Writing A Business Plan: Getting Started

If you are looking for practical advice on how to start a small business and how to write a business plan, please see the resources below.

For the actual content of the business plan, see some of the other guides, e.g. North American Industry Information


Search the Library Catalogue for Books

Do a subject search, e.g. small business planning, or, new business planning


Consult the following Websites

Canada Business Network
Industry Canada. Just For Businesses
Ontario. Ministry of Economic Development , Trade, and Employment. Business Enterprise Centres
Service Ontario: ONe-Source for Business
Ontario. Business Immigration
WindsorEssex Small Business Centre
Business Development Bank of Canada
RBC Royal Bank: Resources for Managing your Business
United States. Small Business Administration (American)
BizMove.com: the Small Business Knowledge Base (International)
EnterWeb (International)
Bplans.com - hundreds of sample business plans
Center for Business Planning - includes the Moot Corp. competition winners business plans