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BUS 280 - REAL Small Business Research Guide

Discovery Search

*The Discovery Search searches a select number of databases. Explore the databases below for more resources.

Business Databases

Business Plan Structure

  1. Executive Summary
    What is your overall plan?
  2. Business Desc​ription
    What is your business?
  3. Market Analysis
    What is the current state of your industry? Who is your competition? Who is your target market?
  4. Marketing & Sales
    What is your product or service? Why do your customers need or want it?
  5. Management
    What is the management plan and structure?
  6. Operations
    What labor, facilities, equipment, and materials are required for your product or service?
  7. Finance 
    How will you fund the company? What are your current and future financial projections?

Business Plan Examples, Templates, and Worksheets

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