Individuals working with their local SBDC, may receive a discount code for business plan software from participating SBDCs.
Provides detailed industry analysis and market research reports on more than 16,000 lines of business in national and local markets.
The Library has the perfect resource to help you on your way: the Business Plans Handbook.
Each volume includes a general business plan template and multiple sample business plans from a wide range of fields.
Additional works in the Library of Congress on business planning may be identified by searching the Online Catalog under appropriate Library of Congress subject headings.
Choose the topics you wish to search from the following list of Library of Congress subject headings to link directly to the Catalog and automatically execute a search for the subject selected.For example, if you enter the word “restaurant” in the search box, you will get a list of all the business plans containing that word.You can then use the filters on the right-hand side to narrow down the results by subject, content level, or language.For more tips on successful business plans check out this guest post from Canada Business Network.Click on your industry category below to see a listing of sample business plans within that category.To have one of these print sample business plans emailed to you, please call 412.281.7141 or email us.Items listed in the are available in print and online in the Gale Virtual Reference Library, which can be accessed from outside the library with a Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh library card.A well thought out and researched business plan is the cornerstone to starting and running a business.Sound business plans can help you obtain financing, identify key milestones, and provide benchmarks to monitor progress toward your goals.A good business plan is a powerful asset in securing financing, planning for expansion, and preparing for the future security of your business. Although the business names have been changed, the plans themselves are real documents used by businesses in the service, manufacturing, and retail sectors.Your business plan should “convince readers that your venture has the potential to be successful.” That’s all very good in principle, but what if you’ve never written a business plan before? The collection is now in its 44 volume, with business plans that go back as far as 1993.