You’ve got to know the ropes when you’re running your own business. Choose the right tool for the job and you’re on your way to getting it done efficiently, effectively and profitably.
Planning for Success: Your Guide to Preparing a Business and Marketing Plan (HTML version) will help you when starting a new business or as you continue to build your current business. It outlines what you need to develop a comprehensive strategy. With a well-developed strategy, your business is much more likely to succeed. It will also help you build the profitability of your new product or service in a competitive business environment. It helps you discover what is unique or innovative about your idea so you can sell it.
Evaluate your management skills is a questionnaire that will help you identify ways to become a better manager.
A variety of other tools also available include:
Finding the funds can be a challenge. ACOA can help you with a list of organizations and programs that may help finance your business idea.
For a list of financing tools visit the Canada Business website.