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ENTR 4P10: Planning New Venture Creation

A guide to conducting research for your new venture plan assignment. Covers finding business ideas, company & industry research, markets, financials, sample business plans, and APA style help.

Organizational & Legal Issues

Some new venture plans may require you to provide details on production or operational processes, intellectual property issues, and other aspects of organizational feasibility analysis.

If you are starting a specific type of small business, such as a restaurant or a retail store, there often 'how to' books that might answer these types of questions. Try searching  or Google Books  to identify relevant titles.

Human Resources

Do you require employees with specialized skills? How hard will it be to recruit key employees? Consult these sources for more insight:

Facilities / Location & Production / Operations

The following sources can help when assessing production and operating requirements for your new product or service as well as the availability of affordable office, retail, manufacturing, of other types of spaces:

Sourcing Products, Equipment & Suppliers

Consult one of the following Canadian trade directories in order to identify companies that manufacture or distribute industrial products and services. Most directories allow you to search by company, product, or brand name, or to browse by category.

Library Databases: