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Join Business Link Indigenous Services, Winfire Business Services and Alberta Indian Investment Corporation for a 6-part workshop series on Business Planning! This series will use Business Link’s Indigenous Business Planning Workbook as a guided template for your business planning success.

Please be advised that when registering for this event you will be committing to the full 6 workshops. Those who attend the entire series will receive a certificate of completion issued by Business Link Indigenous Services and Alberta Indian Investment Corporation…a great addition to the appendices section of your business plan!

STEP 1: February 8 (1:30-3:00 PM)

  • Finding the right business idea;
  • Evaluating your Idea;
  • Creating a preliminary vision of your business

STEP 2: February 10 (1:30-3:00 PM)

  • Learning about your industry and market;
  • Learning about your customers;
  • Analyzing your competition

STEP 3: February 15 (1:30-3:00 PM)

  • Deciding what the business will do, defining the image of your business;
  • Defining in more detail your products and services;
  • Business process and procedures;
  • Considering the distribution of your products and services;
  • Making location decisions;
  • Developing a promotional strategy

STEP 4: February 17 (1:30-3:00 PM)

  • Deciding how the business will operate;
  • Establishing human resource requirements;
  • Developing an operational plan;
  • Handling legal requirements

STEP 5: February 22 (1:30-3:00 PM)

  • Working with financial plans;
  • Determining start-up costs;
  • Forecasting cash flow, creating income statements and balance sheet projections

STEP 6: February 24 (1:30 – 3:00 PM)

  • Writing the business plan;
  • Formatting the business plan;
  • Putting the pieces together

Please reach out to is@businesslink.ca for any questions you may have regarding this workshop series.


Please note: This program may be recorded