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Gale Virtual Reference Library: Business Plans Handbook

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Business Plans Handbook

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What is Business Plans Handbook?

A collection of actual business plans compiled by entrepreneurs seeking funding for small businesses throughout North America.

For those looking for examples of how to approach, structure and compose their own business plans, the Handbook presents 24 sample plans taken from businesses in the manufacturing, retail and service industries — only the company names and addresses have been changed.

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How to Use This from Home?

Access Business Plans Handbook from the comfort of your home by logging on with your library card number and password.
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TYPICAL BUSINESS PLANS

Including:
type of business  •  statement of purpose  •  executive summary  •  business/industry description
market  •  product & production  •  management/personnel
financial specifics

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BUSINESS PLAN TEMPLATE

The business plan template and two fictional business plans can aid users in developing business plans
of their own.

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OTHER FEATURES

Also featured is a listing of organizations, agencies, and consultants, a glossary of small business terms and an updated bibliography.

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Who uses Business Plans Handbook?

  • Small Business Owners
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Business Students

To Start Using Business Plans Handbooks, All You Need is...

  • Your library card (apply here if you don't have one)
  • Computer or cell phone with Internet access

See Also...

The everything business plan book