Formerly called the Small Business Resource Center. Covers all aspects of starting and operating a small business, including accounting, finance, human resources, management, marketing, and tax, with an interface mapped to the four key states of business development: plan, fund, start, and manage. Content includes journal, magazine, and newspaper articles, books, reference materials, directories, a glossary, "how to" section, and hundreds of sample business plans.
Access earlier volumes of Business Plans Handbook here (available as eBook or in print depending on volume).
How to Prepare a Business Plan by Edward BlackwellAn excellent business plan impresses financial backers, provides a clear blueprint for the future of your company and functions as a benchmark against which to measure future growth. How to Prepare a Business Plan explains the process of creating an excellent business plan in an engaging and accessible way. It includes essential coverage of producing cash flow forecasts, planning a business expansion, planning your borrowing and monitoring business progress. Global case studies containing real business plans provide inspiration and real-life practical insight by analyzing the plans, monitoring the business' progress and discussing their problems. Sample business plans also show you the process in action and provide useful examples for creating your own. How to Prepare a Business Plan helps new business owners to consider what they really want out of their business, and to map their own journey and gain a new understanding of their product's place in the market, as well as writing a business plan with the clarity, brevity and logic to keep bank managers interested and convinced. Whether looking to start up or expand, this practical advice will help anyone to prepare a plan that is tailored to the requirements of their business - one that will get the financial backing they need.
Bplans is owned and operated by Palo Alto Software, Inc. as a free resource to help entrepreneurs build better businesses. In addition to ideas, guidance, and tools for entrepreneurs, Bplans offers a gallery of more than 500 sample business plans.
The now-defunct Global Venture Labs Investment Competition (formerly the Moot Corp® Competition) simulated entrepreneurs asking investors for funding. MBAs from the best business schools in the world presented their business plans to panels of investors. The investors then chose the best new venture. The linked business plans were presented at Moot Corp® Competitions.
On October 6, 2015, the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin announced that it was ending the Global Venture Labs Investment Competition. The Texas only version of the competition will continue as the Texas Venture Labs Investment Competition.
Statista's Business Plan Export tool helps you create your business plan in three steps: select market, select region, and export business plan. To access Business Plan Export from the Statista database landing page, hover over Expert Tools and select Business Plan Export. Your export can be downloaded as an Excel file containing tabs for raw Data based on your selections, a Market analysis, a Profit & Loss (P&L) Statement for you to model your business case, and a Comparison of your modeled P&L statement to the market. Watch this video to learn more about Statista's Business Plan Export:
"Spark Business IQ is a resource for business owners, providing you with growth strategies, financial improvement tips and inspirational stories from successful entrepreneurs." Resources include "A Guide to Build Your Business Plan"