Learning how to prepare business plans

WELLINGTON, PEI – Feb. 21, 2013 – A dozen people, including entrepreneurs, economic development stakeholders and college business students, had the opportunity to learn how to prepare a business plan Feb. 19 during a lunch-and-learn in Wellington.

The much-appreciated session was organized jointly by the Acadian and Francophone Chamber of Commerce of PEI and the Wellington Rural Action Centre.

Guest speaker Giselle Bernard, second from the right (a former entrepreneurial development officer with RDÉE PEI), explained the various components that must absolutely be included in one’s plan. She also mentioned that other elements could be added or adjusted depending on the business’ sector and the entrepreneur’s needs.

Paul Gillespie, right, loan officer with CBDC Central PEI, was also on hand to support Bernard’s talk and to talk about useful web sites. Both answered numerous questions.

They are seen following the session chatting with entrepreneur Ernest Maddix from Maddix Seafood Connection and visual artist Noella Richard.

For more information:

Raymond J. Arsenault
Acadian and Francophone Chamber of Commerce of PEI
(902) 854-3665