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Purpose of this Guide

A well-researched business plan can make a big impact on the success of your venture.

This Research Guide focuses on helping you access secondary sources of information, such as trade magazines, industry reports, and statistics. 

Remember that primary research is also a very useful component of your business plan.Try contacting and speaking directly with industry professionals to gain detailed insights.

Business Plan From Start to Finish

The following link focuses on access to resources for locating business intelligence to support your business plan.

For information on writing a business plan from start to finish, try the following resources:

Key Website: Canada Business Network

The Government of Canada's portal for entrepreneurs. An extremely helpful site that provides information on starting, planning, financing, managing and growing your own business.

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