Business Plan Resources

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Business Plan Resources

A well-thought-out business plan can be the most important factor in the success of your business. A business plan can help you determine if your business will be a financial success, identify and define your business goals, decide the best methods for achieving those goals, and can be used as a tool for raising money. Here are some useful resources and tools that will help you assemble your business plan:

Entreworld.org
Entreworld.org provides useful information, guidance and contacts to entrepreneurs.

Incorporation/LLC Formation
Incorporate your new business with BizFilings. BizFilings professionally forms corporations, limited liability companies (LLCs) and nonprofits in any state. BizFilings embraces the entrepreneurial spirit, and since its inception in 1996 has helped over 100,000 business owners with their formation needs.

IRS Small Business/Self-Employed Web Site
The IRS web site offers a broad range of products, services and resources to educate and assist small business owners.

SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives)
SCORE "Counselors to America's Small Business" is a nonprofit association dedicated to entrepreneur education and the formation, growth and success of small business nationwide. SCORE volunteers provide free, confidential face-to-face and email business counseling to America's entrepreneurs.

Small Business Development Centers (SBDC)
SBDCs offer assistance to individuals and small businesses by providing a wide variety of information and guidance in central and easily accessible branch locations.

U.S. Census Bureau
The U.S. Census Bureau offers data on people, business, foreign trade, geography, reference and media.

U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
BLS is an agency for the Federal Government that produces labor economic data and statistics.

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
This U.S. Patent and Trademark Office web site contains everything you need to know about patents and trademarks.

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)
The SBA provides financial, technical and management assistance to help Americans start, run and grow their businesses. The SBA also offers numerous loan programs to assist small businesses. SBA Loan Programs