Answered By: Kate Anderson, Business Librarian
Last Updated: Nov 25, 2019     Views: 503

To locate resources and information related to writing a business plan, try searching within e-book collections, as well as several business databases available in the online library:

eBook Collections:

  1. To search these eBook collections for information on business plans, type business plan into the search box and the results list will contain a number of resources, templates, and examples of business plans.
  2. Here are a few examples of the eBooks you will find in the eBook collections (click on the cover if you're interested in viewing one!):

book cover The Standout Business Plan     book cover How to Write a Business Plan     book cover The Business Plan Workbook     book cover Business Plans Handbook     book cover Encyclopedia of Management     book cover Encyclopedia of Small Business

Article & Video Databases:

  1. Search for "business plan" in the article databases to find articles or videos on this topic.

Sample Business Plans:

The Small Business Reference Center contains many sample business plans. Consider using the sample business plans as a model for developing your own business plan.

  1. To search for business plans, click Start-Up Kit & Business Plans
  2. Select Sample Business Plans
  3. Select the best option for your business plans needs

Consider viewing the short video: Do You Need to Write a Business Plan? for some thoughts and ideas to consider before you get started with the sometimes daunting task of writing a business plan.

Visit the School of Business Guide for additional recommended library resources and websites.

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