Pitch then Plan Recommended Resource
Buisness plan development web site. Free resource to develop a Power Point pitch, business plan narrative and 20+ pages of financial documents to support the plan.
500+ Sample Business Plans created with Business Plan Pro
Features articles about business planning. Designed to sell their software product, but contains useful free information.
About.com Small Business Information; Business Plan FAQ
Common business-related questions with brief answers.
About.com: Business Plans
Information on creating business plans, including what they contain, how they’re used, how often to update, and why your business needs one.
About.com: Small Business Information: common business planning mistakes
Explains the most common mistakes made when writing a business plan and how to avoid them.
About.com: Small Business Information; main business plan page
Overview of sections of a business plan (Executive Summary, Industry, Market Analysis, Competitive Analysis, Marketing Plan, Operating Plan, Financial Plan).
BizPlanit: Your Roadmap to the Capital Markets
BizPlanIt is a professional business plan consulting firm that helps companies develop investor-grade business plans to move down the road towards a successful capital or strategic transaction. In addition to their fee-based services, they have a page of free business planning resources including a Virtual Business Plan, Free Business Plan Newsletter, recommendations of the best business plan books and software as well as useful business plan links.
BulletProof Business Plans Free Smaple Business Plan
“A Public Service From BulletProof Business Plans providing a series of Web pages to assist visitors in furthering their entrepreneurial pursuits.
Free Management Library: Preparation for Planning a Business Venture
An article about things to consider before starting your business.
How to Write a Business Plan and Keep it Updated
A closer look at what is in business plans.
Management Help.org Business Planning (for nonprofits or for-profits)
Covers reasons for business planning, typical contents on a business plan, basic introduction, preparation for planning a business venture and general resources.
PaloAltoSoftware Sample Business Plans
60 sample business plans edited using Business Plan Pro software.
The Entrepreneurs’ Help Page
Contains many articles on general business, business strategy, legal issues, marketing, PR, and building your office.
U.S. Small Business Administration Small Business Planner
Careful planning is fundamental to success. The Small Business Planner includes information and resources that will help you at any stage of the business lifecycle.