Business Resources

Business Planning

If you fail to plan, you plan to fail. Business plans are not just for starting a business – they are essential for growing a business. Many owners believe a business plan is needed only when trying to secure financing, but the business plan is, first and foremost, a plan for you, the business leader. It’s secondary role is for potential lenders. A business plan should also serve as a management tool to help establish production goals and measure performance.

Links for information on business planning and sample business plans:

Sample Business Plans

My Own Business – How to Write a Business Plan

Business Plan Outline

Business Owner’s Toolkit

U.S. Small Business Administration


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