Commodity export-import trading company ( frozen meat, seafood, dairy )


Profitable Adventure Park Operator Requires Capital To Add More Locations


Pet treat manufacture selling to Pet Stores, Winners, HomeSense and Marshalls seeking expansion.


Residential New Home Construction


"Ethan" the Ethereum Trading Bot. *54,504% return in 2 years*


Aumi Light


Cedars Taphouse & Grill


Multipurpose event venue catering specifically to PC and console gaming enthusiasts.


Apartment Development - High Cap rate


Automated Drive Thru Intelligent Assistant - via Artificial Intelligence


Restaurant Franchising Opportunity


Marina US, NC Yacht, Fish and Hunting Sports Center with year around activity


Cannabis Production Facility


BOAA - Blockchain powered video game


Silent Opportunity: $4.5MM for 20% of a Profitable Business Supporting Hydroponics


LETS ENERGIZE / Kosher / Prime +


Make money 24/7 worldwide with WWW.BOOST.CLOTHING


"Shoot" Group Picture and Video Sharing App


Saskatchewan Grain Farm purchase, 21,000 acres


Let's Make Money Together!


Strategic Expansion Investment Opportunity in NetZero Infrastructure Development Business


Let's scale up and cash out!


Convertible debenture 25% in four months




Cannabis Production Investment Opportunity


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Magnaboard Product Launch




FinTech in Calgary!


Muskoka Bay Resort Pre-construction Condo


The Intersection of Retail and Media


High Park Brewery ("HPB")


Evotrux - Connecting Shippers to Carriers


Asset Backed Financing for Generators - Convertible Option


Compostable Oral Care – zero-waste, gorgeous, made in Canada


Artificial Intelligence ( AI) SAAS solution


The Charity Report - a media opportunity in a vastly underreported sector


Financial Technology Firm with Exceptional Upside!


Food Security: The Next Generation of Sustainable Aquaculture


Real estate investing



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, 36 year old looking for investment opportunities living in Ontario. I currently invest heavily in real estate, and now I am looking for a diversified portfolio and to invest in a growing lucrative business opportunity. My anticipated involvement will depend on the type of venture; I have a business background and not afraid to get my hands dirty for the right opportunity.

$10,000 to $100,000

Canada > Alberta

Married with 1 kid. Currently run a welding company in Alberta Looking to be a silent partner.

$500 to $20,000

Canada > British Columbia

We believe that a bad past is no indication of a bad future, some of the most successful people in our world have the worst credit imaginable, many are even bankrupt (believe it or not). We specialize in an array of business financing and investing for our clients. Through our network; we work with over 1,500 distribution partners, several top 20 banks and numerous small business service providers.

$5,000 to $100,000,000

Canada > Quebec

Looking for opportunities in a complementary field of activity.

$1 to $100,000

Canada > Ontario

My name is David Gordon. A professionally trained Accountant and Project Manager for Sonotec Services Inc for 12 years. Project portfolio managed previously was up to 200M United States Dollars. I am looking to invest in the Transportation and Mining/Oil and Gas Industry for at least a 15% Returns on Investment. Would appreciate being contacted on any incestment opportunity around the world

$100,000 to $500,000

Canada > Ontario

I am 43 years old and have been in IT for over 20 years in various industries and currently work as a Sr Consultant. I am PMP certified as well as many other technical certifications. I have and am currently invested in REITs and looking to diversify given a right opportunity.

$10,000 to $30,000

Canada > British Columbia

I'm 32 and own a Freight Forwarding / Consulting Service firm with expertise in Logisitics / Customs Compliance / Distribution and helping small businesses grow. Experience consulting and implementating ERP systems to run complete finances and operation and performance of growing companies. I have direct contacts factory with contacts oversea for product manufacturing. Am an investor in equities and FX market. Looking to provide hands on support. Also offer outsource service management in website development and design and basic IT setup for start-up business.

$1,000 to $25,000

Canada > Ontario

Management consultant. Founder. Education from Schulich School of Business - Finance and Economics.

$0 to $1,000,000