Business Plans

Want some general information on how you even begin to think about business planning?

CLICK HERE FOR HOW TO START, MARKET RESEARCH AND MORE

CBDC has an online and a printable version of a Business Plan:

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Don’t feel you have to complete this alone.  Please let us know if we can help you!

Our business officers in Queens and Lunenburg County are here to assist you as you investigate your business concept and begin to build a plan.

There is NO CHARGE for these services.

Contact us today to arrange an appointment with a Business Officer in your area:

Telephone: (902) 354-2616

Toll Free: 1-888-303-2232

Facsimile: (902) 354-7355

Email: sso@cbdc.ca

Offices:

7 Henry Hensey Drive  Liverpool, NS B0T 1K0

373 King Street  Bridgewater, NSB4V 1B1

Business Officer: Elaine Callaghan

Business Officer: Grant Oxner

If it is more convenient for your business, please contact us and a Business Officer can come directly to your business to discuss your business expansion or start-up needs.

Business Benchmarking Tool

Compare your Business Projections with Results of Businesses in Canada

SME Benchmarking Tool , from Industry Canada, offers industry-specific income statement and balance sheet data for small and medium sized businesses. SMEBenchmarking Tool allows you to:

  • Estimate the operating costs for your new business;
  • View financial performance averages in your industry;
  • Enter your own financial data to see how your business measures up to comparably sized firms.

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Statistics and Community Profiles

Look to Statistics Canada to find facts about people and other interests:

Statistics Canada 2011 census  information for Lunenburg County:

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Statistics Canada 2011 census  information for Queens County:

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Statistics Canada statistics, sorted by subject.  Examples: Health, Retail and wholesale, Construction, Agriculture and More.

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Industry Canada’s Economic and Market research statistics.

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In-depth, industry-specific analysis and information on Canadian business

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Links in Researching Your Business

 

Compare your Business Projections with Results of Businesses in Canada SME Benchmarking Tool offers industry-specific income statement and balance sheet data for small and medium sized businesses. SME Benchmarking Tool allows you to:

Estimate the operating costs for your new business;

View financial performance averages in your industry;

Enter your own financial data to see how your business measures up to comparably sized firms. Click here for more information

 

Canada Nova Scotia Business Service Center:

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General Startup Information available by telephone or online from Government of Canada.

 

 

Marketing:

How to Prepare a Marketing Strategy:

 

Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency

http://www.acoa-apeca.gc.ca/Eng/Pages/Home.aspx

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Canada Customs and Revenue Agency Information for Businesses:

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Income Tax:

Canada Customs Revenue Agency Eligible Business Expenses:

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Sole Proprietorship Statement of Business Activities

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Export:

Export Development Canada’s

The starting place for potential exporters. Click here for more information 

 

Trade data onine provides the ability to generate customized reports on Canada’s and U.S. trade in goods with over 200 countries. Industry Canada site.  Click here for more information

 

Licenses and Permits

BizPaL provides Canadian businesses with one-stop access to permit and licence information for all levels of government. Click here for more information

 

TOURISM

Key indicators collected by province NS.   Includes use of fixed roof accomodations.

http://www.gov.ns.ca/econ/tourism/research/facts-figures/key-tourism-indicators.asp

 

Tourism Business guides provided by province NS

http://www.gov.ns.ca/econ/tourism/building-business/guides/business-guides.asp