Large grain farm in Montana - 35,000 acres


Private Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution of Natural Gas


Shares for sale in a Profitable Goldmine in Arizona


Real Estate


Integrated Facility Operations & Supply model in market tested (7yr) and ready for national launch.


Short term real estate investment with guaranteed return


Langley BC Cannabis - Summer 2019 Investment Proposal


Own part of renewable energy Anaerobic Digester in Canada with Excellent returns


Mining Expansion & Acquisition Opportunity


Short Term Real Estate Opportunity - Over 20 Years of Experience


Capital required to keep up with growth demands




LAST CHANCE !GREAT PASSIVE INCOME! Own part of a Natural Gas station in Ontario, Alberta or BC


Real Estate 2-3 yr 60%+ ROI...Multiple opportunities per week


Mobile Application for Planning Events


Village Specialized Education - Autism Focused Learning Tools


Investor/partner needed for business 'step-up'


Hubudub Ltd.


MyStory App


Roses Forever


Zollv a new way to watch videos online


Equity and dividend.


Dorscheid Brothers looking for investor partners, to become part of the team, in growing company.


Igor Acet Services


16% to 45% IRR - Turn Key Real Property, Pre-Construction & Organic Agriculture Opportunities


Structural Steel and Misc. Steel Fabrication and Erection


PURR-fect Harmony Licensing to Global Pet Product Company


Evotrux - "Airbnb for Freight"


Seeking Investor for Canadian Inventor - Baby/Kids Products & Retail Industry


Investor or partner


FIN Tech ecommerce app seeking strategic partners.


Kisik Construction Inc.


Biomass Energy Farm




Help our 30 yr SOUP BAR EXPAND! Help us Re-Brand!


Equity in Clean Tech Company


CBD Hemp Extraction, Investment Opportunity


Rapid Stor - Marketplace for Storage Spaces


Tomorrow's house Today





Canadian Investment Network

Business Plan Tips

What Investors Are Looking For In A Plan

Investors, whether angels or VC's, are looking for the same things when reading a business plan. They want to know how big the opportunity is, whether this is the right team to exploit the opportunity, who the competition is, what the risks are, and why they can expect this team to implement successfully. Your job in writing the business plan is to address these questions convincingly and clearly.

Emphasize Your Real Strengths

Highlight what your team brings to the table. If your business hinges on a particular competency (for example, understanding the procurement process), your plan will be more persuasive if one of your team members knows something about it and that is brought out in your plan. Rather than including generic resumes of team members, tailor the resumes to draw out the experience each member has that will make him or her a valuable contributor.

Get To The Point And Make It Clear And Comprehensive

Investors see many business plans. A 20-page plan which clearly lays out your business is far more likely to be read than a 100 page plan. Today, some entrepreneurs are using a 15 slide Powerpoint presentation. If your text is short and punchy, you won't need to repeat yourself, because the reader won't be bogged down keeping ten chapters in their head. Reading the same thing over and over, even if it's in different words, can get really tiring. The more you use brevity and give each concept a single home in your document, the more people will want to read it.

Write In Plain English

If you can't explain your idea in English, either you don't understand what you're talking about (What is a transaction enabled atomic journaling database server, anyway?) or you haven't simplified the idea enough. Think, revise, and try again.

Get Rid Of The Hype

Yes, we know you will be the "premier insert product category here of the Internet, achieving 99% market penetration with 60% customer retention in 3 months". Your product will reach "new heights in customer experience through the use of personalization and one-to-one profiling and customization". It will be "user friendly" because you will be creating a truly "ecstatic customer experience". It is a "quantum leap forward" in the marketplace for product category here. Um, yeah. Believe me, we've read it before. About a dozen times today, in fact. (And by the way, the phrase "quantum leap" really doesn't mean anything.) Stick to a tight, simple explanation of your idea. Convince your reader you'll be the best because your idea is the best, not because you can string a dozen buzzwords together.

Use Quantifiable Information

In each section, back up your assertions with solid facts. Even if you are a new venture and cannot give specific figures on the performance of your business, quote figures for the industry or your competitors. These real figures carry more weight than your assumed projections and give more reality to your plan.

Choose A Huge Market

Especially in the internet world, investors are looking more at the market than at the detailed specifics of your financials. Choose a market that is big enough to be an obvious good opportunity. A business which targets teenage girls who listen to music and has a reasonable chance of capturing 90% of the girls that are online is a huge opportunity. A business which targets net-savvy SAAB mechanics who need prosthetic limbs is not.

Canadian Investors

Canada > Ontario

I'm a married, retired insurance & investment broker with over 25 years experience. Also 16 years of management experience with a large retailer. Silent partner. Could invest as individual or rep. of Investment group.

$25,000 to $100,000

Canada > Manitoba

I have worked as an electrician and manager in the railroad industry for most of my life. I have recently invested in a lucrative scrap steel business as a silent partner. That business has already returned my investment plus given me a tidy sum for my trouble. I am now interested in helping out other small businesses through investing!

$5,000 to $100,000

Canada > Quebec

Montreal-based CPA with experience in finance, strategy, investor relations and accounting.

$10,000 to $250,000

Canada > Ontario

I am a retired former CEO of public and private global companies. I am the currently the founder and CEO of a multi-million dollar investment company with a diversified portfolio. I am interested in investing in or acquiring companies with good growth potential and strong management.

$5,000 to $100,000

Canada > British Columbia

I currently own and operate an environmental consulting business. I have 1 50/50 partner and we specialize in air emission monitoring/consulting. Our company has been around for 35 years and has been a success every year. Most of our work is in British Columbia and Alberta. We have provided our consulting expertise internationally many times in China, Philippines, Hawaii, Indonesia etc. I am 33 years old and married with three daughters (7,4,1). We live in Langley, B.C. I have been extensively investing in the stock market for many years now and have been quite successful. With extra capital laying around I would love to be part of a start up or early established company with exponential potential to grow and be profitable. I am not looking to be very hands on with this investment. I would rather be more of a silent partner providing capital and advising when I feel necessary.

$0 to $50,000

Canada > Toronto

Investment banker, Toronto, Canada since 1994

$3,926,700 to $1,308,900,000

Canada > British Columbia

I am a semi-retired physio, clinical mentor and member of the University of Victoria's Health Science Advisor Committee. Am also an investor in commercial real estate, a health care clinic, an organic meat shop and a medical marijuana enterprise. In the past I've turned physiotherapy clinics around with marketing and relationship building, and have started two enterprises, both of which still exist today. I've chalked up a business failure as well, bringing a sport product from concept to market, an experience that taught me a lot. I love business and innovation, and businesses with a strong ethic. I'm interested in investing in an enterprise where I might bring some modicum of benefit to the table other than simply a financial one. Although I have done a fair bit of marketing work over the years, my strength lays in relationship development. I enjoy the start-up phase of a new enterprise and helping to set up systems and relationships that set a foundation for success.

$20,000 to $200,000

Canada > Saskatchewan

I'm 53 years of age and have a lot of experience in business. Have ran different companies over the years and been very successful and most importantly have cash to invest .

$5,000 to $2,000,000