Business Plan Resources

When it comes to creating a business, dreaming up the great idea is the easy part. Coming up with a viable business plan that you can present to potential investors and use to build your business can prove to be a much more daunting task. If you enter a business plan competition, you may be provided access to workshops and other resources to get you started on the business planning process. But if you are just starting out, here are some useful resources  that will aid you in taking those first steps:

Books

Software

  • Business Plan Pro – by Palo Alto Software – This powerful software walks you through the process of writing a business plan, step by step. You can either modify one of 500 included sample business plans or start from scratch with helpful instructions. Choose the standard version to start out, or the premier version to really get your business plan off the ground.
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  • Business Plan Resources

    Do you have a business idea or want to enter a business plan competition but not sure where to start? See our list of must-read business plan resources.