Business Plan Development Program

The Business Plan Development Program provides extensive training and support to develop a comprehensive business plan.

Once individuals attend the Opportunity Readiness Workshop and complete an application, approved participants attend six weeks of in-class instruction, and develop and complete a business plan within a ten week period.

Individuals eligible for EI benefits or Reachback can be sponsored and referred by WorkBC to the program. Individuals not sponsored by WorKBC may purchase a seat in the Business Plan Development Program for $835 + GST, based on availability and suitability. Bursaries and other financial support may also be available through Community Futures. Please call 250-868-2132 for more info. 

Please note, all applicants must attend the Opportunity Readiness Workshop prior to applying for the Business Plan Development Program.

The 6 week Business Plan Development Program includes:

Week 1 & 2 - Operations and Management

Business management, operating plan, business plan writing and layout, vision, goals, objectives, risk management and guest speaker presentations during 4.5 days of instruction.

Week 3 & 4 - Market Research and Market Strategies

Collecting, analysing and finalizing market research, developing marketing strategies based on this research, effective sales staretgies, promotions and sales forecasting during 4 days of instruction.

Week 5 - Finance

Financial planning, cash flow forecasting, income statement and balance sheet preparation, sales and cost analysis, financing strategies including personal financial planning during 4 days of instruction.

Week 6 - Wrap Up

One on one counseling is provided to assist the participant in writing, editing, troubleshooting and modifying the business plan in preparation for a final draft.

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