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Templates and Examples
The following online and print resources include sample plans, templates, and additional information about business planning.
Business Plans Handbook
Latest volumes in a handbook series featuring actual business plans developed by small businesses throughout North America. (Reference Book Stacks--2nd Floor, Ekstrom--HD62.7.B86)
Small Business Planner
From the U.S. Small Business Administration, this website provides detailed information about what to include in a business plan and how to start and manage a business.
Reference for Business
This free website includes a wide variety of sample business plans. To access sample plans, click on "Business Plans" on the homepage, then select a relevant volume based on the contents listed.
Books on Business Planning
Books categorized under the following subjects may be useful in developing a business plan. Click on the links below to browse subjects and titles in Minerva.
This list is not comprehensive, so ask a librarian if you don't see what you need.
News and Trends
The following print and electronic sources include news and/or information on current business trends. The databases cover a wide variety of newspapers, newsletters, trade publications, etc.
Plunkett's Industry Almanacs
Cover major trends, market research, statistics and more in various industries. Latest volumes in Reference Book Stacks, 2nd Floor Ekstrom. Search "Plunkett's Almanac" and industry name to find call number.
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