Lunch-and-learn to show entrepreneurs how to prepare a business plan

WELLINGTON, PEI – Feb. 25, 2020 – Entrepreneurs and those considering establishing a business are invited to a lunch-and-learn Wednesday, March 25, at 12 noon at the Wellington Rural Action Centre 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 session will be led in French by Giselle Bernard, community development officer with the Rural Development Division of the Department of Fisheries and Communities. Bernard 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 the lunch-and-learn, 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 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 basic business plan, which sharing a few examples of fictional business plans. 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 and even start preparing a business plan.

The registration fee for this event, which covers both the session and a lunch, is $5 for Chamber members and $10 for non-members. Those wishing to participate must register no later than Friday, March 20, by contacting Josée Ouellette at 902-854-3439, Ext. 228, or at



For more information:
Raymond J. Arsenault
Acadian and Francophone Chamber of Commerce of PEI
(902) 854-3439, Ext. 231