Business Plan Resources Guide
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Business Plan Resources on the Web
- BizPlanIt: Virtual Business Plan Template
Mirrors the major sections of a business plan and provides insight into the fundamentals of writing an effective business plan for your company. Provides advice for avoiding common errors in your own business plan.
How to Write a Business Plan: What is a business plan? Who needs a business plan? What makes a good plan? The different types of business plans. How long should a business plan be? The keys to better business plans. Common business plan mistakes. Plus 100+ free sample business plans available in their entirety.
- BRS Center for Business Planning
Sample Business Plans: This library of business plans includes entries in the Moot Corp® Competition at the University of Texas. Each business plan was a winner or finalist in the competition. The judges (venture capitalists) selected these plans as representing the best in marketing strategy and presentation.
Guidelines for Business Planning: Articles written by experts on the analysis and documentation of your business and marketing strategies including mission statement, pricing, marketing strategy, segmentation, cash flow, financials and a glossary of business terms.
Over 600 Helpful Resources: This library of resources contains links to hundreds of sites offering research materials on every area of planning a business including: venture capital, new products, market analysis, competitive analysis, production management, tax problems, legal issues, financials, writing a business plan and much more.
- Business Owner’s Toolkit: Small Business Plan Components
The attached files contain the component elements of sample business plans for three fictitious companies. Taken together, they illustrate the type of information that is essential to the creation of a high quality business plan. These documents are not complete plans; they are not templates into which you can cut and paste information about your business. Instead, these documents demonstrate how the nature of a business and the target audience for the plan affect the content.
- Business Plan Software
Software; shareware; free ware; templates; samples; online tools; advice; guides.
- Entrepreneur.com: Business Plans
The basics of creating a business plan, planning your business plan, the elements of a business plan, and getting help with your plan.
- Growthink: Business Plan Writing Help Center
Useful resources and ideas related to the business plan writing process.
- The Plan: A Step-By-Step Business Plan Workbook
Compliments of MasterCard Working for Small Business
- Reference for Business: Business Plans Handbook
Actual business plans written by entrepreneurs in North America who are seeking financing for their business.
- SBA: Small Business Planner: Write a Business Plan
A list of links from the Small Business Administration to sites that outline how to write a business plan, give samples of business plans, and offer advice on how to get the most out of your business plan.
- SBDCNet: Business Plans
Online Training; General Business Plans; Sample plans for different types of businesses, such as bookstores, construction firms, e-commerce, restaurants, etc.
- SCORE: Templates for Your Business
Includes a business plan template for a start-up business and one for an established business.
- The Tactics of Creating a Business Plan
Jack B. Hess. This guide provides an outline for a comprehensive business plan. Also included is a number of possible responses for each section—responses similar to what a professional
business plan writer might produce. Also included is a number of links to online resources and collections of data to help with the tactics of completing each section.
- Your Plan: A Step-by-Step Start to Finish Business Plan Guidebook
From the Small Business Advancement National Center, University of Central Arkansas.