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Develop a Business Plan

You’ve gathered the data: now you need to compile it into a workable document to share with your stakeholders and lending partners. 

Small Business Administration “Write Your Business Plan”

The Small Business Administration (SBA) offers templates to develop either a traditional business plan or a lean startup plan.

Gale Virtual Reference Library Business Plans Handbook

This resource is good for inspiration: this title contains actual business plans compiled by, and aimed at, entrepreneurs seeking funding for small businesses. Presents sample plans taken from businesses in the manufacturing, retail and service industries that serve as examples of how to approach, structure and compose business plans.

Gale Business Entrepreneurship 

This database offers articles (from encyclopedias, books, newspapers, trade journals and magazines) on topics that small business owners need, such as how to plan, fund, start and manage your business.

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