Business is a skill - you can learn it
CFIB has always been committed to educating and assisting aspiring entrepreneurs and first-time small business owners embarking on a start-up venture. Our founder, John Bulloch, was a business professor prior to founding CFIB, and business education continues to be part of our DNA.
Ways that we can help you learn the business skills you need:
VuBiz is our online business courseware partner, offering My StartUp CFIB members courses on a wide array of topics, including business planning and start-up. Courses are absolutely free and self-directed, so you go through them when your schedule allows.
- Our Business Resource (BR) counsellors provide "just in time" tips and advice on any business subject. Think of them as your on-call business tutors. They are just an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or a phone call (1 888 234-2232) away.
- Webinars are FREE and delivered by CFIB business counsellors and other business experts. Look for the latest webinars on the My Startup blog or view past webinars at our Video Library.
Learning Centre offers My StartUp members invaluable courses, including: an introduction to entrepreneurship, finance basics, and how to communicate effectively. But perhaps the most valuable course we offer is business planning. This self-directed online course is a comprehensive step-by-step guide to producing a document that will help you plan your business strategy and communicate your vision to others. Check it out now at the Learning Centre and get a taste of the valuable resources available to you as a member.