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
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.
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.
Step-by-Step Guide to Exporting
The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service (TCS)
This Guide is intended to help get your business export-ready and well positioned for commercial success abroad. Learn the essential principles of exporting whether you are a novice, intermediate or advanced exporter.
Tools and Resources for Starting a New Business
Invest Ottawa website provides tools and resources for Ottawa-based companies to start a new business.
Writing an Export Plan
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 for exporting.