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Business Fundamentals: Business Planning

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September 10 @ 9:30 am 11:30 am

Group of people chatting during a Peterborough workshop

There is a saying that “A goal without a plan is just a wish”. We support entrepreneurs in developing plans that allow them to make their business dreams a reality. As part of our Business Fundamentals Workshop series, this session is designed to give you a strong foundation in business planning, and the importance of a comprehensive business plan. We will also share tools available for creating a business plan and our top tips for creating a plan ready to share with banks and funding agencies to secure financing.

You will take away from this session an enhanced understanding of business planning, and you will leave with a completed Business Model Canvas that covers the following key points: In this session, you will learn why every entrepreneur and small business needs have a plan to help guide them and what the various sections of the business plan covers. We’ll share tools available for creating a business plan, our top tips for creating a plan ready to submit for financing.

You will leave with a completed Business Model Canvas covering the following key points:

  • Customer Segments
  • Value Proposition
  • Channels to Market
  • Customer Relationships
  • Revenue Streams
  • Key Activities + Resources
  • Key Partnerships
  • Cost Structures

About the Business Fundamentals Workshops

Peterborough & the Kawarthas Business Advisory Centre has launched the Business Fundamentals workshops based on demands from our clients for more dedicated sessions on three subject areas:
1) Business Planning, 2) Marketing & Sales, and 3) Profitable Operations. These workshops are setup to provide entrepreneurs with a full foundational learning experience. While you are able to choose which workshops best suit your needs, we recommend entrepreneurs attend all three Business Fundamentals Workshops (in any order).

This workshop is offered free of charge. Please arrive 10 minutes prior to the workshop to complete check-in.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is parking available?
A: There is plenty of free parking available at the King Street Parkade – just half a block from our building at VentureNorth just west of the intersection of King & George in Downtown Peterborough (150-202 King St, Peterborough, ON). The parking lot at VentureNorth is for permit holders only.

Q: I haven’t registered for the event, can I still attend?
A: If you haven’t had the opportunity to register you may still attend, however, we ask that you be respectful of other attendees and arrive on time.

Q: Do I have to bring my printed ticket with me to the event?

A: You do not need to bring a ticket with you – we are looking forward to seeing you

Q: What should I bring with me to the workshop?
A: Bring your questions and your passion to learn, we also recommend a pen and notebook.

Peterborough & the Kawarthas Economic Development

Venture North Board Room

270 George St. N.
Peterborough, K9J 3H1 Canada