Starting a Business

Business Pathways is your partner as you start your practice, helping you navigate what you need to run your business smoothly. In this section, you will find useful information on a range of resources and services to support you.

General resources for starting a business

Write a business plan

The ScotiaAdvice+ Business Plan Writer is an interactive planning tool that can help guide you through the business plan writing process. 

Learn how to incorporate your business

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC has information about how to set up a medical corporation.

Check out these webinars specifically for doctors about personal and professional accounting

Access MD Financial Management’s library of webinars with topics ranging from incorporation to filing taxes to saving for retirement. 

Take a free seminar from the Canadian Medical Association

The CMA Practice Management Curriculum (PMC) offers free seminars to help family doctor and specialist residents prepare for transition to practice.

Discuss financial solutions for your business with an expert

Get physician-centric financial advice and tailored banking solutions to meet your personal and business needs for your medical practice from Scotiabank Healthcare+.

Get deals on legal and financial services

The Club MD program provides you with exclusive discounts to a variety of products and services, and in partnership with Business Pathways, a discount on legal and financial services. 

Scotiabank + MD Financial Management*
MD Financial Management can support you at every stage of your life and career. Whether you are a medical student wanting to minimize debt, a new-in-practice resident thinking about incorporation, or a practicing physician looking for more tax-efficient strategies, MD Financial Management has expert advice and solutions to meet your unique needs. Some of the services offered include financial planning, investment advice, estate and trust planning, incorporation needs and more.

MNP LLP*
MNP keeps a pulse on the industry and shares their findings with you, including opportunities for tax savings, regulatory changes and other factors that may impact the health of your practice. In addition to traditional accounting and assurance services, MNP’s dedicated medical service professionals enhance the health of your practice by providing a full range of business advisory services, including: tax planning, management advice, human resources management, valuations, succession and retirement planning, wealth management and financial planning. 

*Doctors of BC login required.