta Small Business Resources is a directory of business resources for new and established entrepreneurs.
Government of Canada
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) – Everything agriculture at the federal level.
Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) – Canadian financier.
Canada’s International Business Strategy (CIBS) – Government of Canada site for international business opportunities
Canadian Trade Commissioner Service – Export market studies and business opportunities
Government of Canada – Financing, Taxation, Human Resources
Human Resources Development Canada – Grant/Contribution Programs
Canada Customs & Revenue Agency – Extensive information on tax rights and regulations
Regulations for Small Business – Links to relevant government regulations from a variety of sources governing small business startup and operation in Canada
Statistics Canada – Demographics statistics
Western Economic Diversification – Small business financing and information
Employabilities – Finance
Entrepreneurs with Disabilities
Agriculture Financial Services Corporation (AFSC) – Alberta government supported financing information
Business Development Bank of Canada – Canadian financier.
Canadian Commercial Corporation – Canadian commercial finance agency
Credit Reporting Agencies – Online credit reporting services
NorthStar Trade Finance – BC-based export financing company
Tax and Accounting Sites Directory – Global tax information.
International Financial Institutions
United Nations (UN)
World Bank (WB)
Canadian Franchise Association – The CFA is a national trade association of franchisors committed to achieving excellence in franchising.
Franchise Opportunities: Directory of franchise businesses for sale – Largest Canadian franchise directory on the web that specifically license in Canada.
Business Tips – Franchising checklist
Canada 411 Telephone Directory – Directory for business or personal phone numbers and addresses
Dun and Bradstreet Information Services – Database for credit marketing, management decisions, purchasing and receivables
FreightWorld – Worldwide freight transportation and logistics.
YVR Cargo Online – Vancouver International Airport cargo tracking and information.
Manitoba Trade and Investment Corporation – Manitoba trade promotion agency
Export Source – Comprehensive Canadian export information
Manufacturers’ Agents of North America (MANA) – Resource for manufacturing companies to find sales rep’s.
Saskatchewan Trade Export Partnership – Saskatchewan trade export directory
Trade Show News Network – Search for world-wide trade shows including Canada
International Trade Administration – Customized state export data
National Trade Data Bank – U.S. Federal economic and trade information
TradePort – U.S. trade information, leads and company data bases
Business Plan Samples
Bplans.com – This site is dedicated to selling business planning software but it does have 60 free sample business plans
British Columbia Services Society – 5 sample plans for retail, manufacturing, service, primary, and publishing company’s.
MIT $100k Entrepreneurship Competition – Resource page for another business planning competition
Moot Corp Competition – Examples of business plans presented at the Moot Corp competition at the University of Texas
Miscellaneous Business Sites
Checklist for going into Business – Provides checklist for going into business, provides a quick list of important areas to consider when looking at starting a business
US Small Business Administration Business Plans – Business plan templates and resources
Wall Street Executive Library – Provides multiple resource links to valuable business planning tools
Securities & Exchange Commission – EDGAR public company filings (US)
SEDAR – Public company filings (CANADA)
Deal Generator – Deal generator is a regional initiative to develop high quality deal flow for early stage enterprises
Inno-centre Alberta – The inno centre model brings enhanced access to capitla and mentoring for start up ventures
Nua Surveys – Site has many surveys relating to internet demographics and buying patterns in certain industries
Recombinant Capital – Biotechnology industry analysis
Red Herring– Venture Capital and technology magazine
U.S Census Bureau – American demographic and business information