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Business Planning

A business plan is important to help the owner validate the business concept and set clear goals.

It also gives investors, banks, suppliers, partners and potential hires information to make decisions about working with the company.

Below are links to Banks, Industrial Development Organizations and Private sector guides, templates and tools for writing effective business plans.

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Bank of Montreal’s Business Coach Series
Find booklets, podcasts and planning resources that can help you start, grow and improve your business.

The Online Business Learning Centre for Teens In this comprehensive business learning center provided by, you will find lots of business resources covering such topics like business basics, types of businesses, entrepreneurship, jobs and employment, international business, how our country is run by businesses, and more. 

Your Guide to Business Planning – CIBC
Start planning with the help of this line-by-line approach to business plan writing that takes you through the process one step at a time.

Create the Plan — RBC Royal Bank
Learn about the 7 key sections to a business plan and find samples to help you prepare your plan.

Scotiabank — Scotia Plan Writer for business
You can use this interactive tool to help you create an effective business plan.

TD Canada Trust Business Planner
Let the TD Canada Trust Business Planner walk you through the development of a seamless business plan to help you get off on the right foot.

BDC Business Plan Templates
You may create your own professional business plan with the help of BDC’s sample plans and business plan template.

Online Business Plan — CBDC
If you are a new or aspiring entrepreneur, you can use this guide to prepare a business plan.

Sample Business Plans —
Get inspired by browsing samples of industry-specific business plans.

Writing an Effective Business Plan
Great business plans are the cornerstone of entrepreneurship. This guide will help you write a business plan that will reflect your brilliant ideas.

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