Business Plan Consultants

Michael Sidra, PhD, MBA

President & Business Plan Director

Michael has a wide range of writing, business and management experience, including being a senior director for one of the largest health regions in the country, an adjunct instructor at Concordia University of Edmonton and writing business plans for Business Plans Canada for many years. 

In 2021, Michael became the President of Business Plans Canada and works with other business consultants to manage and successfully complete high quality business plans for our clients. No business plan leaves our office without it first being thoroughly reviewed by Michael. 

Michael has a PhD, and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Alberta and has operated a number of successful businesses over the last 15 years. He is also a certified Project Management Professional by the Project Management Institute (PMI).

Kathleen Elliot

Business Writer

Kathleen is an award-winning researcher and writer with more than 30 years experience in government and corporate communications. A former CBC radio and television journalist Kathleen understands the importance of ensuring that written materials are accurate and relevant to the target audience.

Kathleen has written business plans, proposals, presentation packages and grant applications in areas such as environmental management, infrastructure services, small business development, consumer affairs, law, and education. Her expert knowledge of government and corporations allows her to recognize key phrases and identify the expectations and principles guiding funding decisions. With a proven track record of excellence in securing funding for various businesses, Kathleen knows that successful business plans are aligned with the expectations of funding bodies.


Charles Jeffery

Financial Modeller

Charles relocated with his family to Canada from the UK in 2005. Charles has a degree in production management and a certified diploma in accounting and finance. He has over 20 years experience in different industry sectors including, defense equipment, capital goods, broadcast equipment, regional newspaper, handheld computing and pest control service industry.

He has a working knowledge of the full business cycle from Sales & Marketing to Delivery, including office administration, finance and HR. Using his extensive skills and expertise to turn a designers dream into an economic financial reality. His practical exposure in budgeting, forecasting, financial and management accounting, coupled with his management background, provide a unique approach to understanding your business and preparing your financial statements.

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Did you know that most entrepreneurs take 400 hours to write a business plan?