Research and Planning

Phase 1 of the BA program gives you the resources you need to prepare for business through research and planning.

Phase 1 provides:

Eight online training modules:

Self and Business Assessment Stage

  • Module 1: Career Decision Making

Developing Your Business Idea Stage

  • Module 2: Researching Your Business Idea
  • Module 3: Developing Your Strategies
  • Module 4: Forming Your Business
  • Module 5: Working From Home
  • Module 6: Sales and Service
  • Module 7: Preparing Your Financials

Writing Your Business Plan Stage:

  • Module 8: Writing Your Business Plan

Each module has an:

  • Introduction
  • Learning Objectives
  • Reading Material
  • Glossary of Terms
  • Self Quizzes
  • Resource Links
  • Instructional Videos
  • Worksheets (that will become the foundation for your business plan)

After completing your business plan you will send it BY EMAIL to your business coach. The BA Mentor Team will then review your business plan and provide you with valuable suggestions and feedback.

After successfully completing Phase 1 you will gain access to Phase 2 of the program.

Support from your business coach

Business Coaching: You have the opportunity to gain resources from one-on-one discussions with our business coaches. They are available to field questions or discuss your ideas as you work through the modules and develop your business plan! You can reach your business coach through:
Skype, telephone, GoToTraining sessions, email, and fax

LIVE webinars and networking sessions

Webinars are provided using GoToTraining web conferencing technology.

Our series of interactive sessions include:

  • WOW SESSION! Modules 1 and 2: Business Essentials
  • WOW SESSION! Module 3: Developing Your Strategies
  • WOW SESSION! Module 4: Forming Your Business
  • WOW SESSION! Module 5: Working From Home
  • WOW SESSION! Module 6: Sales and Service
  • WOW SESSION! Module 7: Preparing Your Financials
  • WOW SESSION! Module 8: Writing Your Business Plan
  • BUSINESS CASES! Start This Business!
  • SELECT SERIES! Guerrilla Marketing
  • SELECT SERIES! Goal Setting: Everybody Needs This!
  • SELECT SERIES! Nuts and Bolts of Public Speaking
  • SELECT SERIES! Green Your Business
  • KNOW MORE! Make A Change Canada Information Session

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