Staff at Vancity see hundreds of business
plans each year from new and aspiring entrepreneurs. Our experience tells us there are five areas
in a business plan where entrepreneurs may skimp on research or not spend enough time.
Mission, vision, values and business philosophy Competitive advantage
Cash flow projections SWOT analysis and
Market potential We want you and your business to succeed.
And experience tells us that the better you understand your own business, the better your
chance of success. That’s why we offer a series of in-person,
interactive workshops for small businesses. Applying the tips in this Vancity series – and
taking our workshops for small business – will help you create a great plan.
Find out more at vancity.com/businessplan or, visit a branch to talk to one of our business
specialists who can help you with your business needs.