Tools

 

Business Planning Guide

The Aboriginal Business & Community Development Centre has developed a business planning template to assist our clients. The Business Planning Guide is available for download here.

 

Community Futures Self Employment Explorer Tool

Community Futures has created an online resource for youth with disabilities to help them explore self employment as a career option. It is called, “The Self Employment Explorer,” and is available online, and in CD ROM format. It is also available in complete Braille translation.

This toolkit is for any youth between the ages of 14 and 24 who has a disability, health condition, or any barrier to regular employment. The Toolkit will help explain key concepts of self employment; it offers self assessment worksheets and online tools to measure one’s entrepreneurial potential; it offers fundamental steps in creating a business plan and selling one’s product ; it offers links to resources to help one get going with a small business operation.

The site is now live on the Community Futures BC EDP website:  http://www.toolkit.cf-edp.ca/

 

Business Incorporation  

Finding the right kind of incorporation for your business depends on your particular needs. Western Economic Development has funded ABDC to provide incorporation assistance services to our business development clients that include one-on-one consultation and workshops (PowerPoint presentation available here). The following documentation can help you decide if incorporation is right for you and your business.