Lunch & Learn to show entrepreneurs how to prepare a business plan

WELLINGTON, PEI – Jan. 24, 2013 – Entrepreneurs and those considering establishing a business are invited to a lunch-and-learn Tuesday, Feb. 19, at 12 noon in Wellington to learn how to prepare a business plan – an indispensable tool for those wishing to establish a new business or expand an existing one.

Presented jointly by the Wellington Rural Action Centre and the Acadian and Francophone Chamber of Commerce of PEI, this French session will be led by Giselle Bernard, who was previously employed for 12 years as an economic development officer with RDÉE Prince Edward Island. During that time, she had the opportunity to help dozens and dozens of businesses prepare their business plans.

During these sessions, Bernard will start off by explaining what a business plan is along with why and how it is important for a business. She’ll mention that it’s a document that should be in constant change and evolution as the business continues to grow.

She’ll then provide a general overview of the types of elements that should be contained in a regular business plan. She’ll provide a few examples of plans so that participants can see directly what such plans look like. She’ll close off by presenting a list of resources and services that are available to help businesses complete their plans and to find information that should be included.

Participants will then get to ask questions.

The registration fee for this event, which covers both the session and a lunch, is $5 for Chamber members and $10 for non-members. The session will be held in the RDÉE PEI boardroom at 48 Mill Rd. Those wishing to participate must register no later than Feb. 15 by contacting Jeannine Arsenault at (902) 854-2328, Ext. 228, or at


For more information:

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