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Business Plan Assignment


Resource to make your life easier:

Small Business Resource Center

Search this database to learn how to start, finance or manage your small business. Resources include sample business plans, how to guides, articles and websites. Includes material from the print version of the Small Business Sourcebook, Encyclopedia of Business Information Sources, numerous Dummies books, and articles from many trade publications.

Business Plan Assignment

Specific elements

Vision and Mission Statements Numerous internet resources

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The mission statement book 301 corporate mission statements from America's top companies. (1999) Abrahams, Jeffrey Berkeley, Calif : Ten Speed Press.

Stand Out from the Crowd : Secrets to Crafting a Winning Company Identity. (2006). Lipe, Jay. Chicago, IL, USA : Dearborn Trade, A Kaplan Professional Company.

Chapter on developing a mission statement -

Business Plans

Small Business Resource Center

Print books at UMC Librrary

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Business plans made easy. (2005) Bangs, David H and Henricks, Mark Irvine, Calif. Entrepreneur Press.

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Model business plans for product businesses. (1995) Cohen, William A and Cohen, William A New York : Wiley.

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The complete book of business plans [simple steps to writing a powerful business plan. (1994) Covello, Joseph A and Hazelgren, Brian J Naperville, Ill : Sourcebooks Trade.

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Business plans that work includes actual business plans that successfully attracted financing. (2001) Gillman, Joan Holbrook, MA : Adams Media Corp.


How to Write a Business Plan (2nd Edition). (2006). Finch, Brian. London, , GBR : Kogan Page, Limited.
Business planning./Business writing.

Business Plans That Work : A Guide for Small Business. (2004). Timmons, Jeffry A., Spinelli, Stephen, and Zacharakis, Andrew. Blacklick, OH, USA : McGraw-Hill Companies, The.
Business planning./Small business./Entrepreneurship.

Guide to Business Planning. (2004). Friend, Graham and Zehle, Stefan. London, , GBR : Profile Books Limited.
Business planning.

A Short Course in International Business Plans. (2003). Brown, Robert and Gutterman, Alan. Novato, CA, USA : World Trade Press.
Business planning./International business enterprises -- Planning.

Business Planning Guide : Creating a Winning Plan for Success. (2002). Bangs, David H. Chicago, IL, USA : Dearborn Trade, A Kaplan Professional Company.
Business enterprises -- Finance -- Handbooks, manuals, etc./Business planning -- Handbooks, manuals, etc./Business -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.

How to Write a .com Business Plan : The Internet Entrepreneur's Guide to Everything You Need to Know about Business Plans & Financing Options. (2000). Eglash, Joanne. Blacklick, OH, USA : McGraw-Hill Professional Book Group.
Electronic commerce -- Management./Electronic commerce -- Planning./New business enterprises -- Finance./Internet.

Company History

Business and Company Resource Center  - Business and Company Resource Center is a fully integrated resource bringing together company profiles, brand information, rankings, investment reports, company histories, chronologies and periodicals.

Business and Industry Profile

Business Source Premier  -  Contains scholarly journals and business periodicals covering management, marketing, economics, finance, accounting, international business, etc.  (Full Text). Use the Enhanced Business Searching Interface - EBSCOhost to search by specific company (DataMonitor company reports). 


Business Strategy

Description of the Firm's Product or Service

Marketing Strategy

Competitor Analysis

Description of Management Team

Plan of Operation

Small Business Resource Center

Pro Forma (Projected) Financial Statements

The Loan or Investment Proposal

Other useful databases

Business File ASAP  - Analyze company performance and activity, industry events and trends as well as the latest in management, economics and politics. Access to a combination of broker research reports, trade publications, newspapers, journals and company directory listings with full text and images available. (Partial Full Text)

LEXISNEXIS® Academic - Business search tab provides access to business and financial news, company financial information, market research, industry reports, and actual SEC filings. Search features permit comparison of companies based on criteria such as sales, income and number of employees.



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Email: James Carlson Updated

April 20, 2008.