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To succeed today, you need to have sound business sense and a set of practical tools. BDC provides you with pertinent resources, whether your business is just starting up or is already well established.

ICT assessment

How do you rate in your use of information and communications technologies? Get instant feedback and recommendations that will help increase sales and improve productivity. Learn more

Website assessment

How does your website measure up? Find out how to make your site’s accessibility and user experience among the best. Learn more

Business plan template

Prepare a professional business plan that gives you an excellent road map for your company. Increase your chances of success with financing. Learn more

Entrepreneurial self-assessment

Find out if you have the aptitude, motivation and drive to run your own business. Learn more

Free eBooks

Discover our of easy-to-read, concise eBooks designed specifically for Canadian entrepreneurs.

Ratio calculators

Ratios are a way to evaluate the performance of your business and identify potential problems. Learn more

Smart Tech blog

An online forum for Canadian entrepreneurs to discuss technology issues, trends, advice and tips with the experts at BDC. Learn more

Business continuity

Be proactive and ensure that your critical services or products are delivered during a disruption. Learn more

Transition guide

Consult our guide (PDF) outlining what you need to know to successfully take your business through a transfer or sale. Learn more

iPhone application

Download our free iPhone application: Business tools and contact information to your local BDC Business Centre; designed for the entrepreneur on the go. Learn more