New Venture Development

CANDO (Council for the Advancement of Native Development Officers)

Year: 2014

This is part of the Cando Guidebook Series relating to the competencies of the Cando Certification Process. Valuable tools to help Aboriginal Economic Development Officers in their day-to-day work!

Other guidebooks in the series include:

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Table of Contents:

Section One   The Making Of An Entrepreneur
Module 1   Who Are Aboriginal Entrepreneurs?
Module 2   What Are The Characteristics Of An Entrepreneur?
Development Tool   How to Make a Young Business Grow
Module 3   How To Identify The Right Opportunity?
Module 4   What Are The Core Ingredients Of A New Enterprise?
Section Two   Proving The Need For Your Venture
Module 5   How To Spot A True Opportunity?
Module 6   Where Should The Entrepreneur Look For Opportunities?
Development Tool   Where Can I List An Aboriginal Business?
Module 7   How To Identify Community Based Opportunities?
Module 8 What Is A Feasibility Study?
Development Tool   Checklist For A Feasibility Study For Starting A New Business
Section Three   Creating An Effective Business Plan
Module 9   What Is A Business Plan?
Module 10   What Makes A Business Plan Successful?
Development Tool   The Seven Most Important Things Funders Want To See In A Business Plan
Development Tool   Where Can I See Sample Business Plans?
Development Tool   Where Can I Find Resources And Help With My Business Plan?
Module 11   How To Structure A Business Plan?
Development Tool   Fifteen Questions Your Business Plan Should Answer
Section Four   Where Can The Aboriginal Entrepreneur Go For Funding?
Module 12   What Are The ABC’s Of Funding?
Development Tool   How To Create An Effective Elevator Pitch
Module 13   What Are The Prospects And Procedures For Obtaining A Loan?
Module 14   What Are Angel Investors And Venture Capitalists?
Module 15   What Are The Funding Sources From Local, Provincial, And Federal Governments?
Development Tool   Where Can An Aboriginal Entrepreneur Go For Funding?
Section Five   Know Your Market
Module 16   What Do I Need To Know About My Market?
Module 17   What Should I Know About The Competition?
Development Tool   What No Marketing Plan Should Be Without
Development Tool   Can I Market To The Federal Governement?
Module 18   How Can I Use The Four Ps – Product, Place, Price And Promotion?
Module 19   How Can I Promote A New Product Without A Large Advertising Budget?
Development Tool   Eight Suggestions For Direct Marketing
Section Six   Expect The Unexpected: Managing A Young Business
Module 20   How Can I Ride A Start-up With A Slow Start?
Module 21   What Should Every Entrepreneur Know About Managing A Start-up Company?
Development Tool   Five Ways To Make More Time
Module 22   What Should An Entrepreneur Look for In A Team?
Module 23   What Is The Life Cycle of A New Venture And Its Entrepreneurs?
Section Seven   Learning The Legal And Financial Ropes
Module 24   How Should I Structure My Business: Proprietorship, Partnership, Cooperative, or A Corporation?
Module 25   What Are The Tax Requirements Of An Aboriginal-owned Company?
Module 26   Do I Need A Board Of Directors?
Development Tool   Who To Invite Onto A Board Of Directors?
Module 30   How Do I Read – And Prepare – Financial Statements?