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Business Planning

Licensing,  Permits &  Business Regulations

Major City Halls for Municipality Business Licensing

North Vancouver City Hall

141 14th St W
(604) 985-7761
Open until 5:00 PM

Vancouver City Hall

453 W 12th Ave
(604) 873-7000
Open until 5:00 PM

Burnaby City Hall

4949 Canada Way
(604) 294-7944
Open until 4:45 PM

Surrey City Hall

13450 104 Ave
(604) 591-4011
Open until 4:30 PM

Richmond City Hall

6911 Road No. 3
(604) 276-4000
Open until 5:00 PM

New Westminster City Hall

511 Royal Ave
(604) 521-3711
Open until 5:00 PM

Pitt Meadows City Hall

12007 Harris Rd
(604) 465-5454
Open until 4:30 PM

City of Maple Ridge

11995 Haney Pl
(604) 463-5221
Open until 4:00 PM

Coquitlam City Hall and Business Resources

3000 Guildford Way
(604) 927-3000
Open until 5:00 PM

Port Coquitlam City Hall

2580 Shaughnessy St
(604) 927-5411
Open until 4:30 PM

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Sample business plans and templates

These organizations may provide tools to help their clients prepare professional business plans through their regional offices or via the Web.

Business plan writing support from Canadian banks

If you need funding support for your business from a bank, the bankers will expect your business plan contains specific information in order to take financing decision. These requirements may vary from one bank to another, and from one type of business to another. Therefore, if you know which institution(s) you would like to speak with, it’s a good idea to see what key sections they would like included. Here are some business plan writing resources from Canadian banks: