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Business Information for Michigan Residents: Business Plan Resources

A listing of resources that can be used by people in Michigan who are not affiliated with the University of Michigan

Business Plan Resources

Freely available resources to help plan your business


Business plans handbook (published from Gale)

  • Full text version of this book series from Gale.

Discover Business - How to write a business plan

  • Comprehensive guide to creating your plan, including important steps in the business planning process including industry analysis, competitor analysis, and product feature comparisons.

Management And Planning Series - US Small Business Administration

  • Valuable resources from the Small Business Administration.

How to write a business plan from

  • From the creators of the software Business Plan Pro, this site includes many sample business plans that can be seen as examples.

Sample Business Plans - Business Resource Software

  • Also from a software vendor, this site includes many sample business plans that you can see as examples. 

Business Model Generation

Books on Business Plans

You can borrow books through MeLCat - the statewide shared library service:

Business Plans Handbook (from Gale Virtual Reference Library: Business Collection)