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Writing a Business Plan

General sources, like books, periodical articles, and web sites that will help in creating a business plan.

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A number of your classes require that you write an effective business plan as part of the assignment. This guide will not necessarily tell you HOW to write a business plan, but rather give you some resources that you may need along the way to crystallize some of the concepts.

On this page you will find general sources, like books, periodical articles, and web sites that will help in creating a business plan. By clicking into the navigation box on the left, marked "Steps in the Process", you will find specific sources that support many of the concepts listed.

An excellent place to start......


The following business databases contain thousands of articles on business plans and business planning:

  1. Use the subject heading, Business Plans, and change the field designation to Subject.
  2.  When the search results appear, slide to the left hand column. Under Narrow Results by, select Document Type, then, select More options.
  3. A new box will pop up. Highlight Business Case and Case Study.
    ABI limi by case study

Books on Business Plans

Books can be useful in locating background information on writing a business plan. You can find books in the Baker University Library Catalog. Some are even available in electronic format.

Use the term, business planning in the Baker University Catalog to locate books on this topic.

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Web Sites on Business Plans