Starting Your Own Business

If you’re ready to start your own business, the Cornwall Business Enterprise Centre (CBEC) should be your first stop! An excellent resource for business owners, the Centre helps business owners and entrepreneurs succeed in Cornwall by offering information, tools, and support during start-up and growth stages of your business. For more information, click on the following link:

Business Plan

To get your business started, you need to create a business plan. A business plan is a document that describes your business, its objectives and strategies, the market you are targeting and your financial forecast. It is important to have a business plan because it helps you set realistic goals, secure external funding, measure your success, and establish reasonable financial expectations.

Your business plan should include:

  • Executive summary (business description)
  • Identifying your business opportunity
  • Marketing and sales strategy of a business plan
  • Your team
  • Operations
  • Financial forecasts of a business plan
  • Other useful documentation

The Cornwall Business Enterprise Centre website offers a Business Plan Wizard. This is a helpful resource that’s available free of charge to any individuals and organizations interested in learning about or developing a business plan. Click the link below to use the Business Plan Wizard: