Business Services and Tools
The Peterborough CFDC offers the following services:
Business Plan Review
Constructing a comprehensive business plan is the first step to a successful business. The CFDC will review your business plan, and give you constructive feedback and evaluation, absolutely free of charge. To have a draft of your completed business plan reviewed, just drop a copy off at our office. You can also pick up a business plan template in our office, or download a business plan template here.
Whether you're just starting out, or you need advice to face a particular business challenge, the CFDC can help. Make an appointment for a consultation, and we can help with mentoring, counselling, marketing, and loans.
This comprehensive package provides the tools you need to start up a business, including: a business plan outline, quick tip sheet, cash flow forecast, information sheets on many aspects of business and brochures. Start-up packages are available at our office.
We currently run workshops for Business Start-Up and Business Management. Please visit the Programs and Workshops page for dates and details.
Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF)
The Peterborough CFDC is an official Community Partner for the Canadian Youth Business Foundation. Please visit the Programs and Workshops page for more information.
Canada Business Ontario
Canada Business Ontario contains excellent information for business startup and expansion. The search engine is particularly useful for specific exploration. For information on rules and regulations, please search only in the Ontario section. Each provincial page contains different subject specialties (ie: the British Columbia site specializes in Women in Business, while the Saskatchewan site has outstanding information on marketing) so be sure to check out each section.
The Marketing Plan is a written statement describing the intentions of an organization in marketing a service, product or brand. The plan should specify the activities, responsibilities, target markets, time-scales, controls and resources over a one year period. There should be a medium and long term goal for the plan, but should focus mainly on the short term since things change, people leave, markets evolve, and customers come and go.