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