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Welcome to the Business Plan Tutorial

Whether you aim to write a basic business plan for a class assignment or create a robust business plan targeted for investors, this guide can help you.

This guide will walk you through the process of writing a business plan. From brainstorming, to researching, to organizing information, this guide will provide ideas for creating a compelling, attractive plan, and steer you towards relevant resources. 

As a recommendation, begin by reviewing the Getting Started and Overview of Business Plan Components pages. Then, use the subsequent pages in this guide as needed for generating ideas and accessing research tools and resources.

General resources for starting small businesses

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This guide is revised from the original version, which was developed by former ELC Business Librarian, Charlene McCormack in 2010.