Who runs the Biz Plan Generator
Co-operatives First manages and maintains the Biz Plan Generator. As an organization, they promote and support business development based on the co-op model. This site is a key tool in supporting new projects alongside our resource website, the Co-op Creator.
Who funds the site
The Biz Plan Generator is powered with funding from Vancity Credit Union. Co-operatives First is funded by The Co-operative Retailing System and Federated Co-operatives Limited. In addition to these resources, Co-operatives First provides in-person and online supports for co-op start-ups. These supports range from the funding of feasibility studies to bylaw reviews and financing plans to facilitated meetings.
Who should use the site
Entrepreneurs seeking to build a plan for their business. If you’re starting a co-op, you’ve come to the right place. The Biz Plan Generator is designed to make business planning easier than ever. Follow our steps to build your own customized business plan that you can use to engage new members, attract investors, or guide operations.
Need extra support?
Need some help creating your business plan? Not sure how to operationalize your business? Check out some of these resources. Our guide to building a business model canvas will help you identify the key factors that will make your business successful. For some extra guidance, check out our Intro to Co-ops: Co-op Entrepreneurs online course. This free course walks you through the process of starting a business.