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Flow chart of business strategy and planning


Business Planning

There are many resources to support newcomer entrepreneurs.

There are also many factors you need to look at when planning a business. They include banking, taxes, legal issues and business structures.

This section outlines the important basics that you need to understand and links you to more resources and details.

Local Assistance

Business & Entrepreneurship Centre of Northumberland (BECN)

As a newcomer who wants to start a small business, the BECN can help you in the following ways:

  • Free consultations with a qualified business consultant
  • Business plan development
  • Marketing plan assistance
  • Provide you with informational booklets, pamphlets and brochures
  • Business seminars, workshops, and specific educational activities 
  • Guidance on licenses, permits, registration, regulations, etc. required to start and build a business
  • Business coaching and networking opportunities

Northumberland Community Futures Development Corporation (CFDC) supports entrepreneurial activities through its programs. They also provide assistance through their business loans programs and grants.

Other Useful Sites