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Flow chart of business strategy and planning


Business Planning

There are many resources to support newcomer entrepreneurs.

There are also many factors you need to look at when planning a business. They include banking, taxes, legal issues and business structures.

This section outlines the important basics that you need to understand and links you to more resources and details.

Local Assistance

Business Advisory Centre of Northumberland (BACN)

As a newcomer who wants to start a small business, the BACN can help you in the following ways:

  • Free consultations with a qualified business consultant
  • Business plan development
  • Marketing plan assistance
  • Provide you with informational booklets, pamphlets and brochures
  • Business seminars, workshops, and specific educational activities 
  • Guidance on licenses, permits, registration, regulations, etc. required to start and build a business
  • Business coaching and networking opportunities

IDEAHUB, which is located in Port Hope is a rich resource that supports new businesses in the region. If you wish to become a member you will have access to their wide range of services that includes business seminars and business mentoring. To help you with your business plan, visit their Business Planning Tools page. 

Northumberland Community Futures Development Corporation (CFDC) supports entrepreneurial activities through its programs. They also provide assistance through their business loans programs and grants.

Other Useful Sites