Individuals working with their local SBDC, may receive a discount code for business plan software from participating SBDCs.
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These listings are combinations of plans that are available online and plans that are available in print format.
A listing that shows a title, volume and page number is in print. The Library has the perfect resource to help you on your way: the Business Plans Handbook.Each volume includes a general business plan template and multiple sample business plans from a wide range of fields.A good business plan is a powerful asset in securing financing, planning for expansion, and preparing for the future security of your business. Although the business names have been changed, the plans themselves are real documents used by businesses in the service, manufacturing, and retail sectors.Your business plan should “convince readers that your venture has the potential to be successful.” That’s all very good in principle, but what if you’ve never written a business plan before? The collection is now in its 44 volume, with business plans that go back as far as 1993.Be sure to check out the free or low-cost training opportunities, plus free professional business advising, from your local Small Business Development Center!Get Your Free Business Plan from our collection of over 800 business plans listed below!Please be aware that during periods of heavy use you may encounter delays in accessing the catalog.Creating an effective business plan is important for small businesses, both when starting up and expanding a business. The Business Plans Handbook is a collection of business plans created by entrepreneurs seeking funding for small businesses.Includes startup and small business statistics, such as annual sales and market share; failure rates; entrepreneurial activity rates; startup profit & loss detail and ratios; and detailed small business balance sheets, P & L, and ratios.Extensive full-text database combining scholarly journals, trade publications, dissertations, working papers, market reports, newspapers, business plans, and other sources relevant to research in business and economics.