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Business Plan Resources

Looking for some help in building your business plan? We've compiled some tools that can help.

U.S. Small Business Administration
The SBA provides free, individual consulting for small businesses. They offer face-to-face and internet counseling, as well as low-cost training to nascent entrepreneurs and established small businesses in over 1,800 locations throughout the United States and US territories.

Colorado Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) 
SBDCs are partnerships primarily between the government and colleges/universities administered by the Small Business Administration and aims at giving educational services for small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs. East Colorado Small Business Development Center

Business Plan Pro Software ($60-70 on Amazon)

  • Over 500 editable sample business plans included for all sorts of businesses; find a sample plan and use it as a guide to write your own.
  • Easy step-by-step instructions and expert guidance every step of the way; get from start to finish in less than 15 steps.
  • Built-in market research for 9,000+ industry profiles; compare your projections to industry averages.
  • Printed and electronic document output options in SBA and lender-preferred formats; export to Microsoft Word or Excel, or to Adobe PDF format.
  • Includes streamlined plan setup.

Visit your nearest public or academic library!
UNC's Michener Library is open for public use, and is filled with a plethora of resources, from business books to computer software, that are useful to writing your business plan.

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Business Plan Guide: The Successful Business Plan-Secrets & Strategies
This number-one selling business planning guide in the U.S. includes expert help, worksheets to jump-start the process, a sample business plan, tips on impressing funders, winning tips for competitions, and more. $22 on Amazon.com or free at MCB.

Taking a leap of faith to pursue your small business dream takes courage – and cash. Before you take it, project your start-up and ongoing operational costs and learn all the state and municipal regulations that will affect you. Stay focused on the right growth factors, like identifying when you can expect significant profits. Designing a business plan with achievable goals will enable you to measure progress and celebrate successes.

The article provides an overview of the most important parts of a business plan, with tips that will help business owners assess and identify what aspects of their business need to be more finely tuned before launch.

Learn from 500-plus free business plan templates, read useful articles and buy best-selling business plan software Business Plan Pro.

This business plan template and guide is the result of 20 years of research into the types of business plans that help entrepreneurs and executives raise funding and build thriving companies. It’s primarily for those who have never created a business plan, but there’s plenty of advice for those who have written one or many plans before.

FindLaw Small Business Center
Get legal forms, find answers to common legal questions and even search for lawyers at this site.

Colorado Business Express (CBE)
Colorado Business Express is a quick and easy way to register a business with the Colorado Department of Revenue and/or Colorado Department of Labor and Employment.

Google Tools
Grow your business with online resources and services from Google.

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