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Export and Business Plans

Developing Your Business Plan
Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)
This section of the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) website provides an outline of the key elements of a plan and a free template.

Free Business Plan Samples
Canada Business
Having a proper plan is essential to export success. This section of the Canada Business website focuses on "Writing a Business Plan" and offers resources such as a step-by-step guide to exporting.

General Business Services
International Trade Centre (ITC)
ITC’s goal is to help developing and transitioning countries achieve sustainable human development through exports. Our services are delivered through five complementary business services: business and trade policy, export strategy, strengthening trade support institutions, trade intelligence and exporter competitiveness.

Marketing Basics
Canada Business
This section of the Canada Business website focuses on marketing basics. Key principles include: what is marketing, developing a marketing plan, how branding works, low-cost marketing ideas and other pertinent topics.

Tools and Resources for Starting a New Business
Invest Ottawa
Invest Ottawa website provides tools and resources for Ottawa-based companies to start a new business.

Writing an Export Plan + Step by Step Guide to Exporting
Canada Business
Having a proper plan is essential to export success. This section of the Canada Business website focuses on "Writing an Export Plan" and offers resources such as a step-by-step guide to exporting.

Want to grow your business through exporting?

Want to grow your business through exporting?

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