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Government Information Connection: Business Portal

Locate information on how to start a small business.

Government Information Connection: Business Portal

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Business Plan Websites

Commercial and government websites for business planning.

  • bPlans.com is a commercial site that offers many examples of business plans, categorized by industry.
  • Business & Professional Services (State of Texas) includes Small Business Development Center, Do Business with the State of Texas, Start a Business, Maintain a Business, Relocate a Business, Licenses, Permits, & Registrations, FAQ.
  • Business Plans Handbook "A Compilation of Actual Business Plans Developed by Small Businesses throughout North America." The last volume indexes all the preceding volumes. Call number: HD62.7.B865. Location: Eagle Commons Library BUSINESS REFERENCE. Hint: Consult the index in the last volume. A sample business plan includes a description of the industry, proforma statements ithat may include cost of sales, equipment needed, market analysis, and marketing strategy.
  • Business Start-Up Information (Texas Secretary of State) provides an extensive list of links including: start-up guides, small business resources, employer issues, permits and licenses, patents, trademarks, copyrights, securities issues, state and federal taxation.
  • National Federation of Independent Business: Business Resources Contents: start my business, sell my business, sales & marketing, finance and accounting, staffing, healthcare & benefits, insurance, legal help, management & leadership, safety & training, tax help, tech & office support.
  • Small Business Administration includes small business planner, services, tools, and local resources.
  • Small Business & Entrepreneurship: BRASS Business Guide (Business Reference & Services Section of the Reference & User Services Association of the American Library Association).

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