Here are the contents of the Business Plan DVD recorded at the NSLPS Workshop held on September 29, 2012 in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia:
David Warner, Small Business consultant and the workshop's principal speaker, states the current Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) policy on the destaffing of lighthouses across Canada and the need for interested communities to submit a business plan by June 1 2013 to obtain ownership of their local lighthouse.
and indicates the information required in each section:
Part A: General Information
Part B: Organization
Part C: Contact Information
Part D: Current Status
Part E: Organization
Part F: Proposed Use
Part G: Operation & Maintenance
Part H: Marketing Strategy
Part I: Finance
Part J: Additional Documentation
Part K: Possible Barriers
Part L: Evaluation Framework
David Warner concludes his presentation by giving a sample Business Plan for making a lighthouse a picnic park, a simple but effective use of keeping a lighthouse within the community.
In addition, the DVD contains a shorter presentation on the types of insurance that a non-profit community group should research: Directors and Officers' Liability, General Liability and Volunteer Accidental.