Thinking of starting a business? You are in luck because December is National Write a Business Plan Month! Did you know the Kirstein Business Library & Innovation Center (KBLIC) offers a number of resources for entrepreneurs, opens a new window to help you navigate the business plan process?
See Sample Business Plans:
When writing your plan, it is helpful to view other business plans for your type of business. You will find 800+ business plans listed in the Business Plans Handbook Series, opens a new window from our Gale eBooks resource. Another great spot for sample plans is via the website, BPlans.com,, opens a new window offering over 500 free sample business plans.
And be sure to "check out" these titles from the BPL catalog that will walk you through the process. Sample plans, advice and insights all in one place.
Connect With a Mentor:
Need one-on-one help? Take advantage of KBLIC's partnership with SCORE Boston, opens a new window. This organization provides business counseling free of charge from experienced advisors and business professionals. SCORE Counselors are available Monday and Thursday evenings from 5-7 pm at the Central Library in Copley Square, make your appointment, opens a new window today! You'll also want to be sure to review their Business Planning & Financial Statements Template Gallery, opens a new window
Electronic & Web Resources:
- Watch Lynda.com's Creating a Business Plan, opens a new window course
- Check out the customizable Business Planning Template, opens a new window available via LawDepot
- The Learning Center with the US Small Business Administration offers webinars on Planning Your Business, opens a new window and a page devoted to Writing Your Business Plan, opens a new window.
BPL Research Guide:
Finally, for don't miss our one-stop spot for resources and recommendations for business plan success: the BPL staff-created Research Guide titled How to Write a Business Plan, opens a new window.