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You can obtain a template from the SCORE web site www.score.org and write it yourself for free, in my opinion the best business plans are ones that are tailored to the business.1 of 1 people found this helpful
Most libraries have either binders or electronic subscriptions to sample business plans that you can also download for free.
I've also had a friend use: www.goodtogobizplans.com which costs about $200 for the basic template but worked for him in getting a loan from a bank.
The SCORE web site, as previously mentioned, and Microsoft's web site have several templates for business plans and the financial exhibits that support them. I also like the book Business Plans for Dummies by IDG Books for explaining how to put a plan together. These tools, plus an office suite software package to construct, should permit you to write a comprehensive plan that will suit your purposes.1 of 1 people found this helpful
Another great source of information about businesses and business plans is the US Small Business Administration. Simply go to www.sba.gov and you will find information and links that will get your business going in the right direction. The Office Depot website, www.officedepot.com, is another comprehensive resource that I've found extremely helpful over the years. Good luck!
Many of the Rich Dad books give a lot of good advice as far as business plans go. I really enjoy reading those books. All of the arguments are presented in such logical ways, which I like being a scientist by education. Plus, there is some humor thrown in, so they are really entertaining.